sports car


Definition of sports car

: a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving

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Even before Hanley made a splashy Indy qualifying debut, Julian had already announced the team would pare back its sports car efforts to focus primarily on expanding its IndyCar program. Michael Marot, The Seattle Times, "Hanley helps DragonSpeed make big move in Indy qualifying," 19 May 2019 For example, one household might see an ad for a Ford Motor Co. truck, while a neighbor watching the same show at the same time might see an ad for a Ford sports car. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "TV Networks Form New Consortium to Advance Targeted Advertising," 12 Mar. 2019 Audi Sport Customer Racing, which sells the GT3 version of Audi's R8 sports car, has sold more than 200 copies of its R8 LMS GT3 globally. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Open mind, wide open throttle: We go to our first NASCAR race," 15 Nov. 2018 The new sport car has been photographed undergoing road tests for months. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July," 12 Apr. 2019 Created by legendary race-car engineer Carroll Shelby in his Venice, Calif., speed shop, the car started out as an AC Cobra sports car from England. WSJ, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 26 Nov. 2018 Only Mazda really went for it, using rotaries mostly famously in sports cars such as the RX-7 and grand tourers such as the Cosmo. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Rhombus Rotary Engine: Can a Quirky New Design Top the Famous Wankel?," 18 Jan. 2019 The Vintage Ferraris That Run in the Family Three classic Italian sports cars have been an everyday part of a Colorado clan for over 40 years. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "The Corvette Expert’s Corvette," 15 Jan. 2019 The Quiet Classic To Boot Buchanan Black >$350, buy now at To Boot Like a luxury sport car, this shoe’s got all the right curves. Max Berlinger, GQ, "The Best Black Derbies Are Durable All-Occasion Anti-Sneakers You Can Wear With Anything," 10 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sports car

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sports car was in 1919

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English Language Learners Definition of sports car

: a low, small car that seats two people and that is made for fast driving

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