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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Penske and Rahal can bring them over from their sports car programs. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "So you want to enter the Indy 500?," 24 May 2018 Mercedes-Benz is readying an all-new sub-brand, Mercedes-EQ, while BMW is expanding its own brand-within-a-brand, BMW i. Even Britain’s Aston Martin has launched a new electric sports car, with another in the works. NBC News, "Luxury electric cars lure buyers on performance, not the planet," 9 July 2018 The new car is based on the 2020 Toyota Supra, the manufacturer's new sports car, reviving a name discontinued from the U.S. lineup 20 years ago. Edgar Thompson,, "Chase Elliott captures the pole at Coke Zero Sugar 400," 7 July 2018 Inspired by Lady Gaga, Madonna and Daft Punk, Aquaria sings about latex, corsets, and sports cars in a full-throttle race to the top. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Aquaria Gears Up for Another Tight Race in Debut Single 'Burn Rubber'," 29 June 2018 He’s built sports cars just by eyeballing them, recreated his favorite New York bar in his hometown and designed a Japanese garden in Manhattan in August — with snow. Adam Popescu, New York Times, "Tobias Rehberger’s Friends Are Always With Him," 26 June 2018 The cars will be judged under a range of categories, including open cars, closed cars, pre-war cars, post-war cars, sports cars, and muscle cars. Grace Dickinson,, "What to do with dad around the Philadelphia region this Father's Day weekend," 13 June 2018 Forty classic sports cars, from 1930s Alfa Romeos to 1960s competition Ferraris will line the Park Blocks outside the museum. Janet Eastman,, "Accelerating style: Streamlined cars, designed to go fast, arrive at Portland Art Museum (photos)," 6 June 2018 Through the evolution of its designs, Maserati continues to lead the way in automotive fashion, creating cars that are personal and hit an elegant note within the classic sports car world. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...A Northern Italy Road Trip," 14 Nov. 2016

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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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