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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The wraps come off Wednesday at simultaneous events in its three biggest markets, where Porsche -- which has churned out roaring sports cars for seven decades -- will bathe the new car in a backdrop of sustainable-power imagery. Christoph Rauwald, Fortune, "Watch Out Tesla: Porsche Unveils Its First-Ever Electric Car," 4 Sep. 2019 Most notably, SpaceX launched its CEO’s sports car into deep space during the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy, sending the vehicle on an orbit around the Sun that crosses paths with the orbit of Mars. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Why stowaway creatures on the Moon confound international space law," 16 Aug. 2019 In its first year, the figure came to 418,000 and today, 55 years later, the Mustang remains the world’s best-selling sports car. NBC News, "He created the Ford Mustang and the minivan, but Lee Iacocca was most proud of his immigrant past," 3 July 2019 Mine Mobility also plans to make a cheaper compact car and a more expensive electric sports car. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The Tesla of Thailand is also an electric utility," 30 June 2019 Tony then sold his infamous red sports car to Bryce in an effort to pay for good lawyers to help his parents. Ariana Romero,, "The Timeline You Need To Understand 13 Reasons Why Season 3," 24 Aug. 2019 The rear-wheel-drive, two-seat sports cars have either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injection flat four-cylinder engine. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Boxster 718: preserving Porsche purity," 18 Aug. 2019 There’s no dispute that Immesberger, while driving north on Federal Highway in Martin County, lost control of his sports car, crashed and died. Marc Freeman,, "Tiger Woods’ girlfriend and restaurant slam claims in wrongful-death lawsuit," 9 July 2019 Lexus is looking to use films as a way to launch new emotionally engaging campaigns around the release of its new sports cars and luxury sedans and SUVs. Dale Rutledge, Fortune, "With ‘MIB: International,’ Lexus Is Cast as a Blockbuster Car for a Second Straight Summer," 14 June 2019

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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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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