touring car


: an automobile suitable for distance driving: such as
: a vintage automobile with two cross seats, usually four doors, and a folding top : phaeton sense 2
: a modern usually 2-door sedan as distinguished from a sports car

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Examples of touring car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the name implies, this is a proper gran turismo, a touring car unlike any of the other seven. Tim Stevens, Robb Report, 4 May 2023 This Lancer/LeBaron GTS project is an ambitious one, a Chrysler attempt to build a Euro-style touring car. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 16 Apr. 2023 Capable of hitting 60 mph in a claimed 3.2 seconds for the coupe, the DBS is a monstrously quick touring car that tops out at 211 mph, regardless of bodystyle. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 12 Jan. 2023 Millegan also bought a classic 1938 Rolls Royce touring car, spent $800,000 restoring it and showed it in premier car shows in the United States, Great Britain and Europe, according to prosecutors. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2022 An open touring car, a phaeton conveyed the essence of speed and performance, and was built for real sporting types. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2022 Not intended to be a touring car with continental range, the Pioneer is aimed at families requiring the utility of a second car but also demanding economy. B.c. George, Car and Driver, 27 June 2022 Today the 39-year-old Shandon resident has a 1913 Model T touring car. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 14 July 2022 Its existing Model L touring car, launched in 1920, was an early entry in the world of luxury automaking. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of touring car was in 1903

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“Touring car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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