touring car


Definition of touring car

: an automobile suitable for distance driving: such as
a : a vintage automobile with two cross seats, usually four doors, and a folding top : phaeton sense 2
b : 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 The emphasis on the front seat comfort allowed designers to give the four-door Grandsphere the sloping shape of a two-door touring car. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 2 Sep. 2021 The son of Chris Ruud, a sports car racer since the early 2000s, Jacob found himself at the track as a child, caught the bug and took the usual path through karting and club racing into professional-level touring car competition. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2021 In its self-driving mode, the Skysphere acts like a touring car, an elegant two seater designed for fast comfortable long distance travel. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 14 Aug. 2021 In a gorgeous hue of blue-black metallic, the 190E Evolution essentially looks like the Batmobile had a love affair with a DTM touring car, and who wouldn't want that? Maxwell B. Mortimer, Car and Driver, 23 May 2021 Fittipaldi competed in the DTM touring car series throughout Europe in 2019, and, in March of last year, was announced as a test and reserve driver for Haas F1 for 2020. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Mar. 2021 No, with the Roma, Ferrari focused on making a 21st-century grand-touring car with an almost all-digital interface and without a goofy retractable roof. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 26 Nov. 2020 Roughly 18 months ago, team owner Roger Penske and team president Tim Cindric approached their dominant touring car driver with a proposition, knowing his lifelong dream of racing in the United States. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Oct. 2020 Later that same year, Zanardi competed in a touring car race at Monza, Italy. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of touring car

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Touring car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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