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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sports car
▪ At one time for example she was reported to have been racing around Melbourne in a brand new pink sports car.
▪ From my window I saw a tan Mercedes sports car pull up to the moving steps which were being fitted into place.
▪ Front-engine, rear-drive, two-seat, hatchback sports car.&.
▪ It's a good all-round sports car, and incredible value for money.
▪ The sports car had hardly braked.
▪ They show their immaturity as soon as they get behind the wheel of a sports car.
sports car

n. An automobile designed for high speed and power, tight handling, and flashy looks.

sports car

n. a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons [syn: sport car]

Sports car

A sports car (sportscar) is a small, usually two seater, two door automobile designed for spirited performance and nimble handling. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known use of the term was in 1928.

Sports cars may be spartan or luxurious, but high maneuverability and minimum weight are requisite. They may be equipped for racing, "especially an aerodynamically shaped one-passenger or two-passenger vehicle having a low center of gravity and steering and suspension designed for precise control at high speeds."