Sports car

performance-oriented car class, generally small or light-weight with good handling

A sports car is a small, fast, quick-turning automobile. Most of them only have two seats or very small seats in the back.[1] Luxury versions of sports cars are known as "grand tourers".

Porsche 911

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A sports car is different from an automobile for racing. The sports car is allowed to drive on a normal road, whereas race cars cannot.

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Since the invention of automobiles, people have tried to make them faster. The first sports cars were made to be raced by rich people.[2]

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There are different versions of sports cars. There are automobiles with the motor in the front and those with rear-wheel drive. Examples are the Chevrolet Corvette or the Honda S2000. There are also cars with the motor behind the passengers, in the middle of the car. One of the first cars like this was the Lamborghini Miura. Porsche uses a different layout. The motor in a Porsche 911 is in the back, behind the rear wheels. Since the 1980s, a lot of sports cars have four-wheel drive. The motor in the front and front-wheel drive is only used in a few sports cars.

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Most sports cars only have two seats. Some sports cars also have small seats in the back. For example, the Porsche 911. The McLaren F1 has three seats, with driver sitting in the middle.

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Sports cars are often fast and expensive cars.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

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These are some sports cars:

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  1. "Sports car". Retrieved 5 March 2015. Full definition: a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving
  2. Georgano, G. N. (1985). Cars: Early and Vintage, 1886-1930. London: Grange-Universal.
  3. "Veyron SuperSport hits 267mph". Archived from the original on 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-05-11.