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I've always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn't be talking about because I'm an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made.
Robert Redford

Meaning of "sports car" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPORTS CAR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPORTS CAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sports car is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPORTS CAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sports car

Sports car

A sports car is a small, usually two seat, two door automobile designed for spirited performance and nimble handling. Sports cars may be spartan or luxurious but high maneuverability and minimum weight are requisite.

Definition of sports car in the English dictionary

The definition of sports car in the dictionary is a production car designed for speed, high acceleration, and manoeuvrability, having a low body and usually adequate seating for only two persons.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPORTS CAR

sports bag
sports bra
sports cap
sports centre
sports coat
sports day
sports desk
sports drink
sports enthusiast
sports equipment
sports fan
sports ground
sports hall
sports injuries clinic
sports injury
sports jacket
sports medicine
sports page
sports shirt
sports shop

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPORTS CAR

cable car
chauffeur-driven car
classic car
family car
flat car
getaway car
hire car
hybrid car
kit car
passenger car
police car
race car
racing car
rental car
saloon car
stock car
touring car
toy car
trolley car
vintage car

Synonyms and antonyms of sports car in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sports car» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPORTS CAR

Find out the translation of sports car to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sports car from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sports car» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

跑车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coche deportivo
570 millions of speakers

English

sports car
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पोर्ट्स कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سيارة رياضية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спортивный автомобиль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carro esporte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিযোগিতার গাড়ী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

voiture de sport
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kereta sport
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sportwagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スポーツカー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스포츠카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mobil sport
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe thể thao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விளையாட்டு கார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पोर्ट्स कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Spor araba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

auto sportiva
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samochód sportowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спортивний автомобіль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

masina sport
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σπορ αυτοκίνητο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sportmotor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sportbil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sportsbil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sports car

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPORTS CAR»

The term «sports car» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.321 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPORTS CAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sports car

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9 QUOTES WITH «SPORTS CAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sports car.
1
Jay Kay
All I want to know is that I can keep this house for the rest of my days and I want to make good music... and have the odd sports car in the garage, obviously!
2
Charles Pelly
Auto designers usually have to think in terms of the standard categories: SUV, sports car, etc.
3
Ferdinand Porsche
I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.
4
Suresh Raina
I've always wanted to buy a sports car. After the England series, I went up to my dad and said that I wanted to buy a sports car and got his consent. On his birthday, I surprised him by bringing it home. It's a Porsche Boxter Limited Edition, and my family was thrilled to see it.
5
Robert Redford
I've always liked speed. I own a car that I shouldn't be talking about because I'm an environmentalist, but the 1955 Porsche Spyder 550 RS is the finest sports car ever made.
6
Roz Savage
I don't own designer clothes, or a sports car, or a huge house, but I am seeing the world, experiencing amazing things, and I have become an environmental campaigner.
7
Carroll Shelby
In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.'
8
Gin Wigmore
When you're young, you need to be silly and be stupid and not be trying to do that when you're 40 in a red sports car.
9
Katheryn Winnick
My first car was a Chevy Cavalier. My dad somehow convinced me that it was a hot sports car because it was red.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPORTS CAR»

Discover the use of sports car in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sports car and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Build Your Own Sports Car on a Budget
The all-color practical Build Your Own Sports Car provides all the information needed to build a road-going two-seater, open-top sports car on a budget, using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials.
Chris Gibbs, 2007
2
Build Your Own Sports Car for As Little As 250 Pounds and ...
Using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials, this volume shows you how to make the chassis, suspension and bodywork, and advises you on how to modify and use inexpensive but serviceable mechanical components.
Ron Champion, 2000
3
How to Build Your Own Tiger Avon Sports Car for Road Or Track
Step-by-step guide to building a dream sportscar on a budget. Based on available Ford Sierra mechanical components: use a straight 4 or V8 engine, including Pinto, Zetec or Rover K-Series. All parts available from Tiger Sportscars.
Jim Dudley, 2004
4
The Sports Car Book: The Essential Guide to Buying, Owning, ...
Now available in paperback, this book provides a complete introduction to the world of sports cars, with practical advice on how to choose the most suitable model, and what to expect when running one, as well as guidance on insurance, ...
Paul Guinness, 2010
5
Northeast American Sports Car Races 1950-1959
This book focuses on the different aspects that contributed to the development of Northeast American sports car racing during the 1950s.
Terry O'Neil, 2010
6
Sports Car and Competition Driving
In this revised edition, Paul Frere builds on the strengths of the original text by explaining how to meet the new challenges posed by radical new developments in automotive technology.
Paul Frere, 1992
7
Sports Car Chronicle
Fast-paced history of the sports car in America. Every major sports car is covered, including Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, and scores of lesser-known brands
Consumer Guide, Publications International, 2004
8
Pro Sports Car Racing in America: 1958-1974
Penske, Shelby, Hall, Gurney, Hill, Ginther, Reventlow, Miles, Cunningham, Krause -- these are the men who dominated sports car racing in North America at the start of the 1958 racing season.
Dave Friedman, 2004
9
Corvette - The Great American Sports Car
In Corvette: The Great American Sports Car, accomplished automotive author John Gunnell provides a year-by-year examination of the Corvette's evolution.
Staff of Old Cars Weekly, 2010
10
Corvette Stingray: The Seventh Generation of America's ...
"The definitive, GM-licensed companion book for the autumn 2013 launch of the seventh-generation Corvette, a car that continues to define and re-define the American sports car."-Provided by publisher.
Larry Edsall, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPORTS CAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sports car is used in the context of the following news items.
1
F1 and NASCAR, sports cars at Old Mosport and farewell to Alec …
The headline race of the weekend will feature the cars and stars of the Tudor watches-sponsored United SportsCar Championship, and that will take place next ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
2
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a sports car for the 10 percenters
Have a taste for racing? Enjoy top-down driving with good fuel economy thrown in? Seeking outstanding Italian design for less than six figures—a lot less? «Boston.com, Jun 15»
3
Texas man, dog, die of heat exhaustion in his locked sports car
PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Police say a 72-year-old Texas man and his dog died of apparent heat exhaustion after not being able to get out of his locked sports ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
4
Taylor Clark found dead after going to sell his car to Craigslist buyer
A 19-year-old student has been found dead after he went to sell his sports car to a buyer on Craigslist. Capt. Tim Fagan of the Florissant, Missouri, police ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
5
Passenger dies in sports car at Richard Petty driving attraction at …
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tavon Watson, 24, of Kissimmee, failed to maneuver the high-powered sports car through one of the course's curves, ... «Orlando Sentinel, Apr 15»
6
McLaren's 'wow' sports car
NEW YORK -- McLaren Automotive hopes to double sales of its niche brand with the 570S sports car, unveiled at the annual auto show here Wednesday. «USA TODAY, Apr 15»
7
2017 Audi R8 e-tron: First Details For New All-Electric Sports Car
The all-new Audi R8 sports car was officially unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, including the limited-production R8 e-tron battery electric version. «Green Car Reports, Feb 15»
8
Tesla upgrade to Roadster sports car doubles its range
Tesla has updated its electric sports car with a huge boost to its battery, ... Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the firm plans to drive the car from San Francisco to LA ... «Daily Mail, Dec 14»
9
Audi gives new look to TT sports car for 2016
LOS ANGELES — A new Audi TT is making its debut here next week, an updated look that moves the sports car a little further from its roots. The 2016 Audi TT ... «USA TODAY, Nov 14»
10
Tesla Motors gears up to reveal 'D' vehicle - and it could rival a Bugatti
One of the announcements is thought to be an upgrade to existing Tesla cars such as driver assist technology, while the other could be a new sports car akin to ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»

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