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    What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    For me personally I would choose the same definition as found in a Websters dictionary:

    "An automobile 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." 2nd definition: "a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons."

    Most cars that we consider sports cars don't quite match up to this definition mainly because the have more than two seats which for the most part are useless. So they might as well be "sports cars"?

    This may be stupid and a waste, I just thought it would make for an interesting discussion????

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    my definition of a sportsCar: PORSCHE GT2

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    yep, Porsche GT2/GT3 and thats about it.

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    I think there should be a weight limit for sportscars, and the GT2/GT3 are dangerously close to being disqualified on that basis (but their otherwise sparkling performance keeps them in the club)

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    A light car whith a rather powerful but small engine.

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    I think I disagree with the small engine part. A Shelby Cobra is a sportscar in my book (lightweight Alu roadster) but has a 7.0L V8 (same with Ford GT40)

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Performance through lightweight.

    One or two seater with minimal creature comforts, where driver interaction is the main priority. The handling ability (something no two drivers will agree completely on) is at least as good as the engine. Rear-wheel drive preferred. The car could be converted for a hill-climb or track day with minimal effort.

    - J

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    Must everything weigh 2lbs?

    That means the ideal sportscar is a lego model with an AMG V12?

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Quote:
    ///AMG Mercedes said:
    Must everything weigh 2lbs?

    That means the ideal sportscar is a lego model with an AMG V12?



    Maybe, when AMG starts making a V12 weighing 2 lbs. But it would still be two seats short of being a sportscar.....

    Nobody mentioned the Lotus Elise yet?

    fritz

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Quote:
    Justin said:
    Performance through lightweight.

    One or two seater with minimal creature comforts, where driver interaction is the main priority. The handling ability (something no two drivers will agree completely on) is at least as good as the engine. Rear-wheel drive preferred. The car could be converted for a hill-climb or track day with minimal effort.

    - J



    I'd like to correct my last post. Justin described the Lotus Elise precisely - he just forgot to mention the name.

    fritz

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Here is mine

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Quote:
    Grant said:
    I think I disagree with the small engine part. A Shelby Cobra is a sportscar in my book (lightweight Alu roadster) but has a 7.0L V8 (same with Ford GT40)



    Ok, that is not really what i meant.
    A Ferrari 575M Maranello is not a sports car. It is a GT...

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    I thought about this and I belive the definition changes through times.
    I mostly agree with Webser's definitions, but to give it my 2004's interpretation:

    A car that can be enjoyed for driving pleasure with excellent handling characteristics to be regularly driven on challenging roads including racing circuits at high-speed.

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    One word: handling

    Re: What is your'e definitiion of a SPORTS CAR?..

    Quote:
    Grant said:
    I think there should be a weight limit for sportscars, and the GT2/GT3 are dangerously close to being disqualified on that basis (but their otherwise sparkling performance keeps them in the club)



    Agreed. 3000 pounds should be the limit with special exceptions made for cars with particularly lively handling.

     
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