What is Considered a Sports Car?
We all know the scene...a handsome, middle-aged man wearing sunglasses, cruising around in his red ‘sports car’. But if you stop to think about it, what exactly is the difference between sports cars and normal cars? In the most direct terms, the difference between the two stems from the diametrically opposed needs that these two types of vehicles were designed to fill.
At their core, sports cars are built for speed, stability, enhanced maneuverability and agility, and top-tier handling. These types of vehicles serve a very specific need; a necessity for speed and performance. In light of this need, they typically find themselves lacking in many other aspects - such as passenger capacity, fuel economy, and even maintenance costs. While sports cars may have their faults in certain areas as it pertains to a car’s tangible value, it’s perfectly ok. Sports cars weren’t built to suit all the needs of the everyday consumer. In fact, in many cases, quite the opposite. Sports cars were designed to excel in specific areas and were never created to be all-purpose vehicles.