[Staff, 2022-10-16 02:00:00,
You may have seen it perched on the rear of a good-looking two-door coupe like a late model S550 Ford Mustang: the letters “GT.” However, you might not know that the term GT, or “grand tourer,” is a flexible definition extending to a number of cars from all over the world. So, what makes a car a GT and not a sports car or something else, like the Jaguar XK?
What does GT stand for?
GT stands for “gran turismo,” an Italian term meaning “grand touring.” You might instantly think of long drives on breathtaking ribbons of pavement when you hear it. Frankly, you wouldn’t be wrong. MotorTrend says the original definition was “between a sports car and a luxury car.” However, across countries, cultures, and marques, the words “grand tourer” evolved into a broader term covering many cars.
To many fans of the style, grand tourers are two-door, powerful coupes with enough comfort and storage to slurp down the miles and cross continents. However, like the fluid term “sports car,” GT is tacked onto four-door sedans, small sports cars, and even electric vehicles (EVs) like the Audi e-tron GT.
What is the purpose of a grand tourer?
Even with the flexibility of the term, it’s easy to see the purpose of a GT. First, GT cars have to be a comfortable, even luxurious, means to do everything from joyrides to road trips. Also, a GT has to…
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