There's definitely a big difference between a "sports car" and a "performance car" I consider the VT a sports car, and so does Hyundai in many countries except the U.S. (for whatever reason)
General consensus of a "Sports Car" is a car which seats only 2 personsThe front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout (FF) layout which is the most common in sport compacts and hot hatches, and cars in general, is not generally used for sports cars. This layout is advantageous for small, light, lower power sports cars, as it avoids the extra weight, increased transmission power loss, and packaging problems of a long driveshaft and longitudinal engine of FR vehicles. However, its conservative handling effect, particularly understeer, and the fact that many drivers believe rear wheel drive is a more desirable layout for a sports car count against it. The Fiat Barchetta, Saab Sonett and Berkeley cars are sports cars with this layout.
Perfectly said. For anyone who thinks the VT is a sports car hasn't driven a real sports car. Hop inside a Lotus Exige, Porsche 911 or Cayman, Acura NSX, any Corvette, etc and your mind will change, trust me. True sports cars are focused and lack a certain level of creature comforts. The new ones are more refined but the word "sport" is still at their core.
Like it or not, the VT is a sporty economic hatch back
Curious, in your opinion what's the difference between a sports car and a performance car?i think of sports cars as (IMO) front engine rwd cars that does not have a solid rear beam (lol) that are meant for the track. although i love my VT, i don't consider it a sports car. its great everything else tho.
sports cars example: 240sx, gen coupe, 370z, mitsubishi 3000gt, to name a few.
Me?And your wife is into cars too?! My girlfriend knows NOTHINGGGG about cars. Consider yourself lucky!
Those GTO's were the real deal. That's why I drove over 4 hours to Amelia Island for the 2012 Concourse d'Elegance. I had media credentials for the second year in a row. I was the Ferrari 250 GTO reunion last year. There were over 20 GTO's there, from the Series I, Series II and a few 330 GTO's as well shipped in from all over the world for. Each valued at roughly $30 million.Those ferarri 250gto's are clones right?