The concept of the GT car emerged from Europe in the mid-1900s, with the goal of being both a high-performance automobile and a long-distance driver. So GT — meaning grand tourer or gran tourer — makes sense. Some hallmarks of GT models include a near-seamless merging of luxury and performance and a 2+2 design. Enzo Ferrari was among the early GT pioneers alongside Johnny Lurani and Vittoria Jano.
Borrowed from the Italian gran turismo, grand tourer is an almost direct translation. While gran turismo means “grand tour” and typically refers to a cultural tour around Europe, a grand (or gran) tourer is a car that’s been engineered for comfort on those long drives.
While you might see a positively barren cockpit on a Formula 1 car and a lackluster engine under the hood of a pure luxury vehicle, grand tourers emphasize the fusion of comfort and speed. The result is the definitive automobile, elegant and more refined than traditional sports cars. Most GT cars feature:
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