According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a “sports car (sportscar) is a small, usually two seater, two door automobile designed for spirited performance and nimble handling”. Makes sense, but it is missing something in this day and age where lines have blurred as technology advances and even everyday cars seem sporty. A GTR or Corvette are clearly sports cars, but what about an E63 AMG Mercedes that is heavy, carries the whole family and has a 500+hp engine? Ultimately, ordinary cars are engineered for comfort, fuel economy, passenger space, and cargo space. They’re designed to be “do everything reasonably well” cars. Some may come with sport styling or ‘sport packages’ or even massive engines. But, it’s a token gesture, a nod to the sports car. True sports cars will have minimal cargo space, minimal seating and performance characteristics that drive most of the decision making car companies went through to build it.