One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of making a grand tour.
2Short for "grand touring car"; = "gran turismo", "grand tourer".
(attributive) Designating a high-performance car, originally a luxury vehicle of the sort used for touring, later often a sports version of a standard model (abbreviated GT). Chiefly in "grand touring car".
Early 19th century. From grand + touring.
grand touring/ˌɡrand ˈtʊərɪŋ/
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