Definition of gran turismo in US English:

gran turismo

(also GT)


  • A high-performance model of automobile.

    • ‘As such, the GTi is a front-driver only, yet, as you would expect from a car carrying a gran turismo badge, it handles brilliantly, nonetheless.’
    • ‘At last, the gorgeous and exclusive Alfa 8C Competizione, Gran Turismo car, which is to be produced in a limited edition, makes its debut in Paris.’
    • ‘The history of the GTA goes back to 1965 when Alfa built the lightweight 1600 Giulia GTA Coupe (gran turismo alleggerita) for racing.’


1960s: Italian, literally ‘great touring’.


gran turismo

/ˌɡran to͝oˈrizmō/