One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural gran turismos
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’.
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