Cars are nothing without context. Though many do a little bit of everything, most are built with a primary focus in mind. Performance cars take to the track, where they plane seconds off lap times like so much wood shaving. SUVs are the rugged overlanders that are handy when the road ends, yet traversal continues.
The GT – or Grand Tourer – on the other hand, seems to be more of an honorary title than an official designation. These are cars that mix performance and luxury, intended for road trips but favor the sport experience over capacity. As such, they’re rarely used for this purpose, with drivers content with the fantasy that their sporty GT has the capability to take a cross-continental journey just for the fun of it.
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