Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe
No...a four door car, cannot be considered a sportscar, not even close, it can't even be considered a GT or sports coupe. They're nothing more than sedans, they may be highperformance sedans, but at the end of the day they're still sedans. To be honest, when I think of Mercedes, sportscar doens't even register in my mind. Maybe the day they offer a low weight high performance 2 seater without an automatic, I would reconsider, as for now, they are nothing more than a boulevard crusier.
well, I'm not factoring weight into my reasoning just because I have no idea how much any of these cars weigh. but here's another argument: the Mercedes CL600 and the Ferrari Scaglietti. both are powered by monstrous V12 engines and both are hardtop coupes. but when I look at the Mercedes CL600 (and I look at one almost every day, lol, because my dad's employee has a CL550) I think "coupe"
and when I look at a Ferrari Scaglietti, I think "sports car"
now chances are most of you won't agree with me but hey, that's why I say the term is open to interpretation :] but they're both extremely fast, extremely sexy, hardtop, 2-door, 4-seaters. so with the solid reasoning a lot of you are using, they're either both coupes or they're both sports cars.