When car companies put the name “sport” in front of a model of car, does that mean it’s faster?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Not really, it means the car looks SPORTIER than others. Some Sports cars come with V6 engines in them. All it means is you have the SPORT LOOK!

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  • 1 month ago

    as a generalisation it  would infer it has better handling, steering and yes more power. though this is not always massive.  overall 'sport' for most manufacturers is  a selling 'badge' that infers it is much more of a sports car than reality.  sports cars being ( of old.. a 2 seater fast high powered car) anything from 2-5 doors with  uprated suspension .often wider wheels and other  attractions or 'bling' such as alloys.  so bottom line is it would be rare indeed if it was nota. tad faster than standard.

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  • 1 month ago

    Most manufactured vehicles with the word "sport" included in one or more packages of the exact same vehicle usually means there are suspension, steering, and cosmetic changes included in the "sport" package. Possibly could include an engine modification like a super charger giving you more HP on the same engine. 

    However, some dealerships will take in used cars and slap anything on the side of the vehicle to make it look "sporty" even though it's just a decal or sticker package. 

    Good Luck!

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  • 1 month ago

    It could mean that, but sometimes it refers to style instead of performance.

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  • F
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Mostly no, unless you believe in go-faster stripes. It's often a trim level. It might have better sportier looking alloys and maybe dechromed, but mechanically might be the same as the standard model. (incidentally , no one has a base model these days or even and L model. They all start at SX or something similar.

    Often the real sportier models will be badged like ST and RS (Ford example), which do have significantly uprated mechanicals. Then they do (FORD again) an ST-line range, which look like the ST models but have bog standard engines.

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  • 1 month ago

    Maybe. The primary purpose is marketing, to sell more cars, faster.

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  • Bort
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    It doesn't guarantee it's faster or has more power or anything at all is different from other models but, yes, 'sport' models usually have a slightly different trim package and features non-sport models don't have which can be a ton of different things. Some of the things a sport model has that other models don't have are dumb like a visor clip or cup holder or black trim instead of white. Some things can be things that add additional power to the engine or stability to handling.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    it depends on the car, theyre all different

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  • 1 month ago

    It generally doesn't mean much of anything except that they installed a different trim and a fake racing stripe.

    It used to mean better performance but that hardly applies to modern cars.

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  • 1 month ago

    Increased throttle response

    Faster acceleration

    Higher-RPM shifts

    Stiffer suspension

    Tighter steering

    Increased horsepower and torque

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