What’s Your Grand Touring Fantasy?
Ever wonder what that “GT” badge on cars stands for? “Grand Touring”, as you may have correctly known. But what, exactly, is a grand tour, a term that originated more than 300 years ago with “upper crust” Europeans—and why should you know more about this small bit of trivia?
Because chances are you’re already completed one.
Lasting months—and sometimes years—a Grand Tour was intended to allow wealthy young men to further appreciate classic art, architecture, and culture by traveling around Europe and experiencing its delights firsthand.
Grand Tours weren’t about necessarily learning many things or as a religious pilgrimage, but much closer to something we’ve all enjoyed: a vacation. Now that you know what “GT” stands for and with more than 50 years of exceptional cars to choose from, what would be your ideal grand touring car—and where would you go on an extended holiday?