Sports Cars are vehicles designed for performance and the track and range from tiny anemic British runabouts like Lotuses to full-fledged Americans world beaters like the Ford GT. The first sports cars were made in the 1900s shortly after the invention of the automobile, and it didn't take long for two people to decide to find out who's car was the fastest. Over the last 100 years they have evolved into a huge number of varieties. Environmentalists and politicians often try outlaw high performance automobiles, While they have sometimes been successful in curtailing the power of sports cars, the desire for them means they will always keep being made. Sports cars are commonly bought by middle aged gentlemen who are going through a midlife crisis. Famous brands of sports cars include Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin.