turn of speed

turn of speed

The ability to accelerate to a great speed very quickly. We wanted to make an electric car that also has an explosive turn of speed.
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a ˌturn of ˈspeed

a sudden increase in speed: She put on a turn of speed at the end of the race and won easily.
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The 1.5 offers a reasonable turn of speed - rest to 62 achievable in 10.4s en route to a 108mph top speed.
It is testament to his ability that he should have pulled so hard in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle yet was still able to unleash a devastating turn of speed to make it four from four this season.
He showed a neat turn of speed to head off second-placed Adam Garthwaite from Devon and Northumberland's Angus White in third place.
TEENAGER Henry Cash produced an impressive turn of speed to win the Huddersfield Star Wheelers inaugural summer hill climb.
Although the confines of the Goodwood hill won't permit a full-blooded drive, the car's sound, turn of speed and sharp-edged styling promise to make a big impression.
Bolton 2 Birmingham 2 LEE CLARK joked that he stunned his critics with a great turn of speed as he ran on to the pitch to celebrate last-gasp survival.
CONRAD FRANKS showed a good turn of speed to win yesterday's South Shields Harriers' 10k Multi-Terrain Centenary Race.
Cavendish, the faster sprinter in the world on two wheels, produced a blistering turn of speed to keep Australian Matt Goss at bay.
TURN OF SPEED J Kate's sister shows that she too is an accomplished skier J Duchess goes solo as she zooms down mountain I DON'T NEED ANY ALP BREAK J Wills and Kate ride the slopes ALL WHITE JNOW Kate on the Alpine trip that was a gift from her parents
The Andre Fabre-trained horse produced a devastating turn of speed in the latter stages of the race to close up a huge gap and take the line in a close finish.
And when a turn of speed was required the model's 121mph maximum and 0-62mph sprint of 11.9 seconds were appreciated.
The diesel might seem lowly on power but it never felt out of breath, giving a good turn of speed and decent pull from low revs.
As a dog that was bred to race, she has a remarkable turn of speed, so you can imagine the damage and distress when running at 30mph, the low branch of a tree pierced her, leaving a gaping wound.
But the reptiles, which can grow up to 4m long, can show a surprising turn of speed when targeting prey.
Not only does Latabe show a quick turn of speed but her fancy footwork has left Lewis flummoxed whenever he tries to get the ball back off her.