Sports cars are typically 2-passenger vehicles designed specifically for improved maneuverability, superior performance, and rapid speed—often with the sacrifice of comfort. Sports cars originated in Europe in the early 1900s and became popular in the late 1920s. The popularity of sports cars still continues today as they are produced by manufacturers around the world. Most sports cars have a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout known as FR. Adequate weight distribution ensures that the sports car is balanced when in motion. Types of sports cars include grand tourers, coupes, hot hatches, sport compacts, muscle cars, supercars, and sports sedans.