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What is the difference between these 2 sentences?

1. Audi has grown to compete with such cars as Lamborghini.
2. Audi has grown to compete with cars such as Lamborghini.

To me, both sentences seem to mean the same. Is there any unapparent difference?

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Both are correct and mean the same thing, but the latter sounds much better to me. I think the problem is that such as is most often grouped together so it sounds a little strange when it is separated.

You have a small semantic issue though. I would say that Audi and Lamborghini are car manufacturers in this context. Although cars are often referred to by their manufacturer's name, the cars themselves don't grow.

[The company] has grown to compete with [other companies] such as [CompanyX]

rather than

[The company] has grown to compete with [cars] such as [CompanyX]

Audi has grown to compete with car manufacturers such as Lamborghini.

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