• Dec 17th 2007 at 11:02AM
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How can young women fight global warming? According to a chief scientist for the British government, Professor Sir David King, they can help out by no longer thinking guys that drive Ferraris are sexy. I will let Sir King speak for himself:

I was asked at a lecture by a young woman about what she could do and I told her to stop admiring young men in Ferraris. ... What I was saying is that you have got to admire people who are conserving energy and not those willfully using it. ... As soon as you come to the individual, however, they will buy a Ferrari, not because it is cheap to run or has low carbon dioxide emissions, but because young women think it is sexy to see men driving Ferraris. That is the area where a culture change is needed.

So, what do you think of Sir King's comments?

Editor's UPDATE: We've been doing some thinking (and reading your comments) and agree that there are plenty of cars that are both sexy and green. How about the Tesla Roadster as the premiere example? I mean, take a look at this beauty.

Then, take these amazing electric conversions, an all-electric Mustang and Shelby Cobra 427. Tell me they're not zero-emission babe magnets.

Or, how about the BMW Hydrogen 7? There are certainly going to be some people who strenuously disagree either with the idea that this car is sexy or that it's in any way green, but I'm sure it can't hurt and look and decide for yourself, right?

Lastly, what about the Aptera as a vision of the way green cars will bring a new kind of sexy back?

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      • 7 Years Ago
      leave it to a man to suggest that women are to blame for men driving cars that are not energy efficient. i am a married woman and as green as the next girl, but if my husband and i had the good (if irresponsible) fortune of owning a ferrari i would be driving it as often as he would! (can you fit car seats in the back of ferraris?) maybe ferrari will develop a hybrid and then we won't have to worry about this anymore.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hell, yeah I am impressed by the Ferrari! Not only does it mean that he's a man who has a great job and can provide for a wife and family, it also means he's not a fuddy duddy. Besides, who do you think gets to drive it while he's at work?!!! (Top down, cruisin down the beach Wahooooo!!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I take the bus, I'm hot! My butt is getting nice and firm from walking too ladies.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Cars are not what most women look for in a sexy man. And, as far as the environment, household waste is just as big a polluter. Personally, my man is smart, funny, polite, clean shaven and oh so sexy in his '95 rusted out Chevy Blazer
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sir David King should chech in to the nearest mental institution.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Screw Sir King......he can't afford a Ferrari...

      Besides, when the holier than thou poiticians get rid of their suvs and stop using privte jets and government owned jets to get around.....then maybe...just maybe I'll think about getting a hybrid....
      • 7 Years Ago
      GIVE ME A 1964 1/2 MUSTANG!
      • 7 Years Ago
      i love my v8 5 speed mustang and ill keep payin the 50 bux it takes to fill my tank with pleasure...oh yeah and guys in ferrari's will always be sexy no matter what
      • 7 Years Ago
      For a new Ferrari, I'd probably turn queer
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have driven a Ferrari for years. I got the car for myself. If you like it fine if you don't fine. I got it for the performance and handling. The only one that it needs to please is me. Before the Ferraris I drove Corvetts from the age of 17 till my 40's. The girls and women who chase you for just your car have never worth my time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      priusgus, sorry but you're just a gay woman-hater.
      You probably are bitter because you drive a Prius. I have two rules - never to get behind a PT-Cruiser or a Prius, because they're SLOW!!
      Ernie Five Star
      • 7 Years Ago
      At my age, I will drive what ever the the hell I want...
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