So, what (apparently) do men care about when it comes to women and cars and sex? It's not the CO 2 emissions level. In a statement (also available after the jump, Evecars editor Alex Jenner-Fust said that, "The men we polled love the idea of a woman at the wheel of a high performance car, but only if she knows how to handle it. That's why the idea of a Land Rover Defender driven by the Queen is far more appealing than a modern Mercedes convertible being driven, or crashed, by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears." Sigh.
We've been through this discussion before, and I guess men need to reshape our thoughts in the same way women should if anyone is going to attract a mate in a car when the ocean levels rise. And here I thought going green was so sexy? When, exactly is that going to happen again?
- UK scientist: Young women can fight global warming by realizing Ferraris don't make a guy sexy
- It's the first date. Do you want him to show up in a Prius or a Hummer?
- And now it's the men's turn: what does her car say about her?
Ten sexiest cars to turn men's heads
Women hoping to attract male attention should get behind the wheel of a classic convertible, and be able to drive it well, according to a survey from evecars.com.
The women's car website polled a cross-section of men to discover which cars they'd be most impressed to see a woman driving. The winner was the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster, a classic model built from 1955 to 1963, and made famous by Grace Kelly who drove the car in the film High Society.
'The vintage Mercedes SL Roadster is undeniably a beautiful car, which oozes style and class. Buying one isn't cheap, but proves the owner appreciates the finer things in life,' says Alex Jenner-Fust, editor of evecars.com.
Although most of the favourites are performance cars, including the Porsche 911, Mitsubishi Evo and Subaru Impreza - the Queen's favourite vehicle the Land Rover Defender also scored highly in the top ten.
'The men we polled love the idea of a woman at the wheel of a high performance car, but only if she knows how to handle it,' says Alex Jenner-Fust. 'That's why the idea of a Land Rover Defender driven by the Queen is far more appealing than a modern Mercedes convertible being driven, or crashed, by the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. '
Martin Schlaeppi who races in the Radical Enduro series, voted for the Evo. 'It's a car for people who love driving and it takes effort and concentration to drive well,' he said. 'Evo drivers know about their cars and that's why it's sexy to see a woman behind the wheel.'
Evecars.com also asked women from the motoring industry which cars they felt most fabulous driving. Two-seater convertibles scored strongly, from the luxurious Jaguar XKR to the stripped out Caterham, as did performance cars like the Porsche 911 and Mitsubishi Evo.
Top 10 cars to turn men's heads
1. Mercedes SL Roadster
2. Porsche 911
3. Mitsubishi Evo
4. Land Rover Defender
5. Subaru Impreza
6. Rolls-Royce Phantom
7. Range Rover Sport
8. Fiat 500
9. VW Golf R32