So, which is the world’s sexiest car, is it Ferrari- the prancing horse, or Porsche- the German horse, or Lamborghini- the raging bull? Don’t be surprised, for it is none other than the humble Fiat 500, made by the Turin based Italian automobile giant that now owns Ferrari.
Top Gear magazine has voted the Fiat 500 as the world’s sexiest car as it has "the allure of the wholesome and uncomplicated", beating the charm of the high performance German, British and even other well-known and more famous Italian marquees.
The magazine said, “everyone, from strapping blokes to fainting flowers of womanhood, looked sexually charged behind its wheel”.
"It works irrespective of age, beauty, wealth and position; even a nun in a 500 seems to telegraph a faint tingle of the procreative urge," the Daily Mail quoted Top Gear as saying.
Second in the list of the 100 sexiest cars was the British Aston Martin DBS, which had attained its iconic stature over its long term association with Ian’s Fleming creation, James Bond.
“It has a special place reserved in the heads and loins of mid-40s, early mid-life crisis men," the magazine said.
Strangely, Jaguar, which many believe to be among the best and the most stylish British car due to its sleek design and the leaping Jaguar logo, has been placed a lowly 90th on the list. The Jaguar E-type has been described as "the ultimate penis substitute".
Also, the car with the most recognisable logo–the three-pointed star and circle marquee–the Mercedes Benz, doesn’t feature anywhere within the top 10 list of the world’s sexiest cars.
James May, Top Gear magazine contributing editor, said: "Every psychologist in the world has some hackneyed theory on the relationship between sexuality and cars - that the E-type Jaguar is really just a phallic symbol, or that the Nissan Micra is modelled on a lady's bottom.
"But our number one sexiest car, the Fiat 500, advertises nothing about its owner, except that it's someone who doesn't need to try. So you look, and you know. You would, wouldn't you?" he said.
Maserati Quattroporte has been placed 3rd on the list because of its ability to “seduce the eyes away from the brain", while US car major Chevrolet’s Camaro has been placed fourth on the list for being a "creature of legend". Sally the Porsche 911 Carrera cartoon car, which featured in the film Cars and was voiced by actress Bonnie Hunt, has been placed 10th on the list.
Cars in the top 20 include the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Aston Martin Vanquish and the 190mph Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
The top 10 sexiest cars are:
1. Fiat 500
2. Aston Martin DBS
3. Maserati Quattroporte
4. Chevrolet Camaro
5. Citroen C6
6. Lincoln Continental
7. Bentley Continental S1 Fastback
8. BMW M1
9. Rolls-Royce Phantom and
10. Sally the Porsche 911 Carrera (cartoon car)