Reality check! Women favor expensive cars. Although some deny it, all men know chicks dig hot cars. According to several studies, guys wearing expensive clothes and driving flashy cars are prone to being successful at staying single. When engaging is splashy spending sprees, men send out a signal that they are not interested in long-term relationships. Women pick up the signal and, unless on the lookout for marriage material, will respond accordingly. Another study showed that men who love their cars too much usually end up single. When it comes to choosing between a 500-horsepower beauty and a woman, some guys have already made their decision. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t score every now and then. After all, an expensive supercar works like a lady magnet.
It’s common knowledge that women prefer guys with sexy cars. They’re not really interested in the ponies under the hood. That’s usually a guy thing. As long as they are fast, elegant, and luxurious, they will win them over. Women may have unique tastes, but they all agree on one thing: a sexy car makes a man even sexier. Coupes and convertibles are usually on the top of bachelors’ must-have lists. After all, as a single guy you have no family and kids to take out to picnic. However, that’s not all girls go for. Sometimes, all it takes is an Eco-friendly hybrid that makes a statement on its own to win a girl’s heart. Confused about what car you should drive as a bachelor? Worry no more.
10. Drop-Top Power: Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible
The 2014 Ford Shelby Convertible has been described as over-the-top, outrageous, and ludacris. The most powerful production drop-top available in the U.S. beside the $2.5 million Bugatti Veyron, the vintage-inspired convertible boasts supercar performances. The supercharged 5.8 liter V8 engine generating a whopping 662 horsepower allows it to reach a top speed of 202 mph and hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The interior with an attitude features a sporty dual-cowl dashboard design, bright aluminum pedal covers, leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, and a 1,000-watt sound system. With 6-speed manual transmission and adjustable traction control system, the Shelby GT500 Convertible comes with a price tag of around $55,000.
9. Hybrid Sleekness: Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
The newest member of the S-class family of luxury sedans, the S400 Hybrid is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack. It is the first time such a battery has been used in a series production car. The standard model boasts a 3.5 liter V6 engine generating 295 horsepower. Not bad for an Eco-friendly hybrid, and you haven’t heard the half of it. The other available model can brag about a bi-turbo V8 engine generating 449 horsepower, that can propel the car at 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. Although, the most impressive thing about it is that it is designed in such a way you’ll never guess it was a hybrid. With sharp edges and side lines, it is sleek, strong, and lightweight. Prices start at $92,900.
8. Eco-Friendly Sexiness: Honda CR-Z
The new Honda CR-Z is environmentally-friendly and sexy at the same time. What an excellent combination! It may not be the most powerful car out there, but some women simply go for such environmental awareness statements. The compact hybrid is a sporty ride with a 1.5 liter engine generating 130 horsepower, marketed as a sport hybrid coupe. While it is fitted with 2+2 seating arrangements in other markets, it is solely a two-seater in the U.S. With 6-speed manual transmission, it blends in engaging driving dynamics and hybrid fuel efficiency, all under the hood of the appealing wedge-shaped Eco-friendly vehicle. Plus, it features a drive-mode selector allowing you to choose between numerous vehicle settings, such as Sport, Normal, and Econ driving mode. Prices are estimated to start at around $20,000.
7. Master of the Great Outdoors: Land Rover LR4
Some say women are more attracted to guys with trucks. It probably has something to do with size, but it’s best not to get into that right now. Anyway, you can’t go wrong with an SUV. Girls who love nature and exploring the outdoors will fall right into your arms with this sporty and powerful Land Rover. The LR4 is the absolute master of the great outdoors. Nothing can stand in its way, not rocks, nor waters or mud paths. Powerful and versatile, the 2014 LR4 comes with a new engine, transmission, and single-speed transfer case, all ready for its next adventure. In the 2014 model, the 5.0 liter V8 engine generating 375 horsepower is replaced by a 3.0 liter V6 generating 336 horsepower, reaching 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Plus, the 8-speed automatic transmission will take it up to a maximum speed of 121 mph. Prices start at $60,000.
6. Ride in Style: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Reading luxury, style, and elegance from every angle, the E-Class Coupe is the only model in its line that can offer a glimpse of the horizon through its four fully retractable windows uninterrupted by any framework. It is available in two models, the E350 with a 3.5 liter V6 engine under its hood generating 268 horsepower, and the E550 boasting a 5.5 liter V8 engine generating 382 horsepower, both with 7-speed automatic transmission. Exhaling unmatched elegance, the Mercedes-Benz E-class Coupe has it all: luxury, power, stylish lines, and plenty of innovative features. This means it’s very comfy, too. The cockpit is insulated from engine and other road noises, making for an extremely silent ride. There are power adjustable heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and more airbags than you know what to do with, including a driver’s knee airbag. Plus, the torrent of power and torque comes with minimum emissions. Prices start at $58,600 for the E350 and at $69,000 for the E550.
5. High-Performing Elegance: Jaguar XKR
The jaguar is a ferocious animal that inspires wild and fascinating beauty. The 2014 Jaguar XKR is in no way inferior. Those times when Jaguars where considered the cars of wealthy 60-year-old men with 25-year-old girlfriends are long gone. The XKR reads elegance and class all-over, all complemented by high-performing power. Boasting a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine generating a whopping 510 horsepower, it is the fastest and most powerful XK on the roads today, hitting 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Simply gorgeous, with sleek lines, the XKR is a performance-oriented model in the series of grand tourer cars, with the R standing for ravishing. The luxury coupe with 6-speed automatic transmission has aggressive suspensions for a firmer ride and high-performance brakes, with an elegant cockpit furnished in leather and wood. Prices start at $107,000.
4. Born to Compete: BMW Z4 Roadster
You can’t go wrong with a convertible. Competing with the Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SLK Class, and Porsche Boxter, the Z4 Roadster is more than just another edgy sports car. It is a fine example of balance between elegance and high performance. The two-door, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive is both comfortable and sporty, with a retractable hardtop, destined for glory. With the single touch of a button, the roof lowers in precisely 20 seconds. Reaching a top speed of 156 mph and hitting 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, its 3.2 liter straight-six engine generates 343 horsepower. There’s no better way to attract the ladies than by driving a ladies-designed set of wheels. After all, women know what’s best for them and what appeals to them better. That’s right, the BMW Z4 Roadster was designed by Juliane Blasi and Nadya Arnaout, both on the inside and outside. Base model starts at around $55,000.
3. A Mean Looking Set of Wheels: Dodge Challenger SRT8
A retro heartthrob, we’ve got to take our hats off to the designers of the Dodge Challenger SRT8, who recreated a model that’s true to its origins. The rear-wheel-drive is a two-door air-splitter that looks just like the original Challenger, but with a few innovations of its own. The vintage-inspired car features performance-tuned suspensions, a 6-speed manual transmission, heated front seats and steering wheel, 276-watt sound system, leather upholstery, and entertainment system with 6.5 inch touchscreen, which makes the muscle car also comfortable as a long-distance cruiser. Its greatest asset lies under the hood. Powered by a massive 6.4 liter V8 Hemi engine generating 470 horsepower, the SRT8 can reach 62 mph in less than 5 seconds. Prices range around $50,000, give or take.
2. Refinement Reinvented: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
America’s most iconic sports car was bound to make it on our sexy bachelor cars list. Guys aren’t the only ones who love muscle cars. Women seem to find themselves attracted to them as well. Reigniting those sparks from the past, a Chevy is the perfect accessory for single guys going through a midlife crisis, but not only for them. With a macho look, aggressive some might say, the 2014 Vette Stingray reads muscle power and refinement, an interesting combination. Add a bold color to that, and you will definitely be in the limelight. Set to make its debut in 2014 as a world-class high-performance car, it boasts a 6.2 liter V8 engine generating 427 horsepower, and can reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Prices range between $53,000 and $70,000.
1. A Ride Into the Future: Tesla Roadster
There’s no better way to impress the ladies than by making an environmental awareness statement. The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle, or BEV. The two-seat, rear-wheel-drive allows you to drive a powerful car without a guilty conscience, boasting supercar performance without those nasty emissions. With zero emissions, it boasts an autonomy of up to 245 miles per charge. Plus, you can plug this beauty into any outlet anywhere in the world. The hand-built carbon fiber ride features custom-tuned suspensions, and sound-reduction materials have been used in the making of the cockpit for reduced engine and road noises. The Tesla Roadster hits 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. With power control, it is fast even in the most extreme climates, as the AC induction motor generating 300 horsepower and single-speed gearbox create instant torque. Prices start at $109,000 and over 900 have been sold so far. Not so fast! There’s a waiting list so you’ll probably have to be patient before impressing the girls.