When you ask a guy what his preferred car is, chances are he will go for eithersomething powerful or something that goes very fast. Pickups, SUVs and sportscars invariably make a list of a guy’s favorite things. Here is a list of the top 10 mostpopular cars for men.
10 Maserati Granturismo
The Maserati Granturismo is a two-door coupe from the Italian luxury carmakerMaserati. It is built on the same platform as that of the Maserati Quattroporte V. Thegrand tourer is assembled in Modena in Italy and sports a 2+2 coupe body style andFMR layout. It boasts of a 4.2-liter or 4.7-liter V8 engine, with the transmission ineither a six-speed automatic or MC-shift semi-automatic. The current GranturismoSport model can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.7 secondswith a maximum speed of 301 kilometers per hour.
9 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The Cadillac Escalade EXT is a full size luxury SUV from General Motors. TheEscalade was Cadillac’s first entry into the SUV market. It first came into productionin 1999 and is now on its third generation, with a fourth coming out in 2015. TheEXT variant was released in 2002 and features a Convert-a-Cab composite pick-upbed that is expandable through a lower-side hinge door. It has four full-sized doorsand can comfortably accommodate up to five people. It has a 6-liter V8 high outputengine. Assembly of the vehicle is done in Mexico.
8 Audi A8
The Audi A8 is a full size luxury sedan from the German automaker Audi. It firstcame into production in 1994 and is now on its third generation. It has a front enginelayout with four-wheel or front-wheel drive. The car is based on the Audi MLPplatform and is assembled in Germany. It has gasoline and diesel variants, with thetop of the line gasoline model boasting of a 6.3 W12 FSI engine. The highest enddiesel model has a 4.1 V8 TDI engine. The car has an eight-speed ZF 8HP tiptronicautomatic transmission system.
7 Audi S4
The Audi S4 is the high performance version of the compact executive car fromAudi called the A4. The car first came into production in 1991 and is now on its fifthgeneration. This sport sedan has a longitudinal front engine layout with four-wheeldrive. Aside from the four-door sedan, it also has a five-door wagon version. Basedon the MLB/MLP platform of the Volkswagen Group, the car has a 3-liter V6 24 valveTFSI engine and six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch S tronic transmissionsystem.
6 BMW M3
The BMW M3 is a high performance version of the BMW 3-Series. The in-housemotor sports division of BMW, the BMW M, developed the vehicle. This compactexecutive car has an FR layout and first came into production in 1985. It is now in itsfourth generation. Current body styles available include the four-door saloon calledthe E90, the two-door coupe called the E92 and the two-door convertible calledthe E93. The car has a 4-liter S65 V8 engine. It can go from zero to 100 kilometersper hour in just 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 286 kilometers per hour. Fuelconsumption is 13.4 miles for every gallon.
5 Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevrolet Silverado is a full size pickup truck from General Motors. It is alsoknown as the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Cheyenne in Mexico. It first entered theproduction line in 1998 and it is now in its third generation. The car is assembled inMichigan, Indiana and Mexico. It has a front engine layout with either a rear-wheel orfour-wheel drive. Body styles available include the two-door regular cab, three-doorextended cab, four-door extended cab and four-door crew cab. It has light duty andheavy-duty versions.
4 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car from the Chevrolet division of General Motors.The car first came into production in 1953 and is now on its sixth generation, witha seventh generation scheduled to be released in 2014. Body styles availableinclude the two-door convertible or the two-door coupe. It is assembled in Michigan,Missouri and Kentucky. It has an FMR layout and is based on the Y-body platform.Engines available are the 6.2-liter LS2 V8, the 7-liter LS7 V8 and the 6.2-liter LS9V8. The transmission is either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic system.Its headlamps are exposed, the first time since the 1962 model. Some of its variantshave won the American Le Mans Series GT1 championship and the 24 Hours of LeMans GTE-Pro title.
3 Ford F-Series
The Ford F-Series is a full-size truck from Ford Motor Corporation. It first came intoproduction in 1948 and is now on its 12th generation. This pickup truck has a frontengine layout with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. It has Super Duty-styleheadlights and grilles and the standard cab models have two doors instead of theusual four. V6 or V8 engines power it, along with an automatic transmission system,as the manual transmission was dropped in 2009.
2 GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra is the GMC counterpart of the Chevrolet Silverado. Like theSilverado, it has a front engine layout with either a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.Body styles available include the two-door regular cab, three-door extended cab,four-door extended cab and four-door crew cab. GMC, however, created an upscaleversion called the Sierra Denali. It has a 6.2-liter engine capable of delivering 403horsepower and six-speed transmission system. It can go from zero to 60 miles perhour in just 6.3 seconds.
1 Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is a grand tourer from the German luxury sports car makerPorsche AG. It is the flagship model of the entire brand. It first came into productionin 1963 and features a rear engine layout with either a rear-wheel or four-wheeldrive. Body styles available are the two-door coupe, the two-door cabriolet and thetwo-door Targa.