Now that I have your attention — and let's face it, marketing anything is about grabbing the attention of the reader or consumer. No one does that better than car manufacturers. Some auto commercials use camera tricks, others show beautiful people getting out of beautiful cars.
The message is: Buy this and this will be your life. And that's what gets us. Branding is as crucial as the car itself.
For those lucky enough to buy those vehicles that fall into what I call the "sexy class," maybe it is a little life changing when you turn them on.
Here are some favorites:
ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE VI DB 11 ALH
Sean Connery made the Aston Martin (DB5) even sexier when he drove it in the movie "Goldfinger." The new 2019 Aston Martin Volante makes me think of twilight evenings, cocktail hour attire and martinis, shaken not stirred. I could just park in my driveway and sit there and it would still rate on the sexy scale. A 2019 convertible? $216,495.
It's been called the world's sexiest car, with its long hood and sleek appearance, much like its animalistic namesake. The 2019 has a tiny trunk according to "cons" listed by Car and Driver, but who cares really? This is the kind of car where you toss a tiny bag in the trunk for an impromptu weekend getaway and drive off into the sunset. Price starts at $60,750.
Super sexy sports car? Yes, please. Though discontinued in 2015, it is still available as a convertible and a coupe. Car and Driver touts it as being an "incredibly fast and rare supercar." The Black series has a base price of $250,000, but Car and Driver claims driving it is a physical experience.
The 1970 Porsche 917k is the most expensive Porsche of all time, selling for $14,080,000 in Pebble Beach, California, in 2017. The 911 GT2 RS is the fastest at top speeds of 211 mph. As I perused the worldwide web for the extensive research I did to compile my sexy car list, I ran across a blog that cited a 2014 Insure study of 2,000 men and women. The study found that both sexes rated the Porsche among the top three sports cars of what "attractive" people drive. Pick one of 1,948 units made for around $275,750.
This car looks other-worldly, mysterious with a Batman-like quality to it. Think old-charm elegance with a bit of vroom-vroom sexy confidence. I'm sure driving it would be even better since it has a twin turbo VI2 engine with reported speeds of 218 mph. Someone once bought one for $8 million.