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Sexy Cars - One From Each Category
When you think of sexy cars, the high-end exotic sports cars and ultra-expensive luxury cars come to mind. But this list of Top 10 Sexy Cars takes a look at one sexy 2012 model year car from each category. Yes, you will see the most sexy sports car, but be ready to feast your eyes on the sexiest hybrid and the sexiest station wagon among others.
There are those who say a car cannot be sexy. After all it’s just metal and glass right? Well cars are most certainly sexy and for the 2012 model year there are dozens of cars that may tickle your fancy. In a society where sex sells and we are constantly bombarded with advertising pushing sexy products, it would only make sense that the sexiest cars are the ones that get the most attention.
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10 - Sexiest Hybrid Car
Hybrid cars are not supposed to be sexy. Their one main chore in life is to get excellent fuel economy. And to do this a hybrid car needs to be very aerodynamic. Thus the shape of a hybrid is important and that's why most hybrid cars have the familiar wedge shape (Prius/Insight). In fact you can say some hybrids are the most unattractive cars on the road. The Chevy Volt did stray away from the wedge shape and it looks pretty sexy in person. But there are more expensive hybrids that are even sexier. Enter the 2012 Porsche Panamera Hybrid which is quite the looker. Anything Porsche is inherently sexy and while the Panamera may be ugly to some, the hybrid model is still much more attractive than the competition. Even better, the Panamera has been outselling the 2-door Porsches over the past year. The base price for the sexiest hybrid starts at $95,000. For that amount of coin you get a ton of standard equipment and a luxurious interior. Power comes via a 3.0-liter V-6 engine taken from the Audi line-up. Paired with a 47-HP electric motor, the 2012 Porsche Panamera Hybrid puts out 380 horsepower. That power is transferred to the ground via a slick eight-speed transmission that is very fuel efficient. Fuel economy figures for the Panamera Hybrid are 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Yes, not that great for a hybrid but the Panamera Hybrid makes up for this fact by being so sexy!
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09 - Sexiest Station Wagon
The station wagon seemed to go out of style for a few years but it has recently returned with a vengeance. Generally speaking, wagons are definitely the opposite of a sexy car as most people buy it for the utility. In fact, has there ever been a wagon that has made you think “oh wonder who is driving that?” Well the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon breaks all the normal rules associated with station wagons. First, the CTS-V wagon has the same sharp styling as the CTS-V sedan which took the world by storm a few years ago. Second, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V wagon has a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine lurking under the hood with over 550 horsepower. Third, the CTS-V wagon has a six-speed transmission. This station wagon allows you to haul goods and people with ease at ridiculous speeds. With a base price of $63,000 and a fuel economy rating of 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, the CTS-V is both sexy and practical! Some of the runners up in the sexy wagon category were the Audi A6 Avant, Mercedes E-Series wagon and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen.
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08 - Sexiest Luxury Car
Luxury cars are at the higher end of the money scale and some people find money sexy. Therefore luxury cars are sexy too but many luxury cars simply imitate the more popular models in an attempt to win customers over. Occasionally a new luxury car will cause a stir as is the case with the Audi A7 Sportback which has a interesting hatchback design The list of sexy luxury cars is long but there are a few that stand out from the crowd. The more expensive luxury cars are so unique and uncommon they immediately catch your attention. Such is the case with the Bentley Continental GT. From any angle, the 2012 Bentley Continental GT looks sexy. From the front, the GT sports a luxurious in-your-face front grille including LED headlight surrounds that make it look downright menacing. The body has a wonderful shape with great lines that culminate in a fastback rear. The back of the car is simple and clean with a dual oval exhaust system sticking out from the rear bumper. The 2012 Bentley Continental GT starts at $189,000 which makes it a pretty high end luxury car. The engine is a masterpiece that features a 6.0-liter W-12 design (12 cylinders) and a twin turbo system. The GT can roast the tires with its 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 12 MPG in the City and 19 MPG on the Highway but who care when you are this sexy! Of course you get all the best bells and whistles Bentley has to offer. Some cars that were close to being crowned the most sexy luxury car were the: Audi A7, Mercedes CLS, and Maserati GranTurismo to name a few.
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07 - Sexiest SUV
Picking a sport utility vehicle as the sexiest SUV for 2012 presents a challenge. SUVs are meant to carry groceries around, haul kids to their soccer game, or to make the occasional off road excursion. They are not meant to look pretty while doing so. These vehicles are bought for practicality and usefulness not for their mundane looks. But then there is the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 which is very striking. The base model Grand Cherokee is nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary but the SRT8 features some massaged body panels, chrome trim, and a fire-breathing HEMI engine that transform the SUV from daily driver to sexy beast. The front and rear bumpers are unique to the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and go a long way in adding to the overall sexiness of this SUV. With a cool chrome grill and other chrome accents pieces, you cannot help but notice this is not your Grandpa’s Jeep. Topping it all off are a set of hot five-spoke alloy rims measuring 20 inches. The Grand Cherokee is not all sexy on the outside but the HEMI engine whispers sweet nothings in your ear upon start-up. The 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces 470 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque. This power is transferred through an all-wheel drive system that allows the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 to out accelerate many sports cars and all other SUVs with a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds which is faster than a Chevrolet Camaro SS. That is super sexy indeed! The SRT8 does have a high MSRP starting at $54,470 but you get some serious hardware for that kind of cash. Some other SUVs in the running were the redesigned 2012 Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, and Toyota Land Cruiser. But it was the sexy HEMI engine that pushed the Grand Cherokee SRT8 to the top.
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06 - Sexiest Sedan
The world of sedans is filled with a bunch of cars that look exactly the same from a distance. Just follow the lineage of the Accord, Camry or Passat. They look a little different with each new model but they all end up looking like each other in the end. And for the 2012 model year this is very evident. Then there are those automobile manufacturers that take the road less traveled and try something different to set themselves apart from the pack. These sedans usually end up looking a bit funky or not quite right. It’s a fine line to walk; too different and you are cast out, too similar and the car is lost in the sea of same styled sedans. For 2012 though, the Volkswagen CC does look somewhat like its competitors but the car is many times confused with more expensive luxurious cars which is sexy. The CC remains relatively unknown and overshadowed by the hugely popular Passat and Jetta sedans. As far as sex appeal goes, the 2012 Volkswagen CC has it all. The sleek profile and German styling go a long way in helping the CC separate itself from the mundane looks of its closest competitors. The CC acts the part of a midsized luxury sedan at a more affordable price. The base model retails for under $29,000. The 2012 Volkswagen CC does everything and does it well. The sedan is quite eye catching, has a wonderful interior, and the engine is strong and reliable. Most models come equipped with Volkswagen’s venerable 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pushes out a respectable 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy numbers are not too shabby with the CC getting 22 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. In a sea of boring styled cars, the 2012 Volkswagen CC sedan has enough style to stand out from the crowd. A couple of Sedans that almost made the most sexy car list were the Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, Mazda 6 and Dodge Charger.
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05 - Sexiest Truck
Who says a truck cannot be sexy? While looks are an after-thought for most of those companies who produce trucks, there are some tough looking trucks that look good. After all, tough can be sexy too right? In the past some automobile manufacturers produced a couple of sporty trucks that looked sexy and performed well but those days are long gone and trucks today are meant to do what they do best - climb, tow, and haul.
Choosing one truck that is sexy was tough but one really catches the eye not only because it just looks tough. The 2012 Ford F-Series is the most popular selling truck in America. The Ford F-Series has so many models and configurations that you can get practically everything you could ever want and more in one of these pickups. Standing at the top of the line-up, the 2012 Ford F-450 is one gigantic beast of a truck. If you go to sleep at night and dream about diesel power, spooling turbos, and massive amounts of torque; then the F-450 is definitely sexy to you. Behind the eye catching chrome grill lurks a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel. The 2012 Ford F-450 makes 400 horsepower and while you make think that figure is somewhat low the 800 lb-ft. of torque is enough to pull anything you can think of. Tow capacity is 17,500 lbs. which is amazing. Base price for the 2012 Ford F-450 is about $49,000. Some runner up sexy trucks included the: GMC Sierra 3500HD, RAM 2500, and the Toyota Tundra.
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04 - Sexiest Luxury SUV
While luxury SUV’s are a bit sexier than a regular old run of the mill sport utility vehicle, they are still not that good looking. There are a few on the market however that at least try to make a visual statement. Some fall short but the one that stands out as the sexiest Luxury SUV is the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque is the newest introduction from Land Rover into the luxury SUV market and with this first model year they have hit a home run. Land Rover actually had Victoria Beckham sign on as a design consultant for this Luxury SUV and she knows both sexy and luxury. Believe it or not, the Range Rover Evoque comes in both two-door and four-door models with the base price starting a little over $43,000.
While the usual line-up of SUVs from Land Rover exude luxury and high-class, the Evoque looks so down right modern, sporty, and sexy. The profile of the Evoque is unlike any other SUV with a slopped roofline that gives the vehicle a strong presence. You do not have to be a fan of Range Rover to see that the sexy Evoque is a real head turner. The LED lights were created with the idea that they would look more like jewels than functional pieces of equipment. The front grill and skid plate are Range Rover staples but in the Evoque the design of these pieces has been well integrated into the vehicle. Beside all the sexy exterior parts, the interior is bathed in supple leather. The Evoque designers spent as much time creating a sexy ambiance inside as they did with the exterior. And the final result will knock your socks off! Some other Luxury SUV’s that are also sexy are the: Acura ZDX, BMW X5 M, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti FX50, and the Lincoln MKX.
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03 - Sexiest Coupe
There are literally dozens of coupes in varying shapes and sizes that can be considered sexy. These vehicles inhabit the lower end of the price scale and thus are more concerned with function over form. There are a handful of sexy coupes that have made quite a stir in the automotive world the last few years. These vehicles are the redesigned muscle cars. Everyone has their favorite, but the one that stands out the most and is Dodge Challenger SRT8. With its classic muscle car styling and big HEMI V-8 engine, the Challenger made car lovers everywhere sit up and take notice of this sexy machine. The 2012 Dodge Challenger holds true to its classic muscle car styling with a flair of modern design thrown in for good measure. The Challenger has a tall beltline that coupled with a crease that runs the entire length of the car giving you the retro feel of the old muscle car era. The front the grill, recessed headlights, and hood scoops look mean. Out back, the dual exhaust pipes and rear wing give the Challenger a sporty feel. The styling cue’s all result in a car that looks sexy on the road or at the track. The Challenger is motivated by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. This is enough to lay a couple of sexy burnout marks anywhere! The six-speed manual transmission features a pistol grip shifter just like the Challenger of yester-year. Base price for the SRT-8 version is $44,000 but if you opt for the less powerful models, you can get into a sexy 2012 Dodge Challenger for $25k which is a great value for a modern day muscle car. Other sexy coupes include the: Ford Mustang Boss 302, Chevy Camaro SS, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Honda Civic SI, and the Nissan 370Z.
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02 - Sexiest Convertible
Can you think of anything sexier than a car running around with its top down? The wind in your hair, the sun in your face, and the jealous stares as you cruise by in a sexy machine. Well the convertible car landscape is littered with many gorgeous cars and there is no denying there are enough convertibles to fill their own list of top 10 sexy cars. Choosing one is tough but one automaker is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to sexy cars. Every vehicle produced by Aston Martin is a work of art; just ask James Bond - the sexiest secret agent in the world. Aston Martin cars are not the most powerful vehicles out there (nor are they the best performing), but Aston Martin is the best looking automobile manufacturer hands down. For the 2012 model year Aston Martin has given us a new machine to drool over with the all-new Virage.
The 2012 Aston Martin Virage is an all new model based on the DB9 platform and the Virage Volante is the convertible edition. Some adjectives that come to mind when describing the Virage Volante are: polished, elegant, distinguished, and dynamic. The 2012 Aston Martin Virage Convertible looks speak volumes about class and grace. The aluminum front grill takes its styling cue from the Aston Martin One-77 (a limited edition supercar costing over a million). The rest of the styling is similar to that of the other sexy cars in the Aston Martin stable with a few updates and changes here and there. The Virage is powered by a huge 6.0 liter V-12 engine that produces 490 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque. The cost for the Virage Volante will set you back over $223,000! A steep price yes but in the world of high end cars ultimate sexiness dwarfs cost any day. This category is packed with some good-looking competitors such as the: Audi R8 Spyder, Ferrari California, Mercedes SL, Chevy Corvette, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, and BMW 650 to name a few.
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01 - Sexiest Sports Car
The cars that inhabit the exotic sports car sector of the automotive universe are not only the most powerful, most expensive, and best performing cars to have ever existed on the planet; they are also as sexy as silk. Take your favorite automobile manufacturer and odds are their top-of-the-line models are also their sexiest. Which sports car is the one true sexy car of the year? The exotic sports car class is filled with cars from Lotus, Jaguar, Maserati, Ferrari, Porsche, Lexus, Mercedes, Audi and more, but the leader of the pack is easily Lamborghini. For 2012 there is no car sexier and more exciting than the magnificent Lamborghini Aventador. With its $374,000 price tag the Aventador is at the extreme end of the price scale.
Outside, the Aventador features the latest design evolved from the Murcielago, Gallardo, and the Reventon. The huge scoops and vents each have a specific purpose in the name of speed. The angles are sharp and the car looks more like a concept jet than an automobile. Lamborghini’s signature scissor doors are present as is the rear mounted engine. The 2012 Lamborghini Aventador is offered in 11 different colors but the matte versions are really the sexy ones. Couple that with black alloy rims and the Aventador emits nothing but sexy vibes.
The Aventador is as powerful as it is sexy with its monster 6.5-liter V-12 engine spitting out 691 horsepower and 508 lb-ft. of torque. This power is transferred through an advanced 7-speed automatic to the Haladex all-wheel drive system. Drop the hammer on this raging bull and 0-60 MPH flies by in 2.9 seconds making the Aventador the fastest Lamborghini ever. Running 0-60 MPH at sub 3 seconds is enough to make anyone giggle like a school girl. The entire chassis as well as most of the interior is bathed in ultra sexy carbon fiber.
The realm of sports cars features many beautiful vehicles and some that came close to wearing the crown as most sexy car were the: Lexus LF-A, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora, Porsche Cayman, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Aston Martin DBS, Masterati GranTurismo, and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
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