Top 10 Cars With Highest Percentage of Male Buyers
Last month we reported the top 10 cars with the highest percentage of female owners, and now we have a less-than-surprising list of top 10 cars with the highest percentage of male buyers. The list is courtesy InsideLine with the data provided by Polk and reflects total purchases made last year in 2011.
Coming in at number 10 with 86.9 percent of its owners being male is the Chevrolet Corvette. Arguably the most iconic sports car in American history, it’s no surprise that the vast majority of them are owned and driven by men. In fact, there are few surprises on this list considering most of the vehicles are dream cars of teenage boys, or those suffering a mid-life crisis.
The quintessential work truck from Ford is its F-Series and comes in at ninth place on the list with 87 percent of its owners being male. Whether it’s to tow toys or haul work around, Ford’s F-Series has been sold for over six decades now, topping the best-selling vehicle chart in the United States for 24 years and is currently the best-selling truck for 34 years.
The GMC Sierra has slightly more male buyers than the Ford F-Series and comes in on the list at eighth place with 87.5 percent. Essentially the same as the Chevrolet Silverado, the GMC Sierra offers more luxury options with different trim variations as well including its Denali HD model.
The lone Japanese car on the list is the formidable GT-R from Nissan. In seventh place 87.9 percent of its owners being male, the GT-R is a performance super machine and arguably the ultimate sports car from Japan. We’re even surprised that 12.1 percent of GT-R owners are female!
German automaker Porsche just mourned the passing of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer of the 911. The staple model from Porsche sees 88.2 percent of its buyers being male and is clearly the sports car of choice for all men who wants to feel accomplished in life. There are few, if any, guys that grew up never wanting a Porsche 911.
The first Italian exotic on the list is the Ferrari California, which we actually thought would be a woman’s choice for a Ferrari. Nonetheless, the California is fifth on the list with 88.4 percent male buyers, but we swear we certainly see more women behind the wheel of them. The first-ever front-engined, V8-powered Ferrari packs a 4.3L V8 with 490-hp and 372 lb-ft of torque.
The big ticket item from Mercedes-Benz is the SLS AMG, designed to replace the SLR McLaren model. Many consider it the spiritual successor to the original 300SL Gullwing and it ss the first Mercedes vehicle designed in-house by AMG. We imagine the upcoming SLS AMG Black Series boasts an even higher percentage of male owners than the 90 percent the standard SLS AMG has.
The Audi R8 is the German automaker’s stylish supercar, rounding off the top three with 91.4 percent of male buyers. The mid-engine, two-seater was introduced to the market in 2006 and has since established itself as a German alternative to Italy’s finest exotics, based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform. Many consider it the best “exotic daily driver” on the market.
One of our favorite sports coupes out on the market is the BMW 1M, and it looks like the vast majority of males agree coming in at second place on this list with 92.2 percent of its owners being male. After just one year of production, the German automaker has shut its order books for the 1M Coupe. Powered by a 3.0L, TwinPower straight-six engine, the 1M Coupe pumps out 335-hp and is an absolute blast to drive.
Topping the list of cars with highest percentage of male buyers is the Ferrari 458 Italia with an astonishing 95.3 percent. No real surprises here, maybe other than the fact that 4.7 percent of 458 Italia buyers are actually women. But it’s believable, as the flagship Ferrari model is every boy’s dream and it’s almost built into the male DNA to yearn to own a Ferrari.
Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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