Top 10 Sexiest Cars

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.

Obviously many (most?) of these folk remedies fall squarely in the realm of pseudoscience. But if you really need to get fired up, automobiles bring the heat better than a platter of raw oysters and a fistful of Viagra. In no particular order here’s a list of the Top 10 Sexiest Cars in production today. Let us know what we missed.

The Audi A5 has become something of a modern classic. This car has aged more gracefully than a bottle of first-growth Bordeaux. After more than half a decade on the market this elegantly styled coupe still draws longing stares from passersby and the RS5 model only enhances this vehicle’s basic awesomeness.+

SEE ALSO: 2013 Audi RS5 Review

Its gigantic mesh grille, brushed aluminum mirror caps and other features epitomize Audi’s good taste and clean design; the car’s premium cabin is equally sumptuous. But don’t think the RS5 can’t run. It’s powered by a loud and proud 4.2-liter V8 that puts out an astonishing 450 hp. Underscoring this engineering achievement is the fact that it’s naturally aspirated. With a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission it can blitz to 60 miles an hour in just 4.5 seconds.

With the 4C Alfa Romeo is promising to deliver a sultry yet accessible Italian supercar. Instead of plying your date with Godiva chocolates and high-end wine it’s like a Hershey bar and some Wild turkey: effective from both cost and functionality standpoints.

This car melds beautiful coachwork with high-end technology and a snorty drivetrain; it’s a vehicular threesome that’s hard to ignore but easy to pay for considering the performance. It should kick off around $55,000 when it goes on sale later in the year.

SEE ALSO: Alfa Romeo 4C Five-Point Inspection

The 4C is built around a carbon-fiber tub for maximum strength and minimum mass. It’s powered by a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Add it all up and Alfa’s built an affordable exotic; whoever thought that was possible?

Like Audi, Aston Martin is another manufacturer that’s familiar with subtlety. The British boutique brand’s products are dramatically designed yet tasteful at the same time. And one of their most striking products is the Vanquish Volante, a $300,000, V12-powered grand-touring car with a folding soft top.

Like other Astons this flagship model’s got a low, long hood and an elegant body, though in this case one that’s been rendered entirely of carbon fiber. Yep, every panel on this beast is composite; it’s like a Boeing 787 you can park in your garage.

But its biggest attraction and the thing that makes this car worth every one of the 300,000 dollars it costs is the engine. Displacing 6.0-liters the car’s 12-cylinder masterpiece produces some of the most glorious automotive sounds ever, bringing to mind a World War II fighter plane. It’s absolutely glorious and guaranteed to make you weak in the knees, so are its output figures: 565bhp, 457 lb-ft.

Gull. Wing. Doors. Need we say more? What other production car offers roof-hinged access portals? Sorry, Doc Brown’s DeLorean doesn’t count… If you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Try the SLS AMG next time.

This Mercedes-Benz coupe is guaranteed to make your heart flutter with excitement like a trip to Hill Valley’s Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Its unique doors are a clear nod to the brand’s iconic 300 SL from six decades ago yet its performance and dynamics are as modern as they get.

The car is hauled around by a hand-built, 6.3-liter AMG V8 that rivals the power of a volcanic eruption; it provides 583 ponies’ worth of fun. That’s enough caffeine to push the SLS from zero to 60 miles an hour in a frenzied 3.6 seconds. If you tried that with the doors open it’d probably take flight.

Elon Musk’s automotive venture has wowed a lot of people and silenced a number of critics. They’ve probably built a lot more cars than anyone thought they would when Tesla was founded more than 10 years ago.

The brand’s Model S sedan proves that green can be sexy. Now, if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool automotive nut you’re probably thinking this car has no place on a list of the 10 sexiest cars, but just hear us out for a minute.

Getting started in the automotive industry is an enormously, gigantically, impossibly hard and financially draining challenge. The fact that Tesla has found any success is incredible. But one test of the Model S and it’s not hard to understand why; the car is really good.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Tesla Model S Review

This all-electric four-door is fashioned from lightweight aluminum and can comfortably seat five adults. It rear-mounted motor provides instant torque for brisk acceleration. The performance version with an 85 kWh battery pack can reach 60 miles an hour from a standstill in 4.2 seconds; maximum driving range is a claimed 265 miles.

The Tesla Model S proves green can be sexy, we just hope this vehicular selection doesn’t gets your dander up, or anything else for that matter.

On the subject of electric cars we’d be remiss not mentioning BMW’s brand-new i8 plug-in hybrid, plus features editor Sami Haj-Assaad insisted on including it.

This Bimmer coupe looks like something from the future, with unusual surface details, colorful accents and scissor doors. The car’s interior is just as flowing, with a variety of shapes and angles that provide a totally unique look.

Under the hood BMW’s i8 features a three-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. This ICE is augmented by an electric motor and a centrally mounted lithium-ion battery. Running solely on electrons the car offers up to 22 miles of range and a top speed of 75 miles an hour. When the engine is factored in, total output measures 357 ponies, which is enough to propel this car to 60 miles an hour in 4.2 seconds.

Many supercars have aggressively shapes bodies, with hard edges and harsh angles. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster for instance looks like it could cut you from across a parking lot; it’s seriously threatening.

But McLaren takes a different approach to design. The English firm’s cars often have smooth, flowing, almost feminine curves. Fortunately for enthusiasts these shapes in no way detract from performance.

SEE ALSO: 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Review

The company’s P1 is a perfect example of this. The car is wrapped in an almost organic-looking body yet its mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivers a walloping 727 hp with 531 lb-ft of twist. That internal-combustion goodness is augmented by an electric motor that provides an additional 177 horses.

Like other supercars it features a carbon-fiber structure and lots of aluminum, advanced engineering that results in a dry weight of just 3,075 pounds. As a result the McLaren P1 can reach 100 km/h (62 miles an hour) in just 2.8 seconds. You can reach 200 KMH in a scant 6.8 seconds. The car can complete the quarter mile in just 9.8 seconds at 152 miles an hour! Crippling performance along with beautiful styling is sure to give you the vapors.

Maseratis may not be the fastest, best-handling or most exotic cars on the road but damn they look good! Generalizations aside these Italian muscle machines are simply beautiful, especially the firm’s GranTurismo coupe.

This four-seat car is striking; in fact the company even calls out its sex appeal on their website by comparing the bodywork to a tight dress running over curvaceous hips. How’s that for suggestive? Of course the GranTurismo’s interior is just as sumptuous with ample amounts of leather and other high-end materials.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 Review

Behind the famous trident emblem mounted in the grille rests a 4.2-liter V8 engine. It delivers 405 hp at a lofty 7,100 revolutions per minute along with 340 lb-ft of twist at a much more reasonable 4,750 RPM. Zero to 60 takes a not-terribly-fast 5.2 seconds, but it really doesn’t matter because the car is arousingly gorgeous.

Much like the GranTurismo, Ferrari’s F12 Berlinetta is a two-door GT car, though it’s only designed to accommodate 50 percent as many people. With a perky rear end, deeply sculpted sides and wide, low-mounted grille this machine is arguably even prettier than its rival from Modena.

It’s also significantly more potent. The F12 features a fire-breathing V12. Displacing a healthy 6.3-liters it puts out 731 screaming horses with 509 lb-ft of peak torque. Redline is an astronomical 8,700 RPM. Appropriately this car is fast… really FAST. The dash from a standstill to 100 km/h takes just 3.1 seconds; it can reach double that velocity in just 8.5 ticks on a stop watch. Top speed exceeds 211 miles an hour. Gorgeous and talented… that’s just not fair.

Finally, we come to the brand-new Lamborghini Huracán, a supercar with super-cool looks. It’s like a doorstop with sharpened edges that you can drive; it’s angry, it’s angular and it’s the perfect antidote to boredom. If you want to be seen Stevie Wonder could spot you in this thing.

SEE ALSO: Lamborghini Huracán Review

The car is powered by a rear-mounted 5.2-liter V10 that writes a check for 610 hp and 412 lb-ft of torque. The sprint to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds; top speed is greater than 202 miles an hour. At wide-open throttle this bullish engine howls like few other cars, it’s louder than Chef Gordon Ramsay during a tirade about beef bouillon. If the Huracán’s exhaust note doesn’t get your blood pumping you’re probably already at room temperature.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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