Does your car say ‘check me out’? We surveyed hundreds of men and asked them which cars most impress them when driven by a woman. Check out our list of cars that get men’s attention.
1. Audi R8
When the first-gen R8 hit the streets in 2006, the car industry was stunned. It was the first Audi’s supercar and quite an accomplished model at that. Yes, it had a lot in common with the Lamborghini Gallardo, but with a 4.2-liter V8 engine, manual transmission, and well-known Audi’s built quality, it set new standards in this class. Amazingly, it remained in production for nine years, during which time it changed very little and provided Audi with yet another hit. In 2015, Audi introduced the second generation, which is still in production and one of the best cars for any girl who wants to attract attention from car-loving guys.
The current R8 is one of the best all-around cars you can get. Combining Audi’s built quality with the latest in automotive technology, the R8 is amazingly capable but still a very old-school model in its approach. In an era where everything has hybrid powerplants or electric motors, the R8 still has a magnificent 5.2-liter V10 engine with 612 hp and a glorious soundtrack. If the wedge-shaped supercar silhouette doesn’t turn men’s heads, the noise definitely will.
2. BMW M4
One of the most controversial cars of 2021 is definitely the BMW’s factory hot rod in the form of the newest M4 model. For those who don’t know, M4 is a two-door version of the BMW’s highly acclaimed performance sedan called M3. Two cars share the same platform, drive train, and performance, but M4 is sexier and more appealing to everybody who wants to make a statement. The new one is guaranteed to give you all the attention you wish to since it has that unique front fascia that BMW traditionalists call ugly but cannot deny that it looks aggressive and apart from anything else on the road.
Under the hood is a highly-tuned, 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine equipped with twin-turbochargers, delivering 473 hp in base trim and mighty 510 hp in Competition package. As always, the power is sent to rear wheels over a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. Interestingly, the all-wheel drive will be an option later this year, so if you want an all-season grip and sublime performance, then you should wait a bit longer for this model. We are sure that girls will like some of the crazy colors BMW prepared for this model, like the eye-catching lime green, which is featured in so many magazine and promo shots.
3. Porsche Cayenne Turbo
It is hard to comprehend, but Cayenne has been on sale for almost 20 years. During this time, it revolutionized the performance SUV class combining the looks and power of Porsche 911 and the comfort and space of a Range Rover. Criticized at first by numerous Porsche purists, all others were enthusiastically welcomed, especially lady buyers who found it very attractive and appealing. Finally, performance-loving girls had a car that could carry all their shopping bags, a few closest friends, and still outrun a Mustang GT in a stoplight drag race.
As its top version, the Cayenne Turbo was always a jack of all trades with its characteristic looks but immensely competent drive train. Just look at the specs. Powered by 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 550 hp and an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, this big SUV can reach 60 mph in supercar-beating 3.9 seconds. Recently, Porsche introduced a Coupe version with a slightly lower roofline and fastback-style rear end. This model is designed to enhance the performance look of Cayenne Turbo and compete with BMW X6 and similar premium SUV vehicles.
4. Mercedes GLS
The largest SUV is Mercedes’ lineup was always surprisingly popular with the lady buyers, even though it is an enormous, full-size SUV model measuring 5.2-meters or 206-inches in length. The GLS combines all the Mercedes is known for – luxury, prestige, comfort, and a never-ending list of creature comforts with powerful engines, careful engineering, and solid performance. Massive full-size SUVs are a common choice since ladies perceive them as safe, dependable, and quality machines. The GLS is also a bit more stylish than some domestic counterparts, which is a big plus.
Powered by the turbocharged six-cylinder and V8 engines, GLS can be ordered as a hybrid version, as well. All models have air suspension, 9-speed automatic transmission, and three-row seating. For those who are crazy about luxury, there is the sublime Maybach GLS 600 model, which is the ultimate in prestige, performance, and technology. It is a limited production, hand-built, luxury SUV of the highest order, which appeals only to most discriminating buyers and is destined to turn the heads of everybody who will see it effortlessly cruising down the street.
5. Abarth 500
Although small but immensely entertaining, Abarth 500 is discontinued; it is still one of the best cars any fun-loving girl can have. This is sub-compact might look like a tiny bubble on wheels, easy to park, very easy to maneuver on the street, and highly economical to run. Simultaneously, this is one of the best performance cars you can get since it offers so much driving dynamic in tiny packages that it stayed a favorite of many car magazines since its introduction.
With a tiny 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and 160 hp, standard manual transmission (automatic was optional) doesn’t sound as much on paper. However, considering the weight or lack of it, little Abarth is a proper hot rod. It can reach 60 mph in less than 7 seconds, and with precise steering, excellent brakes, and sharp steering, it is immensely joyful to drive dynamically on the street. In fact, with such racecar handling, Abarth will turn every girl into a race driver and provide you with loads of fun at legal speeds. It is a great way to show that you don’t need enormously powerful and expensive cars to enjoy driving and get attention.
6. Shelby GT 500
Although muscle cars have a negative connotation as cars for high school bullies and muller-wearing rednecks, the truth is that modern ones are very civilized, well-built, and insanely fast. The Shelby GT 500 is a perfect example. Not only it looks fantastic, but it also has very competent suspension and handling with 760 hp coming from that gorgeous 5.2-liter, superchargedV8 engine. Unfortunately, the only available transmission is automatic, and Ford won’t offer a manual in this model.
The Shelby GT 500 was always a limited production model, and you can bet that every man will turn his head when he hears the rumble of that brutal V8 engine breathing through four tailpipes. If the sound doesn’t get him, the looks will, especially if painted in one of screaming colors (with white racing stripes). Ford prepared for the 2020/2021 model year. Also, for those who like numbers, the 2021 Shelby GT500 is the first Mustang with an MSRP of $100,000 (if you tick all available options), so you can be sure that those guys will want to take a closer look.
7. Ford Bronco
The upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco is one of the best examples of how an off-road legend has been given a new lease on life 25 years after it was discontinued. Ever since Ford announced the return of this iconic nameplate, the hype has been unreal, not just with off-road fans but car enthusiasts in general. Ford announced that it already sold out for the 2021 model year, and if you order your Bronco today, you can expect it in early 2022.
We are just a few months away from full-scape production, and the new Bronco in two and four-door form is set for debut in June, but we can predict that it will be a real head-turner. A combination of remastered classic design with 21st-century technology and aggressive stance will turn everybody’s heads. For the 2021 model year, Ford prepared two engines, turbocharged four and V6 with 270 and 310 hp, respectably. Car guys will be pleased to know that Ford will offer an engaging 7-speed manual transmission as a standard, which is a nice touch in a segment where automatic is the default option.
8. Ram TRX
Although the entire car industry is on an irreversible (and a bit boring) path to renewable energy sources, downsizing, and recycling, Dodge rebelliously decided that it will not be a part of such a trend. They figured out that they have one of the best full-size pickups on the market (Ram 1500) and one of the most striking engines ever made (Hellcat Hemi V8), and that is now a perfect time to put them together. The result is wonderfully politicly incorrect Ram TRX.
The Ram TRX has 702 hp from a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 and is at the same time a drag race monster (4.1 seconds from 0 to 60 mph) and desert runner with unique off-road suspension, aggressive tires, and strengthened chassis. Just specifications are enough to get it noticed, and all the guys will turn their heads when they see and hear the Ram TRX pass by.
9. Corvette C8
Not that long ago, Corvettes were sports cars for middle-aged men who did well in their life and wanted to treat themselves after they send their kids to college. Although those Corvettes were good cars, they weren’t that interesting until the C8 was introduced last year. The C8 generation is the biggest news in Corvette history, well, since the 1953 model year and the first time ever, Chevrolet’s sports car has the engine in the back, not in front.
The reason why the Corvette C8 will turn men’s heads is pretty simple. It looks like a Ferrari, has a glorious soundtrack from its small-block V8, it has a fantastic interior, and has a base price of just over $60,000, which makes it a bargain. The C8 is far better than the Porsche 911 and significantly less expensive. Also, well worth the attention and praises from a car magazine. Finally, Corvette shreds its senior citizen image and becomes a dream car for the young at heart again.
10. Toyota Supra
The last Supra vas legendary Mk4 which was produced from 1993 to 2002. That ’90s icon was low for its design and fantastic 2JZ six-cylinder engine, powerful in stock form but a true beast when properly tuned. Having a 1000 hp under the hood of your Mk4 Supra is nothing strange, and it could be done with keeping the stock internals which is crazy.
So, when Toyota announced that it would be bringing the Supra back for the 2019/2020 model year, the whole car community was hyped. The unique design ensured that it would not go unnoticed and famous heritage guaranteed the street cred. However, the elephant in the room was the fact that the new Supra wasn’t Toyota at all. It was a new BMW Z4, and the only Japanese thing on Supra was design, suspension tuning, and that is it. Everything else, engine, chassis, gearbox… was from BMW. The 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder is good for 382 hp providing the new Supra with fantastic performance. But, true JDM fans are a bit disappointed that this iconic Japanese sports car now speaks German.
Honorable Mention: Dodge Charger Hellcat
Kids who play with Hot Wheels toy cars naturally become adults who turn their heads when they see a cool car in the traffic. That is why every guy secretly wants a real-life Hot Wheels car in their garage. Something thunderous, fast, powerful, and fun. Dodge was addressing that inner child when it introduced the Charger Hellcat, which is still one of the craziest cars you can buy. What is even crazier is that it is a formal sedan that has enough room for the whole family and their luggage.
But what makes Charger Hellcat so insane, unique, and desirable? Well, it’s a Hellcat V8 engine with 707 hp (the same one Ram uses in the TRX), 0 to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 206 mph. Yes, 206 mph in a family sedan can be used daily and take your kids to school. Forget about the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMGs; the Charger Hellcat is the only car you will ever need since you can relive your childhood fantasies and still pick up the groceries on your way back from the drag strip.
Honorable Mention: Lamborghini Urus
Although the performance SUVs aren’t new, the introduction of the Lamborghini Urus was the big news in the car industry. The reason why an average male cannot ignore this vehicle is simple. This is the first model that successfully incorporates the practicality of a luxury SUV, the design of a proper supercar, and the performance of a jet fighter. Just look at it; it has signature Lamborghini design cues, ferocious exhaust notes, and performance to back its appearance.
Under the hood is, high-revving 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, which could be found in other high-class luxury SUVs from Audi or Bentley, with which Lamborghini shares much of platform and suspension components. However, Urus has its engine tune, which results in 641 hp sent to all four wheels over 8-speed automatic transmission. Although this is SUV, Urus can launch itself to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and top 190 mph, which are insane numbers for a vehicle of its size. If you know how guys react on supercars, then it is entirely understandable why the Urus attracts such attention.