Porsche Panamera Turbo, Aston Martin Rapide or Maserati Quattroporte?
We’re going to play a game here this Tuesday morning.
With three serious players now in the new “sport sedan that looks like a coupe” category, we need to do a thorough examination of which is best, which is the most powerful, and which is best at arousing women.
Okay, that last one isn’t necessarily something we can gauge in an online blog, but one of these cars, as found by a psychologist, has an engine roar that “actually does cause a primeval physiological response” in women.
I’ll explain the specs and features of each car anonymously, then you pick which you like best based on the descriptions. At the end I’ll tell you which car you picked. Ready?
Engine: Hand-built 6.0-liter V12 producing 470 horsepower, with peak power being delivered at 6,000 rpm and 443 lb-ft of peak torque at 5,000 rpm
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in 5.0 seconds
Max speed: 184 mph
Price: Starting at $200,00
Other features: Four-door body style with four individual seats, front engine, rear-wheel drive, and available custom-matched luggage.
Engine: 4.8-liter V8 producing 500 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in 4.0 seconds
Max speed: 188 mph
Price: Starting at $132,600
Other features: Four-door hatchback, front engine, all-wheel drive.
Engine: 4.7-liter V8 producing 425 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 361 lb-ft of torque
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds
Max speed: 174 mph
Price: Starting at $125,750
Other features: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sedan. A study by a British insurance group in 2008 showed that women who heard the soundtrack of this V8 became aroused.
So what is it friends, car A, B or C? Car A is the most expensive, Car B is the fastest, and Car C is the highest revving.
If you picked Car A:
Congratulations! You are in the company of an exclusive few who choose prestige over speed or value. You selected the Aston Martin Rapide.
If you picked Car B:
You appreciate value and love speed, even at the expense of style. You picked the Porsche Panamera Turbo.
If you picked Car C:
Which of these cars would you pick, assuming you had the cash?