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Motoring: Boy racers lose in sex stakes

Men driving quickly are a turn off for the opposite sex, but males love to see women driving sports cars, according to a new survey.

A female sports car driver makes one in two men melt and such vehicles make an older woman more attractive, the survey by motor retailers Cowie found. Despite the fact that Porsche was voted the sexiest car, fewer than one in ten women agreed that an older man could reclaim his appeal via that route. The least sexy car was the Lada followed by the Robin Reliant. "Our research showed that most women would rather invest in new designer clothes or cosmetic surgery and few are aware that for them, a sports car could be the ultimate fashion accessory," said Cowie's Julie Jobling.