Posted: Oct 15, 2009 9:49 AM by Chris Clackum
Updated: Oct 15, 2009 9:49 AM
If you've ever wondered why many men seem to be attracted to expensive sports cars, the authors of a new Canadian study think they have some answers.
It's because the cars are sleek, shiny, sexy and go really fast.
A new study from Concordia University in Canada suggests that a man's drive to own a fast car is innate and physiological.
Thirty-nine young men drove a fancy fast car and then an older family-type car.
Then their saliva and hormone levels were tested.
"Just put a guy in a Porsche and his t levels shoot up," said Concordia University's Gad Saad.
Men were also tested driving in front of women and on a street where no one was watching them and it made no difference.
Their hormone levels remained high in the sports car.