Woah... Woah... What's New Pussycat?
But if faced with the possibility of a wager, we would put our money on Jaguar as being the number one maker of four-wheeled crumpet catchers. Somehow, you see, Jags manage to make a superior impression without being too flash (no woman likes a show-off).
Traditionally, they are driven by the sort of gentleman a girl can trust (until, at least, she's trapped in the passenger seat at 100mph), yet the feline connotations of the name speak of underlying animal passions (unless, of course, you're dealing with the type of woman who believes bonnet length is inversely proportional to the filling of one's underpants).
Austin Powers was bang-on when he named his E-type the 'Shaguar', and not for nothing did Sylvia Kristel's 'Emmanuelle' find herself being driven through Bangkok in the passenger seat of a primrose yellow roadster.
And what about Simon Templar, the Saint? His XJS was as smooth as he was - and as for Inspector Morse... he might have been ageing, greying and celibate, but women had a strange tendency to fall for him.
His sharp, analytical mind, perhaps? Or was it the irresistible attraction of the vinyl roof on his Regency Red MK II?
We think you know the answer. Purrrrrrrrrr...
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