Back in December of 2008 I published a post over on TTAC.com (The Truth About Cars) about how being seen driving a Porsche can increase your testosterone level. It didn't seem like much of a stretch and after thinking it through seemed fairly obvious as well. Hmmm, medical science explains the mid-life crisis automotive purchase. Go figure.
Well now, in the event you had any doubts, Jalopnik recently quoted a new study that not only confirmed this first experiment, but took it one step further.
According to Jalopnik, "The study put 39 male volunteers into both a 1993 Toyota Camry and a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and let them drive the car around on a quiet road and on a pedestrian dense road where women would be looking at them. After each instance saliva was taken and testosterone levels measured. Surprise, surprise, the Camry didn't effect levels at all, however, the Porsche caused sustained and elevated testosterone levels, with or without onlookers."
Did you get the difference? The Porsche caused sustained and elevated testosterone levels, with or without onlookers.
So apparently now they're saying it doesn't matter if your seen or not. The simple act of driving a Porsche raises your testosterone level. Again I say, they needed a scientific study to prove this??? Who's funding these studies? Seriously, can I get involved?
Lastly, I wonder if a guy's having trouble getting his wife pregnant, could he get his doctor to write him a prescription for a new 911? More importantly will insurance pick up the tab?
Nothing, not a damn thing relates to this. 🙂
[Source: 993C4S, Jalopnik]