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London, England - The old adage goes that a man driving a big car is compensating for something - and according to the latest research, there might be some truth in it.

A new survey asked sports car drivers, as well as their partners, about the size of their nether regions, and - as expected - they got wildly different answers.

The results seem to suggest that people who buy big, flashy cars are indeed making up for deficiencies in the trouser department.

Researchers asked luxury and sports car owners if they considered their manhood to be large, small, or about average.

According to the results, 30 percent said their manhood was larger than average, 63 percent described theirs as average and seven percent said smaller than average.

Researchers then asked partners of those who owned luxury and sports cars how they rated their other half.

Contradicting the males’ results, 12 percent of women said their partners were larger than average, 46 percent said average – and a staggering 42 percent revealed they were smaller than average.

Researchers also asked a “control group” that consisted of drivers of regular-sized family cars and their partners the same question - and the results were surprising.

Only 26 percent of men said their manhood was larger than average, 68 percent described it as average and six percent said smaller than average.

As for their partners, 23 percent said their men were larger than average, 54 percent average and 23 percent fell into the smaller-than-average category.

“The partners’ results certainly show that something’s afoot.”

Speaking about the results, a spokesperson for, which carried out the research, said: “Does this prove that the ‘Fast car, small manhood’ thing has a grain of truth to it?

“Of course drivers are jealous of those who can afford luxury sports cars, so it’s not surprising that this rumour has done the rounds for years. That’s why we decided to put it to the test.

“These results are all rather telling, but you’ve got to remember that it’s something that most men lie about no matter what kind of car they drive.”