Not sure where life’s headed or why? Longing for the reckless adventures of youth? Want to sign your initials in rubber along the nearest stretch of concrete? While we can’t promise any help with the first two, here is a list of some of the most impressive, ennui-defying, 4-wheeled clods of steel mankind has thus far entrusted itself with. They’re not going to single-handedly sort out the existential naggings, but nothing quite ameliorates that faint-yet-persistent nostalgia for childhood wonder like peeling out of the driveway in any one of these top 9 midlife crisis cars.
9. Porsche Boxster
One doesn’t have to look far to find any number of glowing reviews for the Boxster, and has to look no further than the Boxster itself to find the inherent appeal and magnetism, so what’s the holdup?
8. Ford Mustang GT
The closest you can get to a 70’s muscle car without actually getting one.
7. Chevrolet SS
With this one, you can pretend you’re being practical as you spend $45,000 dollars on a family sedan with 415 horsepower.
6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The quintessential midlife crisis car. Just look at it.
5. Lotus Elise
If you’re really not pulling any punches and want a racetrack-oriented performance car, then here it is. No frills, just 0 to 60 mph in 5ish seconds and the appearance of piloting the future.
4. Restore an old car
Never mind the Mustang, just go get a 70’s muscle car (or any other car that strikes your fancy) and dump every ounce of energy, money, and passion you can spare into it until it is better than new and everyone else regrets their own shiny, new, straight-off-the-assembly midlife crisis compromise.
3. Tesla Model S P85
I take it back. This one is like piloting the future. 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds in an electric car filled with cutting edge technology from the console to the breaking system? It even trashed the Dodge Hellcat in a drag race.
2. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat anyway
Okay, so the Tesla won but the race wasn’t exactly a fair demonstration. And even if the Hellcat would still have lost in a fair race can you really look at it and all it has to offer and not want it anyway? Be honest.
1. The Batmobile
As far as we’re concerned, this is the only one on the list that isn’t settling for less by comparison. Just look at this guy’s replica of the 1989 Batmobile. It’s powered by an actual jet engine. And that’s not the only DIY Batmobile replica running around, so why not make the most out of your midlife crisis?