There comes a time in everyone’s life where we either have a mid-life crisis, or certain give it a whole lot of thought!
New clothes, maybe a new and younger partner, overseas travel, bungee jumping, something/anything to get the adrenaline pumping.
When/if you have a mid-life crisis, here’s some cars you might want to consider…
Sex on wheels, and fast wheels at that. Powered by a 3.9 litre Twin Turbo V8 the Ferrari 488 develops 493kW and 760Nm delivering a sprint time to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.
Unfortunately, unless you come from the world of high finance, or you’re some kind of gangster or drug dealer, you may find it difficult to stump up the $469,988 asking price.
Range Rover SV Autobiography
Try the king of the Range Rover line-up. Starting at $372,400 this V8 go-anywhere powerhouse is about as luxurious as it gets.
Porsche Boxster S 718
The Boxster defines the mid life crisis car. Just think about how many pudgy looking dentists with comb overs you’ve seen driving them.
The best part about the Porsche though is not its image of a car for a seedy old man, but for the sheer joy you get from driving one.
It’s the essence of everything a sports car should be, fast, agile and an enormous amount of fun.
The M2’s older brother, the BMW M3, has been setting the bar since the late 80’s.
The M3 has grown in size and weight over the years, opening the door for the M2, which just like the original M3, is a lightweight, rear wheel drive, straight six-cylinder that produces blistering speeds and handles like a precision instrument.
You’ll need to be quick to get one of theses hotties though, they’re in huge demand worldwide and there’s only limited cars available in Australia for the $89,900 starting price.
But if you’re budget doesn’t stretch to the $100,000+ asking price of the Porsche, try the little Mazda from just $31,990.
The new MX-5 is a hoot to drive, is beautifully built and with the top down, all those 20-somethings standing around outside Uni will get a good look at you as you drive past.
Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ
It might be cheap with prices starting from $29,900, it might not be blessed with huge reserves of power, think 147kW, but it is one hell of a fun machine, the perfect mid-life crisis car for those on budget.
It’s the control you have in the 86/BRZ that’s the most fun, it’s akin to driving a go-kart and just about as easy.