Sports Cars Are a Top Trend of 2013 Thanks to Retiring Baby Boomers

Sports Cars Are a Top Trend of 2013 Thanks to Retiring Baby Boomers

There’s been a lot of focus on retiring baby boomers the last few years, how mass retirement will affect the economy, social security, tourism, and many other factors. Rising retirement has also affected the automotive industry, specifically the popularity of performance and sports cars. We’ll look at why this is happening, and some of the cars baby boomers are looking at.

Why Baby Boomers Love Performance Cars

When the GIs returned from World War II, they got married, had kids, and the baby boom began. The GIs brought back with them a love for sports cars too, which they saw on the streets of Europe. Imported cars started showing up in America, as demand became apparent. This was the birth of the muscle car craze that lasted until the early 1970s.

Baby boomers grew up with these cars in their garages; many even learned how to drive with them. Now that they’re done with their working days, boomers are ready to enjoy life in a fun car. They’re looking to sports cars that have the essence of the iconic American muscle car, which represents the good life of years past.

Cars Baby Boomers Will Love

  • Chevy Camaro: The Chevy Camaro is currently the most popular performance car in America for under $50,000. The Camaro started at the height of the muscle car and retains much of that classic look. Chevy’s sports car also offers a 323 hp V6 engine with a starting price just above $23,000, so there’s that too.
  • Ford Mustang: Like the Camaro, the Ford Mustang is a classic that just keeps going. It has a low starting MSRP of $22,200 and standard V6 capable of 305 hp, a little less than the standard Camaro V6. There’s a reason why the Camaro is currently the most popular performance car, but many boomers are going to be attracted to the Mustang nameplate no matter what.
  • 2014 Chevy Corvette: This is a new generation of the iconic high-performance car schedule to be released later this summer. It’s been the talk of the auto world the past few months, and the more financially liberal baby boomers will definitely want to take a ride in this vehicle equipped with a standard 6.2L V8 capable of 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque.

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