Unfortunately, I agree that the sun is setting on the muscle car era. But, I think with the Challenger definitely coming and the Camaro probably coming, there will be at least a couple more cars produced with around 500 HP. I just don't know if there will be a market place for them.
As much as I hate to admit it, I probably won't buy a new Camaro when it comes out. I will want one, I will yearn for one, but can I really afford 30k for a car that I can't fit 3 kids into? No. Maybe if they redo the GTO I can swing one of those, but practically speaking, for the next 20 years of my life, I am going to need 4 doors. And a minivan. I am not happy about these facts, but they are the facts.
Even if I had the extra money for a third car like a Camaro, I would be far better off putting it in a savings account for my kids college education. Plus, living in Brooklyn, I don't really have room for a second car, much less a third.
My father, baby boomer that he is, has money to buy one now that he is retired, but instead, he will probably sink money into our old 67 Rally Sport and a 65 442.
Twenty somethings MAY want one, but can they afford one? And I don't even think it is a sure thing that they will want one. You may not like Ricers, but they sure are popular. They are to a lot of young people what muscle cars were to baby boomers.
I hope I am really off the mark here. I want the Camaro to succeed. I would love it if they sold 150k units a year, and had engine options up to a 650hp Supercharged LS9. I am just not sure I believe it will happen.