You're in your early 40's and you are at a point in your life (worked very hard and always drove clunkers) that you can now afford a brand new zero mile American muscle car of your child hood dreams. Listen to wife & go practical?
I would buy a better muscle car than a Challenger.
I would be practical and buy a gas efficient sports coup, two sweater, convertible, metallic black.
For the sake of my manhood, I will never drive a hybrid, let alone a Prius.