Sometimes life isn’t fair
There are times when you simply have to accept the best of what’s around. We don’t get to say that much in the states, especially when it comes to our automobiles. America’s fixation with four wheels has always ensured a steady supply for our insatiable demand, but it’s a big world out there, and a few models manage to slip through the cracks every once in a while. Whatever the reasons – regulations, market, priority – it’s tough sometimes to just sit and glare at our overseas neighbors as they enjoy the spoils things we can’t have. Not unless you know a guy, at least. So, in no particular order…
How well would something smaller than the A3 work in the US? We won’t be able to find out for a while. But with small successes like the MINI and a reluctant but giving trend towards accepting tiny vehicles, there’s gotta be a market here for an upscale miniature made by Audi. Here’s hoping that Justin Timberlake is as cool as he thinks he is, so he can get the A1 here sooner than later.
Anything Alfa Romeo
This one’s a bit misleading, as the Italian manufacturer has stated that they plan on releasing their fleet in North America starting next year. So while we’ll have to settle for Olive Garden to give us a taste of Italy for now, it looks like it’ll be worth the wait to get into models like the 4C Concept in 2013. If this 2-door coupe drives like it looks, Americans will have no problems adapting to the stylish tendencies of Alfa Romeo.
I had a friend in high school that had an old Scirocco, and I could never understand why he liked it so much. I never thought it looked particularly good, and it always smelled weird. Turns out he was a bad owner, but there are a large number of angry fans that want the Scirocco back on US soil. And they’ve got some powerful allies. VW of America’s Jonathan Browning has suggested that he too wants the Scirocco to light up American roads, but all in good time. I guess the Golf GTI will have to suffice for now.
This one’s on the list mostly because it looks cool. While Americans have the Audi TT or Porsche Cayman to keep us fat and happy, it’s one of those things where we always want what we can’t have. The RCZ has enough sports appeal; decent power, handling, it sounds good. Plus the Peugeot logo just looks cool. And it’s a Peugeot! Alright, maybe you can keep this one Europe.
This one is actually available here, kind of. Courtesy of some loophole work by the British Racing Group, you can have it, but you’ve gotta work for it. To get a legal version of the X-Bow, you’ll have to order it as a kit car, and then supply yourself with the engine from Audi. Pronounced ‘crossbow,’ the Austrian go-kart can reach up to 180 MPH and go from 0-60 in less than 4 seconds, in part because it weighs just 1,500 pounds. It seems like a little for a lot, because you’ll probably pay $100,000 for it, but think of the Mario Kart races you could have.
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