List: Ten Pieces Of Forbidden Fruit From Europe

By Brandon Turkus

April 30, 2010

Alfa

Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde: The top end of the MiTo range, designed to go head-to-head with the John Cooper Works Mini.

Alfa

Alfa Romeo Brera: Leather, metal, and plastic have no business being this beautiful.

Aston

Aston Martin V12 Vantage: The gorgeous looks of the Vantage, combined with the V-12 from the DBS? Yes, please.

BMW

BMW 123d: This was a hit in the WR offices a while back, rear-wheel drive with a punchy diesel make this a "keeper."

Citroen

Citroen DS3: If George Clinton were a car, he would be a DS3. French funkyness at its finest.

Ford

Ford Focus RS: 300 horsepower and front-wheel drive. Embrace the torque steer.

Peugeot

Peugeot RCZ: Another good looking alternative to Audi's TT.

Renault

Renault Megane RenaultSport 250 Cup: Another bonkers hot hatch, we'll take ours in yellow.

SEAT

SEAT Ibiza Cupra Bocanegra: It has a 177 horsepower, twin-charged I-4, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and a front end that will terrify the neighborhood children.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen Scirocco: GTI underpinnings on a better looking body, the one VW enthusiasts have been salivating over.

Alfa Alfa Aston BMW Citroen Ford Peugeot Renault SEAT Volkswagen

Americans have it pretty good when it comes to new vehicles on offer. However, we still get envious of our Trans-Atlantic friends, and the machinery that they get to play with. Whether a hot hatch, fun-to-drive fuel miser, or just something beautiful, the Europeans have no shortage of machinery that makes us jealous. Here is a list of some of our favorite cars that we can't drive. As always, let us know what you think.