As a profession, there's a very long list of cars on sale in Europe that we can't buy which us auto journo types nevertheless constantly rattle our (virtual) pens over. From the
Honda Civic Type R
to the 300+ hp
, total and complete absence makes the heart grow fonder -- as well as providing an easy, brainless way for us to end
stories about said forbidden fruit. I mean imagine reading this line, "The
Wagon sports a 507 hp 5.0-liter V10 and can run up over 200 mph with the limiter removed. Leave it in Germany!"
That said, there are a few cars that we really
want. As in, when we get together after hours on a press launch with some free booze and
start talking cars, these are the vehicles we pine for. For instance, as nifty as the
Ford Focus RS
is, we get to drive around in the MazdaSpeed3 often enough -- we'll live. But the aforementioned
Wagon? Gotta have it. Or the RS4 Avant? Mommy please.
Or, perhaps best of all, the twin-turbo V10
Avant? Oh man -- could you imagine? So yes, it's true -- all automotive journalists secretly (and not so secretly) spend their lives lusting after mega-horsepower wagons. Now you know how unreasonable and silly we all are.
Oh, yeah -- almost forgot. MTM just took their tuned 702 hp
to the annual Nardo High Speed event, and it blew the doors off all the other cars, two-door
included. How fast? 344.2 km/h. Translated into something us 'Mericans can understand: 214 miles per hour. Can we get a dang?
Full results appear next month in
Auto Motor und Sport
-- we'll keep you posted.