Nobody was more thrilled than Playboy when Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Italy’s Alfa Romeo, which Fiat owns, would roll the dice and return to the United States for the first time since 1995. “For sure it’s coming back this year with the 4C,” Marchionne said last January, speaking of the Alfa’s slick sports coupe. Now, however, Marchionne has put the brakes on Alfa’s American resurrection. We’re not likely to see the two-seater until the spring of next year, the company announced in late September. So, it is with regret that we add the 4C to the following list of seven hot wheels that foreigners can enjoy and Americans cannot. Read, and weep.

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Photos courtesy of Alfa Romeo; The Pug Father/Flickr (Lotus); Land Rover MENA/Flickr; Audi; Geely; Peugeot; BMW


*Correction: A previous version of this article included a picture of an Audi A3, it has been updated to show the A1 (h/t JohnPlayerSpecial)