The 2001 Audi S8 Sports Sedan may be the perfect mating of German luxury with Italian sports-car soul. A heart-pumping, no-holds-barred 360 horsepower V-8 barrels you down the road, and the all-wheel-drive Audi Quattro system makes sure you stay between the ditches. There is only a handful of cars that make you feel like you can’t wait to drive them again. This may be the best of the best. Price: $72,500, plus options, and $1,700 gas-guzzler tax. www.insideautomotive.com