The Audi A8 is a luxurious leviathan perfect for wafting tycoons to their high-level board meetings. However, this flagship saloon is an expensive new purchase so anyone saving for a hostile takeover may prefer a used example.
The second generation A8 was introduced in 2003 and is available with a bewildering choice of ten engines. The most enthralling variant for chauffeur driven executives is the long-wheelbase 443bhp 6.0-litre W12. This monstrous beast reaches 60mph in 4.9 seconds - and always feels composed, luxurious, and totally secure.
However, if share prices plummet disgraced tycoons can make a quick exit in a sportier model. The A8 S8 has a 5.2-litre V10 producing the same power and similar performance as its 6.0-litre stable-mate. The standard-wheelbase S8 also has lower suspension, a firmer ride, and the reputation for being heavily focused on driver satisfaction.
Whichever model you prefer the Audi A8 range is an excellent used purchase. A 2006 6.0-litre W12 is worth approximately £30,000, and the S8 5.2-litre costs in the region of £33,000. Now, let's get back to the boardroom - the Inland Revenue need a 'chat'.
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