New For '08
*Power: 510 hp
*0-60: 4.3 sec.
*Top Speed: 191 mph
Price TBA

Aston Martin DBS
Let's face it, there are tons of really good luxury GT cars out there. Aston sets the mark for the class, comfortable and powerful, with enough handling prowess to take on sports cars through the corners. The DBS builds on all that is good about the DB9 and adds extensive carbon fiber paneling, revised aerodynamics, and 60 hp more from the 6.0-liter V12.

GT Runner-Up
*Power: 420 hp
*0-60: 4.9 sec.
*Top Speed: 155 mph (ltd.)

Jaguar XKR
We've found the fast Jag to be one of the most underrated cars on the market. A sweet, supercharged V8 sits up front and makes all the right sounds for a proper GT experience. Seating positions are plenty sporty for fast driving, but also quite comfortable for longer distances. In theory,it's a two-plus-two, though the back seats are probably suitable only for amputees or small dogs.

Full-Size Sedan
*Power: 350 hp
*0-60: 5.9 sec.
*Top Speed: 130 mph (ltd.)

Audi A8 4.2
In Europe, cars in this category or more commonly used as limousines than daily drivers. Here in the States, however, we always seem to think bigger is better. In this light, we picked the best driver's car in the class. The A8 is remarkably athletic for its size-luxurious and sporting with copious amounts of interior space. The base A8, equipped with a 4.2-liter V8, begins just north of $70k, a steal in this sector. You may also opt for a long-wheelbase version, designated L, or one powered by the Volkswagen Group's W12 engine.

Sports Car, $50-$100k
*Power: 325 hp
*0-60: 4.8 sec.
*Top Speed: 177 mph

Porsche 911 Carrera
A predictable pick, perhaps, but truly a benchmark in the automotive world. Every time manufacturers launch vehicles dubbed 911-killers, the marketing hype swirls, head-to-head battles ensue and, once the dust settles and the chest-beating stops, the 911 is still King. Years of racing victory and probably the best R&D abilities on the planet quite simply make for a great sports car. It's facing its toughest competition yet, but still reigns as the best in its category.

Full-Size Sedan Runner-Up
*Power: 510 hp
*0-60: 4.5 sec.
*Top Speed: 130 mph (ltd.)

Mercedes-Benz S600
Divisions ran especially deep as we discussed the full-size category. At least one stubborn staffer was stuck on the S-Class, the S600 in particular. There's just so much to love about Mercedes' bi-turbo V12. If you can afford the price premium, the S600 also includes such standard equipment as dynamic multi-contour seats, a panoramic sunroof and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

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