In Reply to: I wish would get he S8 in US, sure looked nice in posted by Ronin. ;) - Tommy on January 26, 2000 at 11:26:00:
I drove an S8 in the UK for several weeks. Nice car. Very well finished, but my 540I6 IMO is a better car for my tastes.
The S8 is rather heavy. Throwing it around in curves is not its forte. Also, even with ~350 HP its acceleration is good but not scintillating.
The exhaust note that you heard in Ronin I think was dubbed in. I didn't really hear the growl on the S8 I drove.
Nevertheless, the S8 is impressive. It's just not a bimmer. Although, if I had treacherous road conditions (ice, snow) the quattro would be more than handy.