My uncle owns a Phaeton, or shall I say owned, because he recently sold it, and is driving his supercharged 2002(?) XJ instead. When I found that out I as super sad, realizing I would never actualy drive one of these things. I did get to drive in it though, and that was an experence in itself. His car was a V8 model, not the crazy W12 version, but still had all the proper ammenities. As you might know, that V8 is a 4.2 liter unit that makes 330 hp. It wasn't actualy all that fast, the 0-60 is a touch under 7 seconds, but it is just so smooth that you cant even feel how fast you are going anyway. Smooth is aslo the best way to describe the ride. It rides like a dream, after all, it is a bently underneath. Being only 17 at the time, he didnt let me drive this, but he did let me drive his Cadilac XLR. The Cadilac, being a Corvette in a tuxedo, was quite a lot faster than the Volkswagon, despite being slightly down on power. Also, Being a Cadilac, it had a automatic transmision, but being 17 at the time, all I cared about was the big V8 and rear wheel drive. I actualy got to drive this car agian a few months ago, and I actualy got to romp on it a bit more, and I can report that it certanly is a fun car. I'm still sad that my uncle sold his Phaeton, I am happy that I was able to experence this amazing machine.
(Sorry about the small pictures, Kinja doesn't want to cooperate with me today)