While assembling this list of the best V8 sedans, we noticed how much the market has changed over the years. Once upon a time, V8 engines were so ubiquitous they could be found in nearly every class of automobile. But that was then—and this is now. And now, if you want a V8 in a four-door sedan, odds are you’re going to be looking at some pretty pricey hardware folks. With but one or two exceptions, V8 power these days comes bundled with seriously luxurious trappings. Thus, when you start talking about the best V8 sedans out there these days, you’re almost exclusively discussing storied nameplates with a long history of blending luxury and performance. Although ironically, in the case of the Porsche, we’re talking about a marque seldom associated with more than six cylinders; let alone eight.