Price, fuel economy and range, finance and depreciation

An entry-level GT V8 starts from just under £170,000, and few will pay much less than £200,000 after options. But by forgoing some options and adding 25% to your budget, you can get a range-topping GT Speed instead (even if the de rigueur options spend isn’t to be underestimated).

It’s a pretty competitive starting price, and remember we’re in rarefied market territory here, where many customers will prefer to spend more, and will imagine they’re getting better value, if they can end up with an even more special car by doing so.

The forecast residual values are better than those of its competitors from Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, even if they won’t be the kind you’d brag about over a cigar. Bentleys have never been cheap to run however you quantify it. Expense is expected.