With a base price of £159,100, the Continental GT is £1200 more expensive than the Aston Martin DB11, whereas a standard Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupé will set you back a staggering £186,900.

Of course, in the world of super-GTs, those entry-level prices – if you can really call them that – are to be taken with a pinch of salt. After all, the sky really is the limit as far as personalisation is concerned.

GT values are strong enough to make one worth more than a Rolls-Royce Wraith after four years of ownership.

The car you see here has £49,905 worth of options, including a £6500 Naim audio system, a £4500 coat of Sequin Blue paint and the £34,800 First Edition specification, which adds a rotating display on the dashboard, mood lighting and the Mulliner Driving specification, which includes 22in wheels (although these weren’t fitted during testing), jewel-finish oil and fuel filler caps, walnut veneers and more besides.

As for depreciation, the Bentley is predicted to retain 56% of its value after 36 months, next to 52% for the Aston and 37% for the Mercedes. It also outdoes the Rolls-Royce Wraith, which is forecast to retain 46%.

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