From £225,00010

Next to what is arguably the DBS Superleggera’s closest rival – Ferrari’s hyper-focused 812 Superfast – Aston’s new flagship looks, on the face of things, like something of a value proposition. Strip away any options (an unlikely scenario in the real world) and the DBS is priced from £225,000 – some £38,000 less than the Ferrari.

Our experts predict that the 812 will prove to be more resistant to depreciation of the two, however – albeit only initially, only in percentage terms and only by the narrowest of margins. Over the course of a three-year ownership period and 36,000 miles travelled (your average DBS owner will likely do far less in that time, mind), the Aston is expected to retain 56% of its original value, versus 60% for the Ferrari. After a more typical pattern of usage – at three years old and with 15,000 miles on the clock – CAP expects the DBS to retain 63% of its original value.

Richard Lane

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According to CAP, Aston’s list price advantage means you’ll lose less over three years than with its Ferrari rival

But then big, exotic V12 coupés have never been as canny a buy as GT3-badged Porsches – and their owners have so far indulged them anyway.

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