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.

Matt Saunders Autocar

Matt Saunders

Road test editor
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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