HERE ARE THE ALTERNATIVES
Aston Martin Rapide S, from £146,035
This Rapide S is a quicker, more powerful version of the Rapide supercar it replaces. Despite its limousine-like comfort, this is the car for cornering in and it’s the driver’s choice here. Acceleration to 62mph takes 4.9 seconds and top speed is 190mph. Space in the rear is compromised by the elegant body shape, which seems like a small price to pay for an excellent drive.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class, tbc
September sees the introduction of an all-new S-Class, which will be more luxurious and technologically advanced than ever. The S500 model has a 455hp V8 engine capable of carrying the Mercedes to 62mph in 4.8 seconds yet it still returns 32.7mpg and emits 199g/km of CO2. The new model features road surface scanning technology that uses a camera to scan the road ahead to adjusts the air suspension.
Rolls-Royce Ghost, from £170,250
Traditionally, you always sat in the back if you owned a Rolls-Royce but this Ghost model changed that because it was good to drive. Like the Bentley, the Ghost is powered by a V12 engine and weighs about the same but is slightly less powerful (593bhp) and a little slower. This Roller takes 4.9 seconds to reach 62mph from standstill. The art deco inspired interior is really quite something.