Or, if none of these is your style, here’s something from the other end of the spectrum. Yes, Cosworth engineered the twin-turbo setup on the 4.4-litre BMW V8 that resides under this Bentley’s bonnet, delivering stately progress thanks to 350bhp and 420lb ft.
In a desperately unpopular move, Vickers, who owned Rolls, Bentley and Cosworth at the time, retired the traditional 6.75-litre V8 in favour of the modern powerplant. It was a marriage that only lasted for a couple of years, before customer pressure brought back the ol’ bruiser – albeit a thoroughly updated version.
And all of this was going on while BMW and VW duked it out over who was going to take over Rolls-Royce and Bentley. So this car’s a little bit of a historical document as well. Well, it’s either that, or we’re trying to justify a £20,000 spend on a foppish Bentley.
But what if it were your money, and you were standing at Silverstone’s ‘Race Retro’ auction on the 25th of February? Would you go for one of the everyman Fords, the over-engineered Benz or the Upstairs, Downstairs-approved Bentley Arnage?