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Bert Casal

The 2020 Luxury Car of the Year

The Bentley Flying Spur wins prestigious UK award.

The Sunday Times is a British newspaper published by the Times Newspapers Ltd. and has the largest circulation in the UK. They have acquired a reputation for their strength in investigative reporting. In 2003, they inaugurated the World Car Awards to recognise, reward, and inspire excellence in the automotive industry. Presently, the Awards has 94 global jurors who test drive and evaluate new or redesigned cars. For the past eight years, the World Car Awards has been the number one awards program, based on Cision Insight’s 2020 media report.

The Sunday Times’ experts gathered vehicles that went on sale in the UK between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020, then shortlisted these into 14 categories. These include sports cars, SUVs, electric cars, and even one solely for British-built models. “There was no shortage of vehicles to consider,” the publication said.

In the 2020 Motor Awards Luxury Car of the Year category, the Bentley Flying Spur bested five other models, three of which were SUVs, a coupé, and a limited-run sports car. The Sunday Times said that the Bentley Flying Spur “represents the very best of hand-built luxury, with stunning attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship.” They continued on to say: “Yet it’s also stunningly quick and wonderful to drive, so while the back seats are a wonderful place to spend time in, when Jeeves gets tired, you’re more than happy to take over behind the wheel.”

Bentley Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur is the ultimate luxury Grand Touring sedan, as it blends performance and limousine-levels of comfort. Beneath the bonnet, an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 is nestled. This powerful engine is mated with an advanced dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission. This new engine allows the car to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, and capable of nearly reaching a top speed of 350 km/h.

But power and speed are not the only attributes of this car. It has phenomenal handling and ride qualities as well, thanks to the Flying Spur’s electronic all-wheel steering that is combined with an active all-wheel drive system and the Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first 48-volt electric anti-roll system.

The cabin design incorporates sustainable and natural materials while embracing a host of new technologies. Primary among these is the unique Bentley Rotating Display on the dashboard. This HD instrument panel rotates to offer three different themes: 1) a 12.3-inch digital touchscreen, 2) analog dials, and 3) a digital-detox wood veneer finish.

Another tech feature is a detachable touchscreen remote control – the centrepiece in the rear seat – that operates all the convenience functions such as the blinds, climate control, seat massage settings, and a multi-configuration mood lighting system.

To see the all-new Bentley Flying Spur, call Bentley Manila at 09188370527.

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