• The Continental GT V8 won two awards during the ceremony
• Jeremy Clarkson selects GT to be named 'People's Car of the Year'
• The GT V8 was also voted 'Best British Car' by public vote
Bentley's Continental GT V8 has won awards at the 2019 News UK Motor Awards in London. At the time, the Continental GT V8 was crowned 'Car of the Year by Jeremy Clarkson' and 'Best British-made Car' following a vote that included readers of The Sun, The Times, and The Times. The Sunday Times as well as talkSPORT listeners.
On behalf of Bentley, Sarah Simpson, Regional Director of Bentley UK, received the 'People's Car of the Year' award. “We are delighted that the Continental GT V8 has won the 'People's Car of the Year' and 'British Car of the Year' awards. The awards are a continuation of the honors collected by the GT line-up to date, all confirming the ingenuity of the Bentley team of designers, engineers and artisans, and with the launch of the GT V8 in the UK market, we are confident that the Continental GT will continue its successful career at an ever-increasing pace. On behalf of all colleagues at Bentley, I thank the referees The car experts in this competition as well as the generous audience for their selection and voting for our car - we are really happy and grateful for this result. "
"Just sitting in the car gives you a very good and exceptional feeling. It is really a great car and I hope to get one," commented Jeremy Clarkson.
Just last year, the Continental GT was awarded 19 awards by print media in the UK, Europe, Russia and China. The excellence of the car at this year's New UK Motor Awards is a continuation of the success of the first edition of the award last year, where GT won the title of 'Best Luxury Car of 2018'. The GT march has also been rewarded with many awards since the beginning of this year, winning the 'Best Car in the Middle East of the Year' category, while the Convertible Convertible has been awarded the 'Best Interior' award by WardsAuto (WardsAuto Best Interior) and has been recognized by ' The German Brand Design Competition (Automotive Brand Contest).
Courtesy: Bentley Motors