A Year Of Global Awards For The New Continental GT

Over the course of 2018, the new Bentley Continental GT has enjoyed a year of international recognition, receiving 19 accolades from a wide range of publications in countries including Russia, Germany and China. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, the third generation Continental GT has become a representative of Grand Touring excellence, combining outstanding refinement and luxury with supercar performance. 

Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive at Bentley Motors, commented: "Elegant understatement that forces you to look; engineering excellence you’ll take for granted – the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand. The experts around the world have spoken, and they all agree we’ve created the finest Grand Tourer and I’m delighted that the car has received such a high level of recognition.With the new Continental GT Convertible joining this highly acclaimed range next year, this only adds to the strongest and most technologically advanced portfolio of products the world has ever seen in one luxury brand.”

BBC TopGear magazine awarded the new Continental GT the accolade of 'GT of the Year', praising the vehicles depth of engineeering and describing it as "simply one of the most complete GT cars on the planet". The publication went on to give particular praise the the Continental GT's composure on the road, being "easier than ever to thread through the tricky bits".

World-renowned style experts, GQ magazine, awarded 'Best Interior (And Possibly Exterior)' to the grand tourer, stating: “Bentley’s challenge was to locate the sweet spot where hi-tech intersects with fabulous luxury. Challenge met.” The publication added that “Bentley has created a stunning environment… Best interior? Yes, and the rest.”

The new Continental GT picked up 'Luxury Car of the Year' in the inaugural News UK Motor Awards, with judges noting that “the cabin feels as sumptuously appointed as the Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo” and that “unlike many sports cars, you’ll arrive feeling as relaxed as when the journey started”.

Other titles awarded to the ultimate grand tourer include 'Best Interior' and 'Best Exterior Premium Brand' in the German Design Awards, 'Best Grand Tourer for travelling in Europe' by Russian publication, Prime Traveller and 'Grand Tourer of the Year' by Sohu Auto in China.

Please see below for a list of all awards picked up by the new Bentley Continental GT in 2018.

Publication or Award Show Accolade Country
British GQ Best Interior (And Possibly Exterior) UK
News UK Motors Awards Luxury Car of the Year
Sohu Auto Grand Tourer of the Year 2017 China
Global Times Innovate product of the Year 2017
Men's Uno Best Car of the Year 2018
Trophees de l'Argus Design France
Coyote Automobile Awards Design
Festival Automobile International Design
Sportscars of the Year - Autozeitung Best GT Germany
German Design Awards Exterior Premium Brand
German Design Awards Best Interior
OBSERVADOR Best Sportscar Portugal
Turbo Best Sportscar
Essilor Car of the Year Best Sportscar
Auto Pro 2018 Best Luxury Car Romania
Prime Traveller The Best Grand Tourer for travelling in Europe Russia
Autobello 2018 Best Luxury Design Award Spain
Best Cars - (Auto Illustrierte) Best Luxury Car 2019 Switzerland
Robb Report Vietnam Top 10 Best Cars Vietnam

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