An international jury of artists, writers and designers has chosen the Bentley Arnage T as the world’s most beautiful luxury car.
The judges described the Arnage T as, ‘a limousine with an extraordinary image, a car that maintains the formal philosophy of the brand and underlines the quality of the body and equipment with the best and typical British refinement.’
The World’s Most Beautiful Automobile is an annual competition, organised in Italy. There were seven categories this year, ranging from small cars to luxury cars. The judging took place at Milan’s stunning Sforza Castle, where the candidates were lined up in the castle forecourt.
Judges this year included American abstract expressionist painter Kenneth Noland, British pop artist and Royal Academy member Joe Tilson, Italian designer Vico Magistretti and former Mercedes-Benz designer director Bruno Sacco. The chairman of the judges was Italian editor and journalist Bruno Alfieri. There were also judges from France, Germany and Peru.
Commenting on the award, the design director of Bentley Motors, Dirk van Braeckel, said: ‘Great design is one of the hallmarks of a Bentley. Our design strength is one of the reasons we are confident of such strong sales growth in the future. It is a great honour to win such a prestigious award, judged by such a distinguished panel.’
It is the second time that Bentley has been honoured in the competition. In 1995, the Bentley Azure was judged the most beautiful car in the cabriolet category.
The latest award will be presented to Bentley in March 2003.Published 1 December 2002