Ooh La La: 10 Cars That Are Pure Luxury
On April 17, at the New York International Auto Show, the winner of the World Car of the Year will be bestowed with the honor after a jury of 69 individuals from the automotive world weigh in on what car they believe is most significant for 2014. It’s the eighth year of the parallel between the World Car Awards and the New York Auto Show that, “Has seen the awards program grow to become the recognized number 1 premier automotive award,” the WCA’s press statement said.
The finalists in the World Luxury Car of the Year — listed below — and the World Car and World Performance Car categories will be chosen by secret ballot, based on the jurors’ “experience with each candidate as part of their professional work.” The jury panel is made up of automotive journalists from around the world.
This is the first year the the panelists will be choosing a World Luxury Car of the Year, and was “created to acknowledge higher-priced premium models selling in more limited numbers worldwide.”
1. Bentley Flying Spur
The Bentley Flying Spur is a part of an elite club that, aside from heavily-optioned Mercedes-Benz cars and Roll-Royce, really doesn’t have any competition. It uses a W-12 configured engine that displaces six liters, laying out 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, but the real reason one buys a Bentley is its opulent interior — which has to be super nice to justify its $206,225 starting price (yes, that’s the cheapest Flying Spur you can buy new.)