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THE Rolls-Royce Phantom has been declared the best super luxury car in the world by an industry magazine.

The accolade from WhatCar? comes a day after Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, based in Westhampnett, near Goodwood, posted its record-breaking sales results.

WhatCar? Magazine’s annual Car of the Year issue has reconfirmed Phantom’s position as the world’s finest luxury motor car.

On awarding it ‘Best Buy’ in the £100,000+ category, the noted automotive consumer guide declared: ‘It takes a special car to successfully fend off its rivals for eight years – and the Rolls-Royce Phantom is just that car. Yet again, it’s the best top-end luxury car money can buy.’

The firm’s chief executive, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said: ‘The renaissance of the marque, in the decade since production started at the new home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, is a remarkable British manufacturing success story.’

December saw the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars marque decorated with a Top Gear Award for Wraith and a Walpole Award for ‘Best British Luxury Brand’.