WATCH: Top Gear accolade for 'silent' Roll-Royce

Rolls-Royce staff in West Sussex have been boosted by a new accolade.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 8:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 12:57 pm
The Rolls-Royce Phantom 8

The company's new Phantom 8 model has earned BBC Top Gear Magazine’s Luxury Car of the Year award, just weeks after its global media launch on the banks of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

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The car has been heralded as the quietest ever built. A spokesman for Rolls-Royce, which has its production plant at Goodwood near Chichester, said: 'An all-new and proprietary aluminium spaceframe, 6mm two-layer glazing and more than 130kg of sound insulation combine to create the most silent motor car in the world.'

The Rolls-Royce Phantom 8
The Rolls-Royce Phantom 8