EXPERT INSIGHTS: SIMON BLAKE

In this blog, Simon Blake, Director of Body and Trim Engineering, talks about refinement, rigidity and ensuring that luxurious Bentley feel.

Simon Blake, Director of Body and Trim Engineering:

“The Continental GT Convertible has a body structure that’s 5% stiffer and 20% lighter than the model it replaces. This is due to the really intelligent use of lightweight aluminium materials and super high-strength steels.

The roof, with its combination of new insulating materials, offers a 3 decibel reduction of ambient noise, making our new Convertible as quiet as the previous generation Coupe.

It can be opened or closed in 19 seconds and also operated at up to 50 km/h.

It’s unique in its ability to offer refined, all-season, open-top Grand Touring."