Bentley CEO: “The future of motorsports is electric and autonomous”

No one can deny that Wolfgang Dürheimer lives and breathes driving. It wasn’t for no reason that the engineer started-off in charge of BMW’s motorcycle division, before going on to lead development at Porsche. Most recently, as president and CEO of Bentley and Bugatti, he built the most luxury cars in the VW Group, as well as the fastest and most powerful sports car in the world.

Yet, despite his passion for engine power and the feeling of mastering it, Dürheimer is also convinced that the future of mobility belongs to electric and automated driving – “at least to a large extent”. As Dürheimer is also responsible for the VW group’s motorsports, he sees the race track as a literal acceleration lane for these new technologies.

“Motorsports have always been a driving force,” says Dürheimer.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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