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Bentley, Bugatti get new CEO at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show is all about showing off new models for most automakers but this year, Bentley and Bugatti used the industry’s biggest stage for an official change of their chief executive officer (CEO) as Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen handed over the keys to the two super-exotic auto companies to 52 year old Wolfgang Dürheimer.

Being a Chauffeur Just Fine in 2011 Bentley GTC Speed 80-11

So, it was with no reservation that I welcomed the opportunity to make the drive recently with Cliff Atiyeh, auto channel guru at Boston.com. Then he dropped the bombshell that our ride would be a 2011 Bentley Continental GC Speed 80-11.

At first I feared my role would be as navigator (and even then I would be supplanted by an iPhone). Then when I found out the Bentley fleet specialist Robin March would be tagging along I was convinced it would be 240 miles of small talk while Cliff got all the fun.

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