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 |  Feb 18 2011, 10:24 AM

Robert “Bob” Lutz is quite a personality. He flies fighter jets, rides super-bikes and even at age 79, he is one of the most wanted guys in the automotive industry.

He has worked for all the main American car firms, and was recently also linked as an advisor to Lotus. But perhaps what he is most well-known for is putting General Motors on the right track.

While he might officially be retired, GM still wants his advice and according to reports, would like him to come in as a paid consultant.

Lutz said in a recent interview that he has “the utmost respect for the GM management. If they want me back as a consultant, I’d be very happy to consider it.”

Lutz has been credited with the development of the Chevrolet Volt, and pushing ideas such as the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky into production. From the looks of things, the Lutz era with GM is far from over.

[Source: The Detroit News]

  • A.J.

    How have the Volt, Solistice and Sky been good decisions? None of those cars will change GM’s fortunes. The Solistice and Sky are long forgotten. The Volt will most likely be associated as GM’s late venture into hybrid vehicles because Toyota, Honda and Ford already have gas electric hybrids.

    Cars like the Cruze and Malibu are what will make GM a profit. Hopefully someone at GM realizes that.