Bob Lutz, Among Five Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees

Bob Lutz, Among Five Automotive Hall of Fame Inductees
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The Automotive Hall of Fame will be inducting five new members on July 25, and among the group are the founders of Aston Martin and former Vice Chairman of General Motors, Robert Lutz. Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Defends the Chevy Volt, Again, in Latest Blog Post

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Bob Lutz Defends the Chevy Volt, Again, in Latest Blog Post
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The Chevrolet Volt has been a media glutton as of late, attracting more attention (and the wrong kind of it) than any one single car in quite a few years, and former GM Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz is not shy about sharing his feelings on the misinterpretation of Volt statistics in the public realm. In his latest blog… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Back At General Motors As Adviser

Bob Lutz Back At General Motors As Adviser
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Legendary auto executive Bob Lutz will return to General Motors as a part-time consultant, according to the automaker. “Maximum Bob” retired in May 2010 at the age of 79, but has retained a high profile in the industry ever since. “This formalizes a relationship that’s essentially continued since he left General Motors,” GM spokesman Jay… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Once Considered Running For Governor Of Michigan

Bob Lutz Once Considered Running For Governor Of Michigan
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Bob Lutz briefly considered a flirtation with a Michigan gubernatorial run back in 2010, he told the Detroit Free Press. And then he found out how much it cost. Maximum Bob would have run as a Republican, under the platform of revitalizing the state’s sagging economy. But once he realized how much money is thrown at such… Continue Reading...

What Could Have Been: Pontiac Was to Get a Sporty Offering Based on Cadillac Architecture

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What Could Have Been: Pontiac Was to Get a Sporty Offering Based on Cadillac Architecture
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As for Pontiac, it’s this one that he laments the most. Not only did GM’s sporty division already boast a great lineup with cars like the G8 and the Solstice, but before the decision was taken to shutter the brand, Pontiac was also working on another sporty, rear drive offering, likely based off the Alpha... Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz: General Motors “In Good Hands” After Restructuring, Regrets Death of Pontiac

Bob Lutz: General Motors “In Good Hands” After Restructuring, Regrets Death of Pontiac
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Outspoken curmudgeon and former GM badass-in-charge Bob Lutz has been popping up from retirement, serving as a consultant to General Motors and Lotus. And his former company’s bankruptcy restructuring left the company “in good hands,” he said. Speaking at a conference, Lutz said that the outsiders who served as CEO and CFO during the two-year restructuring… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry

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Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry
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Auto industry legend Bob Lutz may no longer be in the employ of the Big Three, but that hasn’t ever stopped “Maximum Bob” from giving his two cents on what the industry could do improve upon At the New York Auto Show, Lutz held court for a handful of journalists and expanded on what he… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz to Introduce Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS at New York Auto Show

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Bob Lutz to Introduce Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS at New York Auto Show
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Much of the excitement surrounding the Lotus brand as of late has been about ultra-expensive future models, but Lotus also has a fair share of excellent performance machines on offer right now. Included in that list are two new additions, the Evora S and Evora IPS, which will make their North American debut at the… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz And General Motors Might Still Have Another Chapter Together

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Bob Lutz And General Motors Might Still Have Another Chapter Together
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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… Continue Reading...

Lotus Has a 60 Percent Chance at Success Says Bob Lutz

Lotus Has a 60 Percent Chance at Success Says Bob Lutz
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You’d expect that with Bob Lutz signing on with Lotus as a consultant that he’d be endlessly spouting-off about the brand’s endless possibilities and bright future. Not so. Instead, the always candid former head of General Motors is giving the British sports car maker’s plan for the future a 60 percent chance at success. That… Continue Reading...

Lotus in Talks to Sign-On Bob Lutz, Tom Purves As Part of Major Brand Expansion

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Lotus in Talks to Sign-On Bob Lutz, Tom Purves As Part of Major Brand Expansion
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As part of a major expansion plan that will see the Lotus brand leave behind its niche-market history and expand into a more mainstream automaker, Lotus is poised to sign-on two long-time industry execs: Bub Lutz and Tom Purves. Lutz needs no introduction, having worked in the auto industry most of his life, holding senior… Continue Reading...

Cadillac Converj Won’t See Production, Says Lutz

Cadillac Converj Won’t See Production, Says Lutz
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Cadillac’s beautiful plug-in hybrid concept car will remain a great idea, but nothing more. According to a report by Automotive News, GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz wrote in a text message that the Converj, first shown at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009 and well-received by the media, won’t be headed for production. Lutz wrote… Continue Reading...

Report: Chevy Considering 4-Door Corvette to Compete With Panamera

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Report: Chevy Considering 4-Door Corvette to Compete With Panamera
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Back in 1980, General Motors toyed with the idea of producing a 4-door Corvette America. A prototype was built but the project was later dropped. As absurd as the concept sounds, GM now appears to be revisiting the idea and with Porsche seeing great success with its Panamera, the 4-door Vette might very well see… Continue Reading...

Report: Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Facing Elimination Says Lutz

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Report: Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Facing Elimination Says Lutz
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The small pickup truck segment seems to be a dying category, with the future of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon now in doubt. According to a report by PickupTrucks.com, GM’s product boss Bob Lutz has said that both models may not live on to see another generation. “It’s uncertain at this point,” he said…. Continue Reading...

Report: Cadillac Converj Headed for Production Says Lutz

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Report: Cadillac Converj Headed for Production Says Lutz
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Cadillac reps won’t say as much, but General Motors Vice Chairman and product boss Bob Lutz has said that the Cadillac Converj will see production. Similar in many ways to the Cadillac CTS Coupe, the Converj gets more futuristic styling and is powered by a similar drivetrain to the Chevy Volt. According to a report… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Saab Shutting Down Says General Motors CEO

Breaking: Saab Shutting Down Says General Motors CEO
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It’s been said several times before, but GM Chairman and CEO Ed Whitacre today told reporters that the company is shutting down its Swedish Saab unit. “We’re closing down Saab,” he said. “We’re winding it down.” Recently GM hired on wind-down firm AlixPartners, but continued to say that it was evaluating proposals from several interested… Continue Reading...

Report: GM Product Boss Says Turbocharged Camaro a Possibility

Report: GM Product Boss Says Turbocharged Camaro a Possibility
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When asked if a turbocharged version of the Camaro might make it to market, GM product boss Bob Lutz said, “perhaps.” The immediate response to this is to get all excited and start saving up your pennies for the car. Then again, Lutz may have used the “perhaps” word in the same way parents do… Continue Reading...
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