Bob Lutz

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Bob Lutz: Tesla is “going out of business”

After questioning the viability of Tesla two years ago in an op-ed titled “Is Tesla Doomed?,” Bob Lutz is now flat out stating the company is going out of business. “The company, folks, is going out of business,” he told CNBC in an interview Friday. “At this rate... read more

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'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Bob Lutz arrives in a Chevy Volt

Bob Lutz asks: Is Tesla doomed?

Bob Lutz has never been shy about speaking his mind, and now he has something to say about Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] that's likely to start some heated conversations. Despite... read more October 29, 2015 by

Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz Thinks Manufacturer-Sponsored Racing Is (Mostly) A Waste of Money

Bob Lutz isn't known for pulling punches. The industry icon speaks with all the bravado you'd expect of an old-school Marine fighter pilot, and in May's issue of Road &... read more April 13, 2015 by

VL Automotive Destino with Bob Lutz at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Bob Lutz And China’s Wanxiang In Bid To Buy Fisker: Report

The auto industry can never seem to rid itself of Bob Lutz, but maybe that’s a good thing as where others see failure the inexorable exec sees opportunity. Having spent... read more May 22, 2013 by

Via Motors XTRUX 800-hp electric pickup live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Via Motors Shows Its 800 Horsepower, 100 MPGe XTRUX Pickup: Live Photos

When it comes to range-extended electric vehicles, the concept of delivering fuel economy up to 100 miles per gallon equivalent isn’t all that foreign; after all, the... read more January 15, 2013 by

Bob Lutz

GM Retains Bob Lutz As Advisor

He may have his detractors, but you can’t deny that the original car czar Bob Lutz has had a major impact on the auto industry. It appears now that Lutz’s... read more September 2, 2011 by

Lotus at the 2011 New York Auto Show

Lotus Evora S And Evora IPS Make U.S. Debut: 2011 New York Auto Show

Lotus brought out former GM exec Bob Lutz for this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, where the sports car company from Hethel in the UK also announced the launch of the... read more April 22, 2011 by

Nicole "Coco" Austin and her "Coco" edition Cadillac CTS-V

Ten Things That Could Give Bob Lutz A Heart Attack (Or Really Bad Agita)

Ten things that could give Bob Lutz the Big One: 10. Fireworks. 9. The return of clear soda. 8. Tragic watermelon incident at upcoming Gallagher festival. 7. Tragic golf club... read more September 16, 2010 by

Jay Leno

Jay Leno Isn't Too Amped About The Chevy Volt

Updated: see below During an interview with Elon Musk in May of 2009, David Letterman dissed the Chevrolet Volt. Shortly thereafter, Letterman remembered where his ad dollars... read more July 20, 2010 by

Bob Lutz at 2008 NAIAS

Report: Lotus Looking To Hire Bob Lutz And Tom Purves

It didn’t take long for the Bob Lutz name to make the automotive headlines again, following his very public retirement from General Motors just two months ago. The latest... read more June 29, 2010 by

Cadillac Converj Concept

Cadillac Converj Well And Truly Dead

One of the most exciting cars from last 2009’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac Converj Concept, which General Motors used to showcase its plug-in hybrid technology... read more March 15, 2010 by

Bob Lutz

GM: Bob Lutz To Retire May 1

Bob Lutz's retirement has gone in and out of consideration more times than the Cadillac Converj has received the red light-green light treatment, but this time, it looks like... read more March 3, 2010 by

Cadillac Converj Concept

Cadillac Converj Cleared For Production, Says Lutz

One of the most exciting cars from last year’s Detroit Auto Show was the Cadillac Converj concept, which General Motors used to showcase its plug-in hybrid technology... read more January 10, 2010 by

Jay Leno Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Lutzed Again: Twin-Turbo V-6 Chevrolet Camaro May Be In The Works

Fresh from freeing the bagged cat on the CTS-V Sport Wagon, Bob Lutz is at it again, this time talking about a twin-turbo V-6 Chevrolet Camaro. It's not certain, but Lutz... read more November 17, 2009 by

Bob Lutz with the Cadillac CTS-V

Report: Lutz Says Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Is A Go!

Two months ago we brought you an early report that GM had approved the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon for production, and today a new report has Bob Lutz stating outright that it... read more November 16, 2009 by

2009 Cadillac CTS-V

Bob Lutz Cadillac CTS-V Challenge Results Announced

Last month, during a discussion with journalists about General Motors’ new “May the Best Car Win” marketing campaign, Bob Lutz laid down the challenge to... read more October 29, 2009 by


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