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    Report: Bob Lutz predicts Fisker-based VL Destino will world's fastest sedan [w/video]
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    Ever look at an EV or a dedicated hybrid and wonder what it'd be like with a conventional, high-output V8 under the hood instead of all those batteries and circuit boards? Bob Lutz and Gilbert Villareal did when it came to the Fisker Karma. The result is the Destino from VL Automotive – a ...

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    Bob Lutz has high praise for Mary Barra
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    Mary Barra officially began her tenure as the CEO of General Motors this week, and no one is happier about that than longtime GM executive and auto industry titan Bob Lutz. "Mary is the right person at the right time," said Lutz, who was attending the Detroit Auto Show and touting one of his ...

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    Teased: VL Automotive hints at Fisker-based Destino convertible for Detroit
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    Last year around this time, we were prepping to see the first iteration of the VL Destino; a Fisker Karma with a Corvette ZR1 heart transplant. Now, with the 2014 Detroit Auto Show looming just over the horizon, there are fresh hints that the Destino is due for a sequel. VL Automotive – ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz says Chevy Volt should've been a truck
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    Bob Lutz knows a thing or two about the Chevy Volt. He was, after all, GM's vice chairman in charge of product development during the Volt's gestation process, widely credited with ushering it into production. But now he says it should have been a truck, not a sedan. Speaking with The Seattle ...

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    Official: Bob Lutz signs on as Senior Advisor to interior specialist Katzkin
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    Every car guy's favorite executive, Bob Lutz has had a long history in top positions at major automakers. Following service as a Marine Corps pilot and a few years as the top sales and marketing exec at BMW, Lutz went on to hold high positions at Ford, Chrysler and most recently General Motors. ...

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    Video: Lutz says Washington killed Pontiac, next G6 was to be ATS derivative
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    How many people think Buick or GMC should have gotten the axe instead of Pontiac? You can't see it, but I'm raising my hand. Autoweek reports that former Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz, has indicated that things didn't have to end up the way they did. "The Feds said, 'Yeah, how much money have ...

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    Report: Fisker loan likely won by Hong Kong tycoon
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    Fisker, which made the $100,000+ Karma plug-in hybrid until it shuttered its plant 15 months ago, is said to finally have a buyer in an investment group led by Richard Li, one of Hong Kong's richest men. That's according to a new Reuters report, which notes that the the deal remains private since ...

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    Report: Lutz says GM was working on 5th-gen Pontiac GTO
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    Bob Lutz was one of the forces behind bringing the Holden Monaro to the United States, as the ill-fated Pontiac GTO in 2004. And while that car received critical acclaim, it was a sales disappointment. Now, Road & Track is reporting that our suspicions were correct - Pontiac was working on a ...

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    Official: Bob Lutz, Jackie Stewart among Automotive Hall of Fame inductees
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    The Automotive Hall of Fame has announced this year's inductees, and both Bob Lutz (above) and Jackie Stewart (right inset) are among the lucky handful of honorees. A total of ten individuals from automotive past and present are being inducted for 2013. Those include Robert Bamford and Lionel ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz, UAW rep commend Chrysler for not bowing to NHTSA recall pressure [w/poll]
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    Bob Lutz, the well-known executive with a range of automakers including both General Motors and Chrysler, says he supports Chrysler for not caving under federal pressure to issue a recall on 2.7 million Jeep vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is arguing that the plastic ...

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    Report: Henrik Fisker bidding with Hong Kong tycoon to get his company back
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    Struggling to save Fisker Automotive from the of talons of bankruptcy, Henrik Fisker has teamed up with Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li to offer to purchase the company's outstanding U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) advanced vehicles loan for just a fraction of its $171 million balance (the ...

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    Report: Fisker-based Destino still in the works, hundreds of Karma owners seek conversion
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    Wards Auto reports the VL Productions Destino is still moving forward. As you may recall, that machine takes a Fisker Karma hybrid, guts the drivetrain and replaces it with a honking 556 horsepower V8 from General Motors. Bob Lutz, while speaking with Wards, confirmed that VL Productions had ...

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    Read This: Bob Lutz pokes fun at Ed Whitacre's GM memoir
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    Any time Bob Lutz gets hired on for a gig putting pen to paper, we're for it. Case in hilarious point is this book review Lutz has penned for the readers of Forbes, wherein Maximum Bob gives good quote after good quote about Ed Whitacre's American Turnaround. Whitacre's book, you'll remember, ...

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    Detroit: Cadillac ELR, Nissan Resonance and Ford Atlas win Eyes on Design awards
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    This year's annual Eyes on Design awards were presented at the end of press days for the Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday. Given out for the best production and concept car designs that debuted at the show, and voted on by an esteemed panel of actual car designers, this year's award for best ...

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    Detroit: Bob Lutz brings Destino, a ZR1-powered Karma, to Detroit
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    There's nothing wrong with the Fisker Karma that a honkin' American V8 engine won't fix. At least according to Bob Lutz, it seems. Called the VL Automotive Destino, this machine is the brainchild of industrialist Gilbert Villereal and the aforementioned Lutz, and is intended to compete with such ...

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    Official: Via Motors promises three EV debuts in Detroit
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    Via Motors will descend on the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with three new full-size electric vehicles. Company spokesperson Bob Lutz will pull the sheets back on each of the extended-range EVs personally, including an 800-horsepower, four-wheel-drive pickup truck, a luxury four-wheel-drive SUV and ...

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    Video: Bob Lutz and his Volt-like truck visit Jay Leno's Garage
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    Bob Lutz recently stopped by to see Jay Leno at the comedian's Big Dog Garage, and the legendary auto executive has brought along his latest project, an extended-range VTrux electric pickup by Via Motors. The creation combines a 4.3-liter V6 with an electric motor to offer around 50 miles of ...

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    Report: Lutz stumps for Romney despite opposition to auto bailout
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    Bob Lutz has put Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's numerous past comments about the automotive bailout behind him, according to Automotive News. During a recent episode of "The Kudlow Report" on CNBC, the former auto executive made it clear he now backs Romney for the 2012 ...

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    Video: Original Dodge Viper Concept shows up in new Chrysler video
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    Got 13 minutes to spare? Of course you do – it's a Friday. Then we've got just the way to burn them. Chrysler has posted three new SRT Viper videos, the first being a nice seven-minute documentary about Viper history, from its origins to the present. We're happy to see the automaker make ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz praises Leaf and Volt, says national security requires going electric
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    Bob Lutz is not going to take attacks on the electric car lying down – the closest he'll come to that is doing push-ups on The Colbert Report. After spending a few of his Forbes columns laying into right-wing pundits for their attacks on the Chevrolet Volt, he is switching to a positive ...

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