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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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    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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    Video: Bob Lutz wins push-up contest on The Colbert Report
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    Former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz went bicep-to-bicep with "America's ballsiest pundit," Stephen Colbert, last night – and came out ahead. Ostensibly, Lutz was on Colbert to talk about his new book, Car Guys Vs. Bean Counters, but as one might expect, the discussion veered into ...

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    Official: GM announces Bob Lutz retained as advisor
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    The man nicknamed "Maximum" isn't completely retired yet. General Motors has announced that it has retained Bob Lutz as an advisor. Executives at GM will be able to reach out to Lutz and tap into his knowledge base, which was garnered from a career in the automotive industry lasting over four ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz briefly considered Michigan gubernatorial run [w/poll]
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    The man they call Maximum Bob had visions of becoming Governor Maximum Bob. When the former vice chairman of General Motors saw his tenure with automaker drawing to a close, Bob Lutz considered running for governor of Michigan. It appears this was merely a brief consideration, ahead of the 2010 ...

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    Video: Lutz dishes dirt on GM in latest Autoline Detroit
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    Autoline Detroit recently played host to Bob Lutz, and, as is always the case, the former General Motors vice chairman dished out some great commentary. Lutz was promoting his new book Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, and talk quickly turned to his role ...

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    Bob Lutz illustrates GM's decline in a Christmas card
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    Bob Lutz is in The Wall Street Journal this week, and the former Vice Chairman at General Motors discusses what he sees as the reason for the automaker's previous failings. His illustrative example? A company Christmas card. Sounds weird, but Mr. Lutz's example hit home nicely. Lutz tells the ...

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    Report: GM trying to re-hire Bob Lutz
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    General Motors is reportedly looking to re-hire none other than Bob Lutz as a consultant to vehicle development. Lutz, 79, left GM in May of 2010 after leading the company's product development efforts for many years. The push to rehire Lutz reportedly comes from GM CEO Dan Akerson's initiative to ...

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    Report: Bob Lutz, Tom Purves to advise Lotus?
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    Two anonymous sources have told Automotive News that Lotus is courting both Bob Lutz and retired BMW executive Tom Purves to become advisors to the British brand. As previously reported, Lotus' Malaysian parents at Proton are on a kick to increase both volume and model mix to take on its exotic ...

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    Bob Lutz in presumptive plane crash? [w/video]
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    Officials search for a downed plane – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We've been a little curious as to what good old Bob Lutz has been up to after retiring from General Motors. While the former auto exec had said that he would be busy slaving away over his latest book, the truth ...

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    The DetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Where have all the mavericks gone? When he hands in his office keys a few days from now, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz will begin an oft-delayed retirement that was originally set to begin shortly after the ill-fated "merger of equals" between Daimler and Chrysler. His decision to rejoin ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #175 - Bob Lutz joins in
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    Chris Shunk, Sam Abuelsamid, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth are joined by the car executive we all wish we could be when we grow up, General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. After an hour of peppering Bob with questions about his ...

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    Bob Lutz, 78, open to future career opportunities
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    General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz might be set to retire at the end of the month, but don't expect him to go quietly into that good night – or take up the usual trappings that a man of his age and accomplishment might normally seek out. "I don't play golf, never have never will. And ...

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    Lutz' last quote? Toyota won't get back "God-like status"
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    If there's one thing we'll miss when Bob Lutz finally packs up and heads out to pasture, it'll be the guy's role as General Motors' resident quote machine. Take this latest gem, for example. According to BusinessWeek, Lutz has been quoted as saying, "Toyota's God-like status will never be ...

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    Once and For All? Lutz text message reportedly confirms Cadillac Converj is dead
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    2009 Cadillac Converj Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Although previously the subject of some early obituaries, it appears that the future of the Cadillac Converj showcar is indeed at a dead-end. According to Automotive News, a production future for the rakish ...

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    BREAKING: Lutz to retire from GM... again
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    It's the end of an era, folks. There are reports this afternoon all over the internet that General Motors' Vice Chairman, "Maximum" Bob Lutz, will officially retire on May 1. Those keeping track will remember that Lutz initially announced his retirement back in February of 2009, but then later ...

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    Detroit 2010: Caption Contest - What the heck are Bob Lutz and Elon Musk talking about?
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    Bob Lutz has been an important guy in the auto industry since before most of us were born. Elon Musk is the reason your eBay transactions go so smoothly (he was the co-creator of PayPal). Together, they don't seem to make much of a team. Well, they wouldn't make much of a match if Musk weren't ...

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    REPORT: GM to speed up development of vehicles delayed by bankruptcy
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    Prior to declaring bankruptcy, General Motors began delaying new products in an effort to conserve cash. The news was disappointing to enthusiasts and brand loyalists, but with its cash piles dwindling, the General didn't have many alternatives. Post-bankruptcy, GM finds itself with $40 billion ...

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    CTS-V Challenge driver and M3 owner Michael Cooper gets pat on the back from BMW
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    Michael Cooper and his Cadillac CTS-V-challenging BMW M3 - click above for high-res image gallery
    This guy. So, some of you no doubt remember the Cadillac CTS-V Challenge. If you don't, here's a refresher: General Motors vice-chairman Maximum Bob Lutz challenged any journalist to bring a CTS-V ...

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