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    Lutz: High-performance Chevy Volt SS a "possibility"

    2011 Chevy Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Electric cars are for those who would rather drive slow, boring commuters that don't consume fossil fuels and therefore don't spew pollutants from their tailpipes. Gas-powered cars – and especially those wearing time-honored badges ...

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    V-Series Challenge participants announced, no surprises inside

    2009 Cadillac CTS-V - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In less than a week, Bob Lutz will be joined by a few automotive journalists and a handful of regular Joes at the Monticello Motor Club in New York to race some fast sedans around a fast track to see if anything with four doors can ...

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    VIDEO: Bob Lutz prepares for V-Series Challenge at Monticello

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    The pieces are now in place for the V-Series Challenge set to take place at the Monticello Motor Club on October 29. Behind the wheel of a Cadillac CTS-V, Bob Lutz will take on the competition in a ...

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    CTS-V Challenge opened up to any would-be Caddy killers

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    May the best car win. So says General Motors' Bob Lutz, and he's willing to put his Pilotis where his mouth is... so to speak. On a conference call last month, Maximum Bob challenged any journalist to a duel with the Cadillac ...

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    Lutz's resume includes reviving BMW with "Ultimate Driving Machine" tagline?

    Bob Lutz. His name alone is enough spark heated discussions amongst us four-wheel loving types. But aside from being "Maximum" and getting GM to construct the Lutz 'Ring and using little more than personal chutzpah to push projects like GM's ill-fated Kappa platform through the General's special ...

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    VIDEO: A lap of the Milford Road Course in the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport

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    Here at Autoblog we've been fortunate enough to have two separate opportunities to drive what is officially known as the Milford Road Course. Informally, the facility is better known as the Lutz-ring. Early this ...

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    Lutz confirms Cadillac CTS-V coupe is coming, sport wagon... doubtful

    Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    During a Web-chat held on General Motors' FastLane blog, GM's former product head and newly appointed Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz, sat down with the unwashed throngs to take questions and a deliver a few tender morsels to the ...

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    Limited cash to keep GM from green-lighting Cadillac Converj?

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    General Motors' increasingly empty coffers could consign the Cadillac Converj show car to 'concept only' status. The Detroit Auto Show coupe has been the subject of production rumors since before it rolled onto the stage in Cobo ...

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    VIDEO: Bob Lutz on the Colbert Report

    Click above to watch the video Apple pie, baseball and Bob Lutz. It doesn't get much more American than that. So why did it take this long for Maximum Bob to appear on the Colbert Report, the most Lincolnishly patriotic show on television? Well the GM vice-chairman pulled up onto the set for last ...

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    Lutz: '09 Pontiac G8 GT gets optional Tremec 6-speed stick

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Pontiac G8 GTCarDomain recently sat for lunch with GM car czar Bob Lutz, and one of the topics that came up was the ever-vanishing manual transmission. Lutz explained that modern automatics are no longer the less efficient option by default, and with ...

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    New York 2008: 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe live reveal [w/VIDEO]

    Click above for high-res live shots of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice CoupeA self-effacing and impeccably dressed Bob Lutz took shots at the old Pontiac during the live reveal of the 2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe. Busting on the arrowhead's former taste for cladding and Iron Dukes in the "excitement" ...

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    The US according to Lutz: ethanol, yes, diesels, not so much

    In the fuel economy and future tech debate, the hybrid vs. diesel vs. hydrogen fuel cells vs. smaller cars and smaller engines always provokes a fair bit of discussion among Autoblog commentators. At this point, no one yet knows what's going to win since nobody knows how the volatile mix of ...

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    Want a Volt in 2010? Then take $40,000 to your nearest Chevy dealer

    click above for more high-res images of the Chevy Volt ConceptWired magazine got in the queue for some face time with Bob Lutz at the Detroit Auto Show, and came back with a quote that's raised a few brows. When asked what the target market for the car would be, Lutz said "I don't know. You'd like ...

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    Micro to become macro? GM looking at competing with the Nano

    Click image for a gallery of the GM China Chevrolet SparkIf everyone else is going to build cars like Tata's headline-grabbing Nano, GM's going to pile on, too. The Lutz cites GM's part-ownership stake in Wuling Motors, a Chinese manufacturer of sub-$3,000 utility vehicles as a possible source of a ...

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    Due to CAFE, Lutz declares RWD Impala and Monaro dead

    It's finally (semi) official: RWD cars like a new Pontiac GTO (and Holden Monaro) and Impala are "gone for now." Bob Lutz has been making noises about it for a while, and every announcement gets more and more certain that the front wheels will be pulling more GM cars. Just a month ago, Lutz told ...

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    Says Rick Wagoner: Volt might come in 2010... or it might not

    Bob Lutz has staked a fair amount of his and GM's reputation on the Volt. Even though he has said since the beginning that the Volt needs battery technology that isn't ready for the mass market yet, he also said that the Volt would go on sale by the end of 2010.Rick Wagoner, though, in a 50-minute ...

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    Lutz not leaving the building: GM head has no plans to retire in 2010

    In an interview with WunderBob Lutz, the Associated Press reported that "he wants to retire from General Motors Corp. after the company brings a plug-in electric car to market, possibly sometime in 2010." After what must have been enough phone calls and e-mails to bust a switchboard, Lutz has ...

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    Keeping the Enclave on boil - GM keeps a lid on production

    click above image to see more of the increasingly exclusive Buick EnclaveGeneral Motors has a hit on its hands with the big, beautiful Enclave CUV. People all over the country are trying to get their hands on Buick's luxurious iteration of the Lambda Ute. Rather than follow the time-dishonored ...

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    El Camino may return, but it won't be a Chevy!

    Holden just released a new version of its Australian Ute, and it's been rumored that the VE Trucklet will be US-bound. There's no doubt that GM is taking a look at the possibility of reintroducing the El Camino's ethos to American consumers, and fans of past El Caminos (and Sprints and Caballeros) ...

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    More from Lutz: Maximum Bob pays his blogging dues

    Whenever we add another blogger to the Autoblog team, I always warn him or her to grow a thicker skin. Part of blogging is exposing your words to a wide audience and having the fortitude to weather whatever is said in the comments. Blogging is all about that interactive relationship the comments ...


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