Bob Lutz says Wait, Wait! The Volt is more exciting than the Viper

The National Public Radio comedy news quiz show Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me! periodically takes there show on the road and this past weekend they turned up at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. They have a segment called "Not My Job" where they ask a series of questions to a special guest on topics that have absolutely nothing to do with their known areas of expertise. For the road shows they usually get someone who lives locally and since Bob Lutz is generally more entertaining to listen to than Bill Ford, the GM Vice-Chairman got the nod.

After he demonstrated without a doubt that he knows little about Glenn Gould's eccentricities, Chinese home coal miners or Thomas Pynchon, he was asked about what he thought would be the perfect car. Although Maximum Bob was involved in the creation of the Dodge Viper, he said the Chevy Volt was the most exciting car he had ever been involved with. He sang the praises of the series hybrid and declined to comment on whether it was only so that he could get more fuel for his fighter jets. If you're interested you can listen to the Lutz segment about eighteen minutes into the show.

[Source: NPR]

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