We're going to make a prediction right here and now: Bob Lutz's
appearance on Dave Letterman tonight will result in at least two choice quotes. Granted, we're not exactly going out on a limb here, since the stage has been so perfectly set for a great bit of drama. Step one, Letterman loves Elon Musk
and tears the Volt a new one
on national TV; step two, Bob Lutz and the rest of GM get a bit peeved
; step three happens tonight. With all of this backstory and Lutz's
history of picking the perfect phrase to get our attention ("crock of s**t
," anyone?), how can Lutz's seven minutes or whatever not give us something head-smackingly good?
While we wait for the big appearance, the Detroit Free Press
has put together a top ten list of things that Letterman should know about the Volt. Some are good ("Jay Leno
wants one.") and some are not exactly Volt-specific ("Danica Patrick will look great in one."), but they all point to the excitement in Detroit about Lutz's latest turn in the spotlight.