A jet flight with GM's ex-chief, Bob Lutz
Top Gear's mag boss is taken for a spin by a true captain of the industry...
Posted: 19 Dec 2011
With that, Lutz starts to reel off pre-landing checks with the same calm reassurance that had started the process, and I pause in my intense investigation of a plastic bag just long enough to note: "Landing gear down and engaged..."
The landing itself is so gentle it's barely perceptible. We roll up to the hangar and debrief. A debrief which consists of a gently delivered: "Charles, the accuracy of your puking is greatly appreciated."
With that, the flight is over. I feel like a nice lie down, but Bob's day is only just getting started. So what does that afternoon hold? A gentle walk, a quiet snooze?
"No, I've got a good friend of mine coming round, and I'm going to take my new BMW HP2 Sport out."