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
Obviously. The friend sends a message to me later to say that the speeds were ‘interesting' and he struggled to keep up with Lutz. As I head back to the airport, I try to process the last few intense hours. It comes down to a quite simple thing...
In this industry, the term ‘legend' is bandied around far too frequently, and has lost some of its potency as a result. With Robert Anthony Lutz, it is in danger of being an understatement. Lotus may have a massive challenge ahead of it over the coming few years, but has a much better chance of success with people
like Bob Lutz on board.
He's one hell of a guy to have as a wing man. And mainly because he's not just maximum by name - he's maximum by nature.