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 good engineering becoming the standard, for a car to succeed, it has to be exceptional. Design has become vitally important as a distinguishing factor. Good design is like pornography - hard to define, but you know it when you see it."
That might sound like Lutz just wants to play with the shiny toys, but his 48-year CV is as much humble as halo. He might have been responsible for the Dodge Viper, but he also had a huge hand in the creation of the Chevy Volt (the Vauxhall Ampera). Which makes him even more intriguing. Ah, yes. The Volt.
"Willow Run Tower, this is Albatros requesting clearance, over."