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"Maximum" Bob Lutz Returns To GM As Advisor


2007 Saturn Sky Red Line Bob Lutz

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General Motors has announced that Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman, will return to GM as a consultant. Lutz will be available to executives and senior leadership on a part-time basis, effective immediately.

Lutz has a lengthy history in the automotive industry, including time at GM (from 1963 through 1971, and again from 2001 to 2010), BMW, Ford, Chrysler and industry supplier Exide. He’s contributed to the development of the Dodge Viper and Chrysler’s LH series cars, the Ford Explorer and the reborn Pontiac GTO (really a badge-engineered Holden Monaro). Lutz has also been behind the development of more recent efforts, including the Saturn Sky/Pontiac Solstice, the Cadillac CTS, the new Camaro and the restyled 2010 Cadillac SRX.

Though most associated with performance cars, Lutz also backed the development of fuel-efficient cars, including the extended-range EV Chevrolet Volt, telling Newsweek in 2008 that, “the electrification of the automobile is inevitable.”

Although Lutz retired from GM in 2010, he has been providing informal consulting services to the automaker since. GM’s announcement doesn’t change much, but it does establish a more formal relationship between the two parties.

[General Motors]
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Comments (6)
  1. I cannot believe BL, great auto guy but from one autoczar-72 GM Corp versus BL-80 I need this assignment better than BL.
    What is the reported consultancy fee!!!!!
    BL does not need the dinero-just transfer to my Swiss account
     
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  2. @William, GM's press release didn't list his fee, but just for comparison GM paid Fritz Henderson $2,954.50 per hour as a "consultant" back in early 2010. Do you think Bob Lutz would work for less?
     
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  3. It seems that the automotive press is in love with Bob Lutz... but he was one of the problems at GM .. and now he's back.... so let's watch GM go into the toilet again!
     
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  4. GM should pay their executives less and spend more on Research, development etc I doubt they will do that since it is not in the genes of CEO. God how much $$$ a person needs to live a good life? 100 millions? It is the arrogance of these CEO in US that many buy Japanese. Korean cars.
     
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  5. Bob "The Klutz" Lutz, the Silver Albatross, is a sign of doom for GM once more, as he was for Exide Battery, Chrysler ("the Viper") and Ford.
     
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  6. William Roxburgh-Mcconnell has taken a bitter pill.Sound pathetic at his age to express his need for $$$$$$.At his age he is done.
     
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