When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors almost two months ago, we all thought he would spend his time writing his second book, flying in his fighter jet, and, well, just being awesome. But it now looks like the legendary automotive exec could make a return. According to sources, Lutz has been in talks with Lotus about becoming an advisor to the sports car maker.
It’s no secret that Lotus’ parent company, Proton, is looking to boost sales of Lotus vehicles from 2,500 copies in 2009 to a projected 8,000 units for 2015. For Lotus to reach that sales level, it would almost certainly have to expand its lineup. As such, it looks like Lotus executives believe they can use Lutz’s vast industry experience (read: forty seven years’ worth) to achieve their goal. As for Lutz, he says he’s open to new gigs since leaving GM but, along with Lotus, declined to comment.
As Silvo from the Sopranos said:
[Source: Automotive News]
“Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.”