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Bob Lutz introduces VL Automotive to the world

Former GM vice chairman and one of the fathers of the Chevrolet Volt, Bob Lutz announced VL Automotive at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Lutz and his partner Gilbert Villarreal have arranged to purchase rolling chassis from Fisker Automotive and ship them to Auburn Hills, MI. In place of the extended range electric powertrain used in the Fisker Karma, VL will install supercharged LS9 V8 engines from the Corvette ZR1.


 


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Tour of Bob Lutz's Garage - Autoline After Hours 158
How do you find the proper title for a man like Bob Lutz? In the end, there's really only one choice: Automotive Icon. He's been everywhere from BMW to Ford to GM to Lotus, and he hasn't quit yet. This week, he gives Autoline After Hours the unique honor to visit his farm where we'll get to tour his extensive collection of automobiles and motorcycles. For the man who could own just about anything, what does he choose to keep in his garage? We'll find out. But, we won't let him go without asking what he thinks of the state of GM now that he's no longer the much-vaunted vice chairman. And, is Lotus going to survive? On hand to do the hard work of hanging out with the ultimate car guy is John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist.





Bob Lutz on VL Automotive Destino
VL Automotive is a company co-founded by Bob Lutz, and its first car, the Destino is a Fisker Karma with a heart transplant. But the donor's good: it's a Corvette LS9 V8... Watch as Lutz explains his project





Bob Lutz's "Icons and Idiots" - Autoline After Hours 205
If it exists in the automotive world, he's got an opinion on it. And, he won't be afraid to tell you what he really thinks. The man of the hour is the cigar-chomping, helicopter flying, car guy's car guy Bob Lutz. He's just recently been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame and has authored a new book, "Icons and Idiots." We'll be picking his brain about the state of the automotive industry with no particular agenda in mind, but make no mistake, this will be a wide-ranging, engaging discussion with the man who couldn't mince a word if he wanted to. Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Csaba Csere from the Valvefloat Group. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv





Bob Lutz Inside the MotoMan Studio @ The Petersen Automotive Museum
In this LIVE informal interview, MotoMan discusses the personal and professional milestones that drove Bob Lutz from a car kid in Switzerland to impacting the iconic BMW 3 series to inventing Dodge Viper and becoming the Vice Chairman of General Motors. MotoMan. Ordinary Car Guy. Extraordinary Adventures EVERY WEEK, Mean Gene & MotoMan bring you a new episode of their extraordinary adventures in the car world. Sure, MotoMan drives the latest cars to blue chip classics but that's just the beginning: He experiences bucket list car guy adventures like going behind the scenes to build manufacturer show cars to driving military prototype vehicles. Back at the studio, Mean Gene takes apart the newly introduced cars and provides his unique technical perspective. Subscribe now to experience our adventures in the car world. http://goo.gl/GjIHuZ Check out our Bob Lutz playlist: http://goo.gl/Jt1GSV Check out MotoMan's Playlist: http://goo.gl/79fTTj Come visit us at our home, The Petersen Automotive Museum on Museum Row in Los Angeles, California, where each month, MotoMan has an informal discussion with the key people shaping the car industry in front of a live studio & Internet streamed audience. Connect with us via Facebook & Twitter for a full schedule: Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MotoManTV Twitter - http://twitter.com/MotoManTV Website - http://www.MotoMan.TV Petersen: http://www.petersen.org





2012 Fisker Karma - Jay Leno's Garage
2012 Fisker Karma. Jay gets the inside story of the new extended range electric Fisker, from the man who designed it, Henrik Fisker. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 2012 Fisker Karma - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/7SeaIDDJEdM Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage





Bob Lutz talks about Dodge Viper
Chrysler executive Bob Lutz is interviewed about the Dodge Viper right after its debut in 1991.





2013 Chevy Malibu, The Bob Lutz Car Collection & a discussion on American Business
2013 Chevy Malibu, The Bob Lutz Car Collection & a discussion on American Business. MotoMan drives the 2013 Chevy Malibu to visit Bob Lutz at his own garage. They do what car guys do best, talk new cars, classic cars and with the release of Bob's new book, 'Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business' they discuss the history of the car industry over the past 50 years and the state of American Business today . . . MotoMan. Ordinary Car Guy. Extraordinary Adventures http://www.youtube.com/motomantv Subscribe now to experience our adventures in the car world. http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motomantv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MotoManTV Twitter - http://twitter.com/MotoManTV Website - http://www.MotoMan.TV





Fisker Karma with Corvette Motor. Destino V8
Now upon first glance you might think to yourself that you are looking at a Fisker Karma, and you would be right except, you would also be wrong. This is actually what would happen if you were to take the electric power train out of a Fisker Karma and put a 600 plus horsepower LS9 from a Chevrolet Corvette in,Re-shape it a little bit and ta-da ,,,you have a Destino. This was another sight to be seen this year the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan.





Lutz Do a Show - Autoline After Hours 85
What a way to kick off the new year. If there was ever an Autoline After Hours you wanted--nay--needed to catch, this one is it. That's because our guest is the one, the original, the top gun of automotive executives, Bob Lutz! This man has never been one to mince words, but now he's ready to take on American business practices, so watch out. We'll be discussing his new book, his storied history in the auto industry and so much more. Get ready for one very good conversation. John McElroy is joined in studio by the incomparable AutoExtremist, Peter De Lorenzo.





VL Automotive ZR1 LS9 powered Fisker Karma Destino Live at the Detroit Auto Show 2013 - Motor
horsepower, 0-60 times, and MSRP available at http://www.MotorGLITCH.com Song credits - Bedlam Emotion: Blood Red Curtain - Available via Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/music/artist?id=Amb3npmnst7gliot5odppnbqdzu Every update is posted on Facebook. Stay current and Like our page! http://www.facebook.com/Motorglitch





Chevy Volt Sub-Zero Start and Drive
Does an electric car even work when it is -12f? Sure! Also a tour of remote start, key fob remote range, and navigation system. Road-tripping in a Volt: http://youtu.be/Fdua40hYdpk





Elon Musk: How I'm Guaranteeing Tesla Model S Car
April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Co-Founder Elon Musk discusses the financing of the Tesla Model S. He speaks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg) -- For more "Bloomberg West" videos: http://bloom.bg/LIZpfr -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg





Fisker Karma: An Owner's Review
I received my Karma in December 2011, and after putting 2200 miles on the car I decided to do this very complete and comprehensive review of the car. I apologize for the length of this review, but this is actually the short version. I had a lot to talk about, and this was the shortest I could edit it down while retaining most of the important stuff.





1969 Camaro With Two 427 V-8 Motors Under The Hood "Z/16"
A 1969 Camaro with twin 427 V-8 Motors under the hood....Z-16 is what they call it...I call it crazy...but very cool....You would expect that you would be able to spot a extra 427 from a mile away...but you would never know with the hood closed...They will build them right hand drive if that is what you need...very cool...Check it out!!!...Make sure to follow me so that you don't miss any of the other crazy cars I found at this show!! My apparel provided by: http://www.etmotorgear.com Check them out!!





AMS Alpha 12 GT-R: Breaking Down a 10 Second 1/4 Mile - Ignition Episode 51
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago flogs the 1000+ horsepower AMS Alpha 12 GT-R up and down the runway in pursuit of a sub-10 second quarter mile. Putting that much power to the pavement is no easy task, so Martin Musial of AMS helps break down the challenges they faced in raising the Nissan's already high level of performance to a whole new level. Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com





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