Breakin' 2: Electric Babalu: Lutz on the Chevy Volt

We're not quite sure what to think of Bob Lutz anymore. He refers to fires as "thermal events." Which is somewhat akin to calling a .50 cal machine-gun round to the dome "an incident of cranial failure under high-impact stress." He puts the Chevy Volt in the same league as the Dodge Viper in terms of vehicles he's been involved with, and then goes on to say he overrode the engineers for some reason we don't entirely understand. Over the last couple of years, we feel like Maximum Bob has gotten more and more out there, and not in a George Barris-circa-1967 good way. Seriously, we think Lutz has taken David Byrne's advice a little too literally and just stopped making sense.

Q&A: Bob Lutz Charges Up on the Volt Electric Car [ForbesAutos]

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