GM's "Maximum" Bob Lutz opened up his maximum mouth this evening to tweak the rest of the luxury performance sedan universe in response to Jaguar dropping out of the Jalopnik Vs. GM "CTS-V Challenge" race set for Thursday.
As always, it's filled with maximum hyperbole. What more should we expect — his product's making the rest of the luxury sedan landscape look like a bunch of also-rans. The breathless Josh Oliver from The GM Source asked him what his reaction was to Jaguar's early pull-out. Here's the response from Bob:
I think it means that the European high-performance sedans are excellent, even superb cars, but quite possibly not ready for racing laps right out of the show-room. The CTS-V is not only quicker, but will, in totally untweaked, stock form, run hot laps at any race track until it runs out of fuel. Transmission oil and diff oil temps are stable, engine oil temp doesn't go up, brakes get a bit more pedal travel, but don't fade. The street tires get a tad greasy, but handling and control remain excellent. "May the best car win"! (It wins automatically if the competitors won't show up!)
He's right. He's already gotten the best of Mercedes, Jaguar and Audi. We've yet to hear from BMW or Porsche — so please, feel free to e-mail me below if you're interested in, you know, standing up for your honor.