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    Thread: Lutz Swoops In, Saves Fisker From Annihilation

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      01-14-2013 11:25 AM #1
      Bob Lutz, the man behind TCL favorites such as the E30 M3, Viper, GTO, and Volt knows how to make cars that make you effing want to effing own them. Today Lutz has once again achieved the miraculous, perhaps the pinnacle of his career, by saving the struggling Fisker Karma from being brought behind the shed outside and shaken vigorously to death.

      With a stroke of genius brought forth during a strong hit on one of his favorite peyote-loaded cigars, Lutz imagined a breathtaking turnaround strategy for the struggling Fisker. In Lutz's instantly iconic words, "The problem with the Karma is that it sucks."

      Like all of Lutz's plans that have turned into hallowed legends of the automotive community, Lutz's plan for Fisker is as daring as jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. Fortunately Lutz's experience with daring leaps of faith is as good as they get, so everything should be fine.

      In a press conference held in Lutz's personal hanger full of fighter jets and sports cars, Lutz revealed the brilliance of his plan. He started by describing how he is going to remove all of the things that were supposed to be special about the Karma. Battery -- who needs one? Electric motor -- girly men like Bieber are too small a market for Lutz' plans.

      He then went on to describe the crux of his plan revolves around taking all that is good in the world and using it to power the car, namely the Chevy Small Block V8. Lutz said everything else in the world is crap and/or evil terrorists. If Lutz says it, it must be true folks! When you're telling your grandsons about how Lutz put the world in its place, remember you heard his most profound revelation right here.

      As he revealed the car to the world, all were awed as it looked the exact same as before. Shouts like "Brilliant!" and "Breath taking!" filled the air. As Lutz spoke the car's solemn name, "Dest...", one person in the audience died in shock. Lutz temporarily interrupted the press conference to resurrect the dead man, before continuing on with the new car's name, "Destino." Several more people died, and Lutz also resurrected them before finishing his speech.

      Lutz concluded the conference with the boring technical details like price, which he said is a paltry $180,000. Usually writers have to say something like "we look forward to telling you what we think after our full test of the Destino," but when another one of Lutz's cars comes along, we don't have to do that. Before even laying hands on the car, we know, on a gut level, that it is the best car the world has ever seen or will see, at least until Lutz makes another one.



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      01-14-2013 11:27 AM #2
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      01-14-2013 11:32 AM #3
      Well that was....unexpected.

      Still, it's hard to argue with stuffing an LS9 into a car this sexy.

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      01-14-2013 11:34 AM #5
      muuuuuch better nose on that thing. Much more appropriate powerrtrain for the styling as well.
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      01-14-2013 11:36 AM #6
      SBC. Is there anything it cannot fix?

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      01-14-2013 11:39 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Bob Lutz, the man behind TCL favorites such as the E30 M3, Viper, GTO, and Volt knows how to make cars that make you effing want to effing own them. Today Lutz has once again achieved the miraculous, perhaps the pinnacle of his career, by saving the struggling Fisker Karma from being brought behind the shed outside and shaken vigorously to death.
      You left off another important Lutz credit which is even more analogous to stuffing an SBC in a Karma - Cadillac CTS-V

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      01-14-2013 11:49 AM #8
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      01-14-2013 11:50 AM #9
      that body with a proper motor...i ain't even mad, bro.
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      01-14-2013 11:58 AM #10
      i... im not sure what to think.

      whos gonna pay house money for a swoopy sedan with a small block in it from a manufacturer theyve never heard of?

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      01-14-2013 12:01 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i... im not sure what to think.

      whos gonna pay house money for a swoopy sedan with a small block in it from a manufacturer theyve never heard of?
      Because Lutz says so.

      How can you call yourself a member if this forum if you are not prepared to sell a kidney to afford whatever Lutz tells you to purchase.

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      01-14-2013 12:06 PM #12
      the only lutz car id consider buying.


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      01-14-2013 12:06 PM #13
      Four-door ZR1? Yes, please.
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      01-14-2013 12:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Because Lutz says so.

      How can you call yourself a member if this forum if you are not prepared to sell a kidney to afford whatever Lutz tells you to purchase.
      He's our version of Hypno Toad.
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      01-14-2013 12:19 PM #15
      It's a MiG! It's a Volt! NO! It's.........SUPERLUTZ! The Man of Destino!
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      01-14-2013 12:22 PM #16
      In before TCL says but no manual.........

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      01-14-2013 12:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i... im not sure what to think.

      whos gonna pay house money for a swoopy sedan with a small block in it from Bob Lutz
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    18. 01-14-2013 12:26 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i... im not sure what to think.

      whos gonna pay house money for a swoopy sedan with a small block in it from a manufacturer theyve never heard of?
      When you buy a Fisker you're going to pay for a house one way or another. Either, you purchase the car… or you buy a new house when the car catches on fire in your garage and burns your old house down.

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      01-14-2013 12:29 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Because Lutz says so.

      How can you call yourself a member if this forum if you are not prepared to sell a kidney to afford whatever Lutz tells you to purchase.
      That's why we all ran out and bought the GMC XUV. Oh, wait.

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      01-14-2013 12:40 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Geechie_Suede View Post
      The man is brilliantly insane.
      Occasionally just insane:

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      That's why we all ran out and bought the GMC XUV. Oh, wait.
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      01-14-2013 12:47 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Because Lutz says so.

      How can you call yourself a member if this forum if you are not prepared to sell a kidney to afford whatever Lutz tells you to purchase.
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      01-14-2013 12:48 PM #23
      well lo-fukin-l. i thought this was the automotive equivalent of an onion article.
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      01-14-2013 12:50 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Pool Runner View Post
      In before TCL says but no manual.........
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      01-14-2013 12:53 PM #25
      Still produced and sold by Fisker I take it?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Four-door ZR1? Yes, please.
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      01-14-2013 01:16 PM #27
      Bob Lutz, fck yeah.


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      01-14-2013 01:16 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      well lo-fukin-l. i thought this was the automotive equivalent of an onion article.
      Me too
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      01-14-2013 01:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by AHFlynn View Post
      well lo-fukin-l. i thought this was the automotive equivalent of an onion article.
      Oh, but Lutz's truths are better than fiction
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      01-14-2013 01:46 PM #31
      Weird, I was talkin to my wife about Fisker last night. We were somewhat out of town and I noticed the Fisker name on a billboard for the local mega Automall type place. Sure enough, at the building between LR and Porsche was a Fisker badge. I'll have to go see this car in person.
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      01-14-2013 01:50 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
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      I was referring to the looks as much as the performance.
      Rest easy, Bart.

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      01-14-2013 01:51 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I was referring to the looks as much as the performance.
      Fair enough, though I think I might actually prefer the CTS looks to the Karma. YMMV.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Fair enough, though I think I might actually prefer the CTS looks to the Karma. YMMV.
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