By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Apr 12th, 2012 @ 10:05 am
 
Former auto executive Bob Lutz is known for many things - including the development of several important vehicles like the Ford Explorer, Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Volt - and now the 80-year old has another trophy to put on his mantel: push-up champion.

Lutz recently appeared on The Colbert Report to discuss his new book and the latest happenings in the auto industry, but things really got interesting at the end of the interview. Show host Stephen Colbert challenged Lutz to a push-up contest, and he accepted.

Lutz may be getting up there in years, but Maximum Bob was a pilot in the Marines well before he started his career in the auto industry and still does 40 push-ups every morning. Colbert, although 33 years younger than Lutz, didn't stand a chance.

Lutz cranked out push-up after push-up, with the 80-year old seemingly feeding off the crowd's chants of "USA, USA, USA". Colbert was able to keep up with Lutz for the first few push-ups, but quickly hit his wall.

Hopefully Lutz will next use an arm wrestling contest to settle his differences with Lou Dobbs and Bill O'Reilly.