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Alex Vasile

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Alex’s childhood dream was to fight Bruce Lee and win. Being unable to throw a punch, he decided to go to college. After finding out a little too late that economics was not really his thing, Alex decided to write about cars for a living. It might not be as exciting as being an accountant, but it’s quite a thrilling job. When he’s not writing for autoevolution.com, Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, dynamite fishing and playing his banjo.



Favorite quote:  "Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations" - P. J. O'Rourke

Stanford University Presents Audi Driverless Rally Car
Stanford University Presents Audi Driverless Rally Car

Future cars seem to have one thing in common, which is sort of bad news for any car enthusiast. They will not need a driver. And we just got one step closer, as a group of researchers from the Stanford University are collaborating with Volkswagen t...

 
Prior Offers New M6 Wide Body Kit
Prior Offers New M6 Wide Body Kit

If you think your BMW M6 is getting old, maybe you might consider a complete makeover from one of the international tuners. German tuner Prior Design has launched a new body kit for the BMW M6, called PR550. The Prior BMW M6 features a 80 mm wi...

 
ASI Launches Green Branch for Eco-Tuning
ASI Launches Green Branch for Eco-Tuning

Japanese tuner ASI announced the creation of a new division called ASI Green. The new sub-brand will develop, just as you might imagine, tuning packages for eco-cars, like the Toyota Prius. This is great news, especially for all public personalitie...

 
SLR Red and Yellow Edition by Hamann
SLR Red and Yellow Edition by Hamann

Last year Hamman introduced a reworked Mercedes McLaren SLR supercar as the black and white Vulcano Edition. This year, Hamann decided to throw back on the market some new photos with the new red and yellow Vulcano units. Unfortunately, there were ...

 
UK P1 Supercar Club Rises Again
UK P1 Supercar Club Rises Again

The P1 supercar hire club is back on its feet, after a rough couple of months due to the recession during which P1 ran into financial difficulties. The club was struggling to repay asset finance repayments of 100,000 pounds a month to found its fle...

 
Honda Racing Forced to Kill NSX SuperGT
Honda Racing Forced to Kill NSX SuperGT

Another sad news from Honda, as the 2010 regulations in Japan’s SuperGT competition forces the NSX into retirement after nearly two decades of hard duty. The new rules state that competitors must switch exclusively to the use of front-engined...

 
What’s It Gonna Be, Toyota Celica or Scion tC?
What’s It Gonna Be, Toyota Celica or Scion tC?

One of this year’s jaw droppers at Tokyo Motor Show was Toyota’s FT-86 concept car. It’s true, it was named a concept car, but there is no doubt that it will foreshadow a new rear-wheel-drive coupe production car for the Japanese ...

 
Tata Motors Gets Profit Increase
Tata Motors Gets Profit Increase

Downsizing really works, as India’s auto manufacturer Tata Motors, the builder of Nano, the world’s cheapest car, reported a net profit of 7.29 billion rupees (that’s $156.5 million) in the quarter to September, from 3.47 billion ...

 
Volvo C30 and C70 Come to North America
Volvo C30 and C70 Come to North America

As sale discussions continue, Volvo is unveiling the 2011 C30 and C70 in North America, at the 39th annual South Florida International Motor Show. If real interest is shown in these cars, it might boost takeover discussions, as both parties (Ford a...

 
2 Dead in Detroit Drag-Racing Accident
2 Dead in Detroit Drag-Racing Accident

As danger is all around, especially if you’re behind a wheel or in a moving vehicle, is quite hard not to become paranoid. It often happens that people get defensive and scared, leading to strange behavior. On the other hand it’s im...

 
Kia Sorento Diesel Stars in Global Green Challenge
Kia Sorento Diesel Stars in Global Green Challenge

After introducing the cee’d model, it was clear for everybody that Kia was in for a serious makeover. So the Koreans decided to leave no vehicle untouched. Following the introduction of the new Soul and Forte models, the company presented the...

 
New Mazda RX-7 on the Drawing Board
New Mazda RX-7 on the Drawing Board

You must remember Mazda’s Furai race-car based concept car that looks absolutely staggering. At the time of launch, Mazda officials explained the design as being based on the Nagare philosophy, as Furai means “the sound of the wind&rd...

 
Ford Teams Go for Global Green Challenge
Ford Teams Go for Global Green Challenge

Important efforts are carried out by each car manufacturer in order to decrease fuel consumption. This is a rule that applies to everyone, whether they’re building small city cars or powerful highway beasts, as regulations get tighter and cli...

 
Audi Australia Recalls A3 and TT Due to Faulty DSG
Audi Australia Recalls A3 and TT Due to Faulty DSG

Even premium manufacturers make mistakes. And as to any mistake, it’s really hard to come clean and take the blame for any faulty system they might have decided to put on their cars. As people seem to remember mistakes, as no one forgot the A...

 
New Mini Commercial: Mini Driver vs Non Mini Driver
New Mini Commercial: Mini Driver vs Non Mini Driver

People at BMW have a mini obsession. Actually, a MINI obsession. Not as in tiny, but as in "British car manufacturer of great fun every day vehicles". Yes, we did say great fun because every MINI is just as fun as you’d expect it to...

 
GM Offers WiFi in Your Car
GM Offers WiFi in Your Car

Apparently studies show that backseat DVD players are just as boring as books for the youth of America. So General Motors is making an Internet router available as a dealer-installed option on some selected vehicles throughout its Buick, Cadillac, ...

 
2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Details and Photos Released
2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Details and Photos Released

Maybe the economical crisis struck the American auto industry the hardest, or maybe not. Either way, Americans still love their huge, US built, HEMI engined trucks. And Dodge Ram is one of their living legends. The new 2010 Dodge Ram was releas...

 
New 1.2 TSI Engine Available on Polo, Golf and Golf Plus
New 1.2 TSI Engine Available on Polo, Golf and Golf Plus

In the new world order, caused by low budgets, ecology and fuel consumption, downsizing is everything. Yet the cars don’t really appear to be shrinking, but actually getting bigger with every new generation. To compensate, some car manufactur...

 
Honda EV-N Concept Car Video
Honda EV-N Concept Car Video

“This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” That’s what Armstrong said when he stepped off the Eagle’s footpad and into history as the first man to set foot on the Moon. This happened in 1969, a time when...

 
SsangYong Rescue Plan Accepted by Creditors
SsangYong Rescue Plan Accepted by Creditors

The SsangYong saga is far from being over. As you know, the South Korean manufacturer had a rough year. In 2008 sales went down a staggering 34.5%. As a direct result, in December 2008 Ssangyong was unable to cover the bills, taxes and payroll, so ...

 

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