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Alexandru Boghiu

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The Americans had Mustangs and Corvettes. The Italians had Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Romanians? We had the mighty Dacia, which some people tried to modify and tune, with varying results.

As a kid, Alexandru remembers being driven around the block in a red Dacia 1310 by his personal driver (his uncle) any time he would visit. When he was around eight years young, Alexandru got the chance to ride shotgun in a neighbor’s Daewoo Matiz (basically a box of matches on wheels, still red), which made him feel like a million dollars.

The coup de grâce was seeing a Lamborghini Murcielago in all its yellow opulence parked outside of a café. He was hooked forever.
Museum-Worthy 1939 Packard Twelve Series 1707 Convertible Victoria Is Up for Grabs
Museum-Worthy 1939 Packard Twelve Series 1707 Convertible Victoria Is Up for Grabs

17 Sep 2022, 08:14 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / This 30s-era convertible is part of Packard Twelve’s 17 series, of which only 446 were built. As such, it packs a 473.3 ci V12 engine that’s factory rated at 175 hp (177 ps), paired with a three-speed manual transmission, and is “...

 
This "Violent Fast" Chevelle SS Restomod Is a Beautiful 650 HP Beast
This "Violent Fast" Chevelle SS Restomod Is a Beautiful 650 HP Beast

16 Sep 2022, 17:26 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / During his senior year in high school, Kyle wanted a muscle car, so he and his grandpa went looking for one. After buying this hard-to-find Chevelle, Kyle (who was then 18 years old) used the $1000 his grandpa gave him to put disc brakes on the car...

 
Pagani Unveils Its Latest Hypercar, Utopia
Pagani Unveils Its Latest Hypercar, Utopia

13 Sep 2022, 00:18 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / As Leonardo da Vinci put it, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” The High Renaissance polymath has always been a crucial figure for Pagani. Three critical aspects were coming up again and again in Horacio Pagani’s dis...

 
Ferrari SF90 Versus 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R, One Picked the Wrong Fight
Ferrari SF90 Versus 1,000 HP Nissan GT-R, One Picked the Wrong Fight

10 Sep 2022, 14:52 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / This is not the first time an enthusiastic Nissan GT-R takes on a Ferrari SF90, hoping to get away with it. But you could say the Nissan is punching above its weight class this time around. In the navy blue “corner” we have Godzilla,...

 
Messed Up Mercedes S600 V12 Gets First Wash and Polish in 8 Years, Looks Spectacular
Messed Up Mercedes S600 V12 Gets First Wash and Polish in 8 Years, Looks Spectacular

10 Sep 2022, 12:17 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / As the flagship vehicle series for Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class was officially introduced in 1972 with the W116. Formerly known as “Sonderklasse” (German for “special class”), six generations have been produced to date. Ini...

 
This Custom Ford Model T Was America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1964, Can Now Be Yours
This Custom Ford Model T Was America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1964, Can Now Be Yours

9 Sep 2022, 16:05 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / This is not your run of the mill Ford Model T. It’s a custom, but not just any custom. Our horseless carriage here is dubbed “King T,” and was built by Don Tognotti and Gene Winfield between 1962 and 1964. Winfield is one...

 
You Can Now Tell Elon Musk Where You Want the Next Tesla Supercharger to Be – Here's How
You Can Now Tell Elon Musk Where You Want the Next Tesla Supercharger to Be – Here's How

9 Sep 2022, 11:26 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Just over a month ago, during the 2022 Annual Tesla Shareholder Meeting (aka the Cyber Roundup), Elon Musk promised “some cool stuff happening on the supercharging front.” The company deploys Superchargers wherever there’s the ...

 
Nissan Z Goes Toe to Toe With the Nissan 370Z NISMO
Nissan Z Goes Toe to Toe With the Nissan 370Z NISMO

4 Sep 2022, 18:49 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / We’ve seen how the Nissan Z does in a straight-line duel against American muscle. But this time, it goes against its brethren. The NISMO 370Z has 18 more horses than the normal 370Z, totaling 350 HP (355 PS), along with 374 Nm (276 lb-ft) ...

 
A 1981 Yamaha SR500 Untouched for 41 Years, in Its Original Package, Is Up for Grabs
A 1981 Yamaha SR500 Untouched for 41 Years, in Its Original Package, Is Up for Grabs

4 Sep 2022, 15:39 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / A 1981 Yamaha SR500, untouched in its factory crate, has made its way to Bring a Trailer, original tags and everything. It has never seen the light of day, never touched the pavement, as the plastic cover has never been unwrapped. The bike has ...

 
This Is a One Out of Three Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Worth Millions, and It Just Crashed
This Is a One Out of Three Pagani Zonda HP Barchetta Worth Millions, and It Just Crashed

3 Sep 2022, 17:29 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / If you haven’t heard about the Supercar Owners Circle, they’re “a luxury service delivering unique supercar experiences to the world’s most discerning car collectors,” according to their Facebook page. This weekend the...

 
Limited Edition Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Unveiled
Limited Edition Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini Unveiled

3 Sep 2022, 01:42 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Back in 2020, Made in Italy ambassadors Ducati and Lamborghini teamed up to create the Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini bike, inspired by the Lamborghini Sián. Powered by the 1262 cc Ducati Testastretta DVT putting out 162 hp (164 PS) at 9,500...

 
First Rivian R1S Sneaks Onto Online Bidding Site
First Rivian R1S Sneaks Onto Online Bidding Site

2 Sep 2022, 18:39 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / The R1S starts at $78,000 on the Rivian website, and ordering one now would put you in a queue for a 2023 or even 2024 delivery, according to a rivianforums thread. It’s probably not fun waiting that long, and if you want to get one faster, t...

 
Tom Cruise's 1984 Nissan 300ZX Race Car Is Up for Grabs
Tom Cruise's 1984 Nissan 300ZX Race Car Is Up for Grabs

31 Aug 2022, 12:06 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Tom Cruise is one of the world’s highest-grossing box office stars of all time. Hollywood economist Edward Jay Epstein described him as "one of the most powerful forces in Hollywood." Besides his work as an A-list actor and produ...

 
Tesla Model Y Crashes for No Apparent Reason, Breaks Wall Lining in a Tunnel
Tesla Model Y Crashes for No Apparent Reason, Breaks Wall Lining in a Tunnel

30 Aug 2022, 21:14 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / No product is ever perfect. But when you end up putting people’s lives in danger, you know you have a real problem on your hands. While Elon Musk hopes that Tesla’s self-driving will be fixed and ready for a broad US release by the e...

 
Opel Was Founded 160 Years Ago…With Sewing Machines
Opel Was Founded 160 Years Ago…With Sewing Machines

30 Aug 2022, 03:10 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / What started as a sewing machine business evolved into the world's largest bicycle manufacturer, to then go on as an automotive pioneer. In August 1862, 25-year-old Adam Opel set up a modest workshop in his parents' house to begin his ...

 
Limited Edition Fisker Ocean ONE Auctioned for $170,000 in Less Than Five Minutes
Limited Edition Fisker Ocean ONE Auctioned for $170,000 in Less Than Five Minutes

29 Aug 2022, 15:50 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Having designed cars driven by James Bond, motorcycles, and even superyachts, legendary designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker is one visionary figure. A limited edition of his latest creation, the Fisker Ocean ONE, was auctioned by the Milken Ins...

 
Nissan Z Takes On a Mustang GT and a Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Nissan Z Takes On a Mustang GT and a Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

28 Aug 2022, 17:07 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Harnessing “the most powerful engine ever in a Nissan Z,” a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that puts out 400 HP (406 PS) and 475 Nm (350 lb-ft), the 2023 successor of the 240Z is no slouch. It is, however, built more for daily driving than the...

 
Solar Panels Across Canals: California Pilot Project Could Power Millions of Homes
Solar Panels Across Canals: California Pilot Project Could Power Millions of Homes

28 Aug 2022, 13:10 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / The fall of 2022 brings along a first-of-its-kind project in the US. Turlock Irrigation District (TID) teamed up with the California Department of Water Resources, University of California Merced, and water and energy project developer Solar AquaGr...

 
Princess Diana's Black 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 Sold at Auction for Over $850,000
Princess Diana's Black 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 Sold at Auction for Over $850,000

27 Aug 2022, 20:16 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Who said it was easy being royalty? Because of her status and duties, Diana was expected to make regular public appearances, especially at schools and hospitals. She was, however, “finding it very difficult to cope with the pressures of being...

 
Rivian Is Finally Delivering the R1S SUV to Customers
Rivian Is Finally Delivering the R1S SUV to Customers

27 Aug 2022, 15:24 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / It’s not easy navigating today’s market, even when you’re backed by Amazon. With unforgiving chip shortages affecting pretty much every industry and company out there, EV maker Rivian was no exception. But it seems there’s l...

 

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