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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.
Up Close With Ken Block's Audi S1 Hoonitron, It Has a Signature Button
Up Close With Ken Block's Audi S1 Hoonitron, It Has a Signature Button

26 Aug 2022, 21:47 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / It seems like everywhere you look lately, there’s a good chance you’ll see four rings. Audi’s four rings, to be exact. The carmaker is making big moves. After bringing its futuristic sphere concepts at Pebble Beach and breaking th...

 
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Sets New 24 Hour Pre-order Record in South Korea
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Sets New 24 Hour Pre-order Record in South Korea

26 Aug 2022, 16:08 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / On its first day of pre-sales in South Korea, Hyundai received 37,446 pre-orders for the upcoming Ioniq 6, beating the previous record of 23,760 for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 back in February 2021. Getting overwhelmed with orders is a good problem to ...

 
Fasten Your Seatbelts, Audi Enters Formula 1
Fasten Your Seatbelts, Audi Enters Formula 1

26 Aug 2022, 10:13 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Given the Formula 1 objective to reach net zero by 2030, it was only fair that a brand like Audi (which is also committed to transitioning towards a more sustainable future) would join sooner or later. With new power regulations just announced, the...

 
Mercedes-Benz Kicks Off Production for the New EQS SUV at Its Tuscaloosa Plant
Mercedes-Benz Kicks Off Production for the New EQS SUV at Its Tuscaloosa Plant

26 Aug 2022, 05:30 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / “Emotion and intelligence” are two of the brand values that Mercedes-Benz EQ adheres to. With its new electric models, the Stuttgart automaker aims to combine modern design and daily usability with top safety features while keeping the ...

 
DeLorean Brings Out New Alpha5 Plasmatail and Omega Concepts at Pebble Beach
DeLorean Brings Out New Alpha5 Plasmatail and Omega Concepts at Pebble Beach

21 Aug 2022, 18:25 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Decades after the original DeLorean became one of the most popular cars in the world thanks to the “Back to the Future” movies, the Alpha5 is here as a reimagining of the classic automotive icon. What you probably didn’t know is t...

 
Aston Martin DB5 Hood Gets Second Life, Turns Into Wristwatch Dials
Aston Martin DB5 Hood Gets Second Life, Turns Into Wristwatch Dials

21 Aug 2022, 11:47 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Ever wanted an Aston Martin DB5 but didn’t have the money to buy one? Considering the average price is around $600,000 and can reach millions (Sean Connery’s was recently sold at auction for $2.4 million), DB5s aren’t particularly...

 
All Three Audi Sphere Concepts in Flesh and Bones at Pebble Beach, Possible Future S8
All Three Audi Sphere Concepts in Flesh and Bones at Pebble Beach, Possible Future S8

20 Aug 2022, 18:00 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Well, it’s more like glass and metal, but you get the point. Folks, with these spaceship-looking cars of the future, we’re officially into Jetsons territory here. These Audi concepts are out of this world, giving us a glimpse of what&rs...

 
Maserati MC20 Cielo Brings Its Retractable Smart Glass Roof to the US
Maserati MC20 Cielo Brings Its Retractable Smart Glass Roof to the US

20 Aug 2022, 13:13 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Electrochromic (smart glass) sunroofs aren’t really new, but you don’t see one that’s also retractable every day. In fact, you’ve probably never seen one, as Maserati has just premiered the feature for the convertible segmen...

 
Lamborghini Unleashes the Urus Performante, New Rally Mode for Dirt Tracks Included
Lamborghini Unleashes the Urus Performante, New Rally Mode for Dirt Tracks Included

20 Aug 2022, 00:22 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Having recently set a new Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Road record for production SUVs, Lamborghini isn’t playing around with the Urus Performante. Whether it be street, track, or dirt, the first new member of the Urus family takes the...

 
The Audi Activesphere Concept Is the Fourth Model in Audi's Family of "Sphere" Cars
The Audi Activesphere Concept Is the Fourth Model in Audi's Family of "Sphere" Cars

19 Aug 2022, 18:06 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Audi’s version of the future is one of “progressive luxury,” where a car’s interior becomes a third living space besides home and work. With its “sphere” concept cars, the brand aims to turn your everyday automob...

 
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Finally Makes Global Debut
Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Finally Makes Global Debut

19 Aug 2022, 01:32 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Hennessey is finally dropping the top off the Venom F5. After teasing the Venom F5 Roadster and pushing back the initial August 9th reveal date, it’s finally time for the world to see Hennessey’s newest creation in all its beauty. The c...

 
Prince of Qatar Flaunts $6 Million Bugatti Divo, Causes Mayhem in Monaco
Prince of Qatar Flaunts $6 Million Bugatti Divo, Causes Mayhem in Monaco

16 Aug 2022, 14:31 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / We got word through the grapevine that the Prince of Qatar was spotted casually driving his $6 million Bugatti Divo through Monaco. Well, it was actually a YouTube video posted by ExoticCarspotters. Even though it’s the second-smallest sov...

 
Aston Martin DBR22 Is the Newest Addition to the Brand's Racing Bloodline
Aston Martin DBR22 Is the Newest Addition to the Brand's Racing Bloodline

15 Aug 2022, 16:44 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Aston Martin’s ultra-luxury Q division, the British carmaker picked this year’s Monterey Car Week event to unveil the DBR22, their newest coach-built design concept. The two-seater draws inspiration ...

 
Volkswagen ID.3 Owner Compares It to a Tesla Model 3 Performance
Volkswagen ID.3 Owner Compares It to a Tesla Model 3 Performance

14 Aug 2022, 22:51 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Is a Tesla Model 3 Performance better than a Volkswagen ID.3? Here’s content creator Alex Gillon’s first impression of the Model 3 Performance, compared to the ID.3 he’s owned for a year and a half. While far from an in-depth revi...

 
DeLorean DMC-12 Catching Up With the Times, Keeps Classic Body, Goes All-Electric
DeLorean DMC-12 Catching Up With the Times, Keeps Classic Body, Goes All-Electric

14 Aug 2022, 15:01 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / While the “Back to the Future” movies helped propel DeLorean’s DMC-12 into timeless classic territory, the car – which was DeLorean Motor Company’s “only child” – was poorly built. With only 130 hp (1...

 
Former F1 Driver David Coulthard Takes Son for a Ride in His Valkyrie
Former F1 Driver David Coulthard Takes Son for a Ride in His Valkyrie

13 Aug 2022, 17:45 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Made entirely out of carbon fiber and without a single steel component in its whole structure, the Valkyrie is an otherworldly piece of engineering. Its 6.5 L naturally aspirated V12 engine (developed with Cosworth) works in tandem with an electric...

 
This Hobbs & Shaw '35 Ford Trophy Truck Is Straight Out of a Movie
This Hobbs & Shaw '35 Ford Trophy Truck Is Straight Out of a Movie

13 Aug 2022, 14:00 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Who needs the laws of physics when you can pull a helicopter with a small truck on its two front wheels and nitrous oxide? I don’t know how you feel about the Fast and Furious franchise, but the Hobbs & Shaw spin-off had a $760 million ...

 
Audi Brings All Three Sphere Concept Cars to Monterey Car Week
Audi Brings All Three Sphere Concept Cars to Monterey Car Week

13 Aug 2022, 02:31 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Premium electric mobility at its finest is the name of the game. California’s most anticipated automotive event of the year will have Audi bring about its vision for the future of mobility, as seen through the windshields of its “sphere...

 
Bentley Bentayga EWB Gets Hand-Craftsmanship Sign-Off, Start of Production Draws Closer
Bentley Bentayga EWB Gets Hand-Craftsmanship Sign-Off, Start of Production Draws Closer

12 Aug 2022, 21:15 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / Bentley’s new flagship is now closer to production, thanks to the sign-off required for the new hand-craftsmanship processes. The company will offer customers “the most individual Bentayga ever,” providing 24 billion cabin trim co...

 
Your Lamborghini Smartphone Case Was Destined To Be Seat Upholstery
Your Lamborghini Smartphone Case Was Destined To Be Seat Upholstery

12 Aug 2022, 16:17 UTC · By: Alexandru Boghiu / “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Not a bad rule to live by, especially in this day and age, when the environment seems to be all messed up and getting worse. That’s also the message you’ll see on some leather Lamborghini accessorie...

 

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