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Andrei Tutu

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Personal motto:

“It is amazing how many drivers, even on the Formula One level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.” - Mario Andretti

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Having experienced his first acceleration giggles at the age of five, on the back seat of a 54 HP sedan driven by a priest, Andrei grabbed the wheel a few years later and has yet to let go of it.

Any kind of steering wheel will do, as long as it sits inside something that can go fast but doesn't necessarily require speeding to bring back those childhood memories... or create fresh ones.

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. And there's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.

Future goals? Working to see the direct connection between man, machine and the road remaining under the spotlights – this is a value that should be preserved!

Oh, and teaching his cat how to ride a bicycle, even if he has to do the pedaling, steering and balancing. No, really, that's okay, so why do you hate your human, kitty?
Twin-Turbo Viper Anti-Lag Lights Up the Fireworks, Sounds Like It Too
Twin-Turbo Viper Anti-Lag Lights Up the Fireworks, Sounds Like It Too

We don't want to give names, but there are certain performance electric cars out there whose badge includes the word "Turbo". And while going fast is their business, being covered extremely well, there's one thing that remains a...

 
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Still Has Original Prairie Bronze, Also Some Rust
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Still Has Original Prairie Bronze, Also Some Rust

Until recently, there was no direct link between muscle cars and electrification—connecting the dots didn't exactly take a ton of effort, but still, Dodge announcing a battery-powered muscle machine for 2024 has taken things one step fur...

 
Tesla Model 3 Thinks It Can Beat Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Oh Boy Is It Wrong
Tesla Model 3 Thinks It Can Beat Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Oh Boy Is It Wrong

With all the Tesla Model S Plaid drag racing videos around, you would imagine that people aren't exactly enthusiastic about lining up other Teslas against a muscle car like the Dodge Challenger Hellcat—it's not just that the tri-mot...

 
Early Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Spent a Decade in Storage, Was Never Started
Early Dodge Challenger Drag Pack Spent a Decade in Storage, Was Never Started

With Hellcats landing under the hood of SUVs and pickup trucks these days, we need to keep in mind that N/A HEMIs can deliver a driving experience that's just as intense. And what better way to refresh our memory than this 2010 Dodge Challenge...

 
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets Corolla CGI Facelift, Looks Like Japanese Muscle
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets Corolla CGI Facelift, Looks Like Japanese Muscle

At times, when there are too many questions around and the answers remain hidden, our mind might decide to fill in the gaps with bits that are more or less real. Case in point with the digital face transplant portrayed here, which sees the all-migh...

 
Tesla Model S Plaid Losing a Drag Race to an RC Electric Truck Looks Scary
Tesla Model S Plaid Losing a Drag Race to an RC Electric Truck Looks Scary

Given the jaw-dropping numbers that describe Tesla's latest, you can bet that there are a lot of drivers out there who get terrified when the tri-motor Model S Plaid sets wheels on the drag strip. Well, the adventure we have here sees the Palo...

 
Original 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Is a Rare Bird, Lost Some Feathers in Transit
Original 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Is a Rare Bird, Lost Some Feathers in Transit

The story of the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster (more on this below) and this aura only goes deeper for the example that's currently parked on our screens. Back in the day, Dodge wanted to make it big in th...

 
1968 Chevy Chevelle "Donk" Has 22-inch Wheels, Nitrous-Fed LS Keeps It Motivated
1968 Chevy Chevelle "Donk" Has 22-inch Wheels, Nitrous-Fed LS Keeps It Motivated

1968 was a pivotal year for the Chevrolet Chevelle, with this marking the introduction of the second-generation model, which is arguably the one enthusiasts love the most. Naturally, MY68 examples serve as the starting point for plenty of restomod ...

 
Chevrolet Tahoe Limited Digitally Gets 454 SS Treatment for Big-Block Glory
Chevrolet Tahoe Limited Digitally Gets 454 SS Treatment for Big-Block Glory

Nowadays, we take performance SUVs and trucks for granted, but, if we look back in history, we'll notice that go-fast high-riders have had their ups and downs over the past decades. For one, the 1990s/early 2000s saw Detroit's Big Three b...

 
Mazda Miata Aero Freak Rendering Looks Like a Baby RX-7 on Deep Dish Steelies
Mazda Miata Aero Freak Rendering Looks Like a Baby RX-7 on Deep Dish Steelies

As you are reading this, there's somebody out there making big decisions in their motoring life, plotting the course for a Mazda Miata build. And while there's no need to explain why such a story gets us excited, this particular tale brin...

 
This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Has a Borrowed 429, Also a Bit of Rust
This 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Has a Borrowed 429, Also a Bit of Rust

Sure, the contemporary Ford Mustang Mach 1, with its mix of GT350 and GT500 parts, makes for an appealing proposition, but, back in 1969 when this badge was born, things were even more serious—the original Mach 1 was such a big hit that it gr...

 
Datsun Truck "Godzilla" Digitally Gains GT-R Design for Widebody Look
Datsun Truck "Godzilla" Digitally Gains GT-R Design for Widebody Look

Now that we're about a month away from the unveiling of the next-generation Nissan Z production—the prototype has sent our expectations through the roof—we can turn our attention back to the other athlete in the Japanese carmaker&#...

 
All-Original 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Is the Holy Grail, But There's a Catch
All-Original 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Is the Holy Grail, But There's a Catch

Back in 1971, the muscle era was preparing to come to an end, with rising insurance prices and the oil crisis that would follow just two years later ending up sealing the fate of America's big-power machines. And the situation isn't much ...

 
Monstrous R34 Nissan GT-R Gets Widebody Exhaust in Aero Rendering
Monstrous R34 Nissan GT-R Gets Widebody Exhaust in Aero Rendering

By 1999 when Nissan introduced the iconic R34 incarnation of the GT-R, which was the final one to link Godzilla to the Skyline family, the nameplate had already earned its stripes in the aftermarket world. Naturally, tuners have been playing with t...

 
1973 Chevy Impala Big-Block Drag Races Monte Carlo SS and Gets Loose, Still Wins
1973 Chevy Impala Big-Block Drag Races Monte Carlo SS and Gets Loose, Still Wins

Big-Block muscle needs to be treated with respect and this is precisely what the crew running this BB-fitted 1973 Chevrolet Impala has done before recently taking the machine to the drag strip. And while the team's strategy has paid out, the j...

 
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Was Rescued from the Crusher, Sat Out Back for 30 Years
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Was Rescued from the Crusher, Sat Out Back for 30 Years

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Chevrolet Chevelle model that doesn't see enthusiasts drooling over it these days, especially when talking about a two-door. And when the said piece of America is a 1972 Sport Coupe, one has to wonder why a...

 
Ram 1500 TRX Sitting on 26-inch Wheels Looks Ready for the Parade
Ram 1500 TRX Sitting on 26-inch Wheels Looks Ready for the Parade

Remember how popular road-biased performance trucks used to be in the 1990s and the 2000s? We don't get that kind of machines in showrooms anymore, with contemporary go-fast pickups being focused on rugged terrain. And while the 2021 Ram 1500 ...

 
1,380 HP Chevy Caprice on 24-inch Wheels Drag Races Big-Block Impala, Crushes It
1,380 HP Chevy Caprice on 24-inch Wheels Drag Races Big-Block Impala, Crushes It

Back in the 1960s, muscle cars revolutionized the go-fast business by mixing intermediate platforms with big engines that could otherwise be destined for larger bodies. And while we're still enjoying the formula, there's no denying the fa...

 
Panther Pink 1970 Dodge Coronet Was Left to Rot in the Woods, Gets Second Chance
Panther Pink 1970 Dodge Coronet Was Left to Rot in the Woods, Gets Second Chance

Back in the summer of 1969, Chrysler rocked the muscle car world by introducing the full rainbow known as the High Impact Color palette. And one of the optional shades offered in those days seems to be more special than others. Using the FM3 codena...

 
This Modern Chevy Silverado Brings Back the Stepside Bed and It Almost Works
This Modern Chevy Silverado Brings Back the Stepside Bed and It Almost Works

Back in the 1960s, trucks buyers starting demanding more from their workhorses, with these also serving as personal transport vehicles rather than simply being put to work. Six decades later, the pickup market has spread higher than ever before, wi...

 

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