autoevolution

Aurel Niculescu

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Once upon a time there was a little boy that didn't know his age but dreamed of reaching high in the sky alongside the absolute best aviators. He was passionate about reading books (action and Sci-Fi), grew up with many great authors and soon discovered the mirage of cinema.

There he understood anything is possible if you work hard and passionately strive to follow your imagination. This is how at the age of 16 he managed to fulfill the first dream – flying alone in a glider plane. He was no Tom Cruise, of course, so young adulthood brought him back to reality.

With every kick in the familiar *utt comes a chance to step forward, so a seemingly unimportant ad in one of his favorite automotive magazines brought a dilemma - follow through with the current job or dare to achieve greatness by deploying (previously) unknown literary skills.

After around a decade and a half of trying to perfect them – well, he’s a slow learner – and after driving some of the best and worst cars in Europe, he’s a proud part of the team for an international publication: autoevolution. Here, he hopes to develop his best-ever form, and way faster than before.
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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed Revealed, Gets Exclusive Access to W12 Raw Power

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Lucid Air to Have Highest Ever EV Range at 517 Miles, Independent Test Finds

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We are almost a year away from seeing the first deliveries of the 2021 Ford Bronco – and that moment will probably also mark the start of the Jeep Wrangler real-life comparison onslaught. Prior to that, certain head-to-head skirmishes are sti...

 
Hyundai Retires Elantra GT and Elantra GT N Line in the U.S. for the 2021 MY
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This 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible Was Once Companion to a Football Star
This 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible Was Once Companion to a Football Star

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Pick Your '62, '65 or '67 Chevrolet Corvette If You are Into Retro Convertibles

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