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.
Rock-Crawling 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 and C8 Corvette Share Three Features
Rock-Crawling 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 and C8 Corvette Share Three Features

Aside from the obvious affiliation to the same automotive group, the C8 Chevrolet Corvette and the recently reborn GMC HUMMER EV have three other things in common. One is up front, namely the front trunk – aka the frunk. The second one is...

 
Super Cruise the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV and Allow Silent Automatic Lane Changes
Super Cruise the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV and Allow Silent Automatic Lane Changes

Launched to great fanfare as GM’s new flagship electric vehicle, the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 might encompass every dream of the standard pickup enthusiast: a huge bed with multi-function tailgate, incredible rock-crawling abilities, inno...

 
2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Packs 24 Ultium Modules and 350 kW Recharge Ability
2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 Packs 24 Ultium Modules and 350 kW Recharge Ability

Lo and behold, the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV arrived exactly when it was supposed to, with exactly the teased credentials. Anyone can debate the design, the weight, and even the price. But, on the other hand, not the technology. That’s simply becaus...

 
2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Trick or Treats in Thermal Orange at $51,000
2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Trick or Treats in Thermal Orange at $51,000

Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio – that special place where the NSX supercar is lovingly created – will also be taking care of the latest flagship version of the brand’s top-selling SUV. Hand-crafted th...

 
Dacia Duster Pick-Up Is the Real Oroch Counterpart, But Only at Home in Romania
Dacia Duster Pick-Up Is the Real Oroch Counterpart, But Only at Home in Romania

The Romanian automaker, part of the worldwide-reaching Groupe Renault, has been on a roll these past weeks. Dacia revealed the third generation of the Logan, Sandero, and Stepway series at the end of September and about two weeks later followed sui...

 
Nissan Follows Trend of “Home Designed, Made in India” With All-New Magnite SUV
Nissan Follows Trend of “Home Designed, Made in India” With All-New Magnite SUV

Automakers have a knack for discovering the next big market every time they need a large push to ensure their survival. If we are to judge by the latest moves by Asian carmakers, the hot subject right now is India – specifically the subcompac...

 
1970 Chevrolet Corvette SportWagon Wide Body Probably Costs More Than It's Worth
1970 Chevrolet Corvette SportWagon Wide Body Probably Costs More Than It's Worth

Although your eyes are not mistaken, the C3 generation of the ubiquitous Chevrolet Corvette sports car was only produced with coupe and convertible body styles. Always, and all the time. Sure, there was the occasional (very) special model, such as ...

 
Toyota Fans Beware, Suzuki's Across Doppelganger Is Costlier Than a RAV4 Prime
Toyota Fans Beware, Suzuki's Across Doppelganger Is Costlier Than a RAV4 Prime

The Suzuki Across, a Toyota RAV4 with a different badge, will land on the UK market starting November 2020, priced from £45,599 and in extremely low quantities for its first full year. That’s $59,528 if we do the conversion for the plug...

 
2022 Genesis G70 With V6 and Sports Pack Gains Drift-Prone Dynamic AWD System
2022 Genesis G70 With V6 and Sports Pack Gains Drift-Prone Dynamic AWD System

Early last month, Genesis showcased the first images – which kind of look like particularly good CGIs – with its refreshed G70 sedan. Now it’s time for the actual launch – although one could consider the prior one just as go...

 
New Addition to the “Gamma,” 2021 Hyundai i20 N Reaches Over 200 hp and 230 kph
New Addition to the “Gamma,” 2021 Hyundai i20 N Reaches Over 200 hp and 230 kph

Hyundai seems to be on a never-ending expansion process when it comes to N-flavored models. There’s a secret to the recipe, though – some are side dishes and just a few make up the main courses. We are code-talking about the “N Li...

 
Here is a Modified Tesla Model 3 Driven on a Racetrack by Popular YouTuber
Here is a Modified Tesla Model 3 Driven on a Racetrack by Popular YouTuber

We have come to know and appreciate Tim Burton’s - the vlogger popularly known as Shmee150 on YouTube – knowledgeable and passionate way of reviewing cars from... ahem, a special category. The one that includes extremely high price tags...

 
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Configurator Is Live for Some Ample Build and Price Fun
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Configurator Is Live for Some Ample Build and Price Fun

General Motors draw a lucky – but well prepared – strike with the introduction of the eighth generation Corvette. It’s not just that engineers finally switched to the midship position that many fans craved for, but arguably the en...

 
Ford Promotes Both the Great Outdoors and Rock Crawling With Bronco Wild Fund
Ford Promotes Both the Great Outdoors and Rock Crawling With Bronco Wild Fund

Everyone knows a little something about the “Built Ford Tough” tagline, but the Blue Oval decided to have a play on words for the reintroduction of the iconic Bronco. Instead of the usual punchline, the new Bronco sub-brand has adopted ...

 
Techart Is Almost Ready to Unlock a Stylish Aerokit for the Porsche 911 Turbo S
Techart Is Almost Ready to Unlock a Stylish Aerokit for the Porsche 911 Turbo S

Widely regarded as one of the best European tuners, Techart Automobildesign GmbH is looking to further secure its rightful place in the branch with its latest modifications for the flagship Turbo and Turbo S models of the Porsche 911 series. Not al...

 
Looks Like BMW Almost Forgot to Show the First Edition X5 M and X6 M Competition
Looks Like BMW Almost Forgot to Show the First Edition X5 M and X6 M Competition

Many automakers are using the “First Edition” format to entice consumers to a pricier – and marginally nicer – version of their latest releases. The blue and white automaker is certainly no stranger to the concept, as a mean...

 
1965 Chevy II Nova Goes Pro-Touring For Proper Boosted Muscle Car Vibes
1965 Chevy II Nova Goes Pro-Touring For Proper Boosted Muscle Car Vibes

Back when Chevrolet produced the Chevy II model – affectionately called Nova irrespective of the generation – it had to return to the bare basics in order to compete with compact rivals such as the Ford Falcon. Now, do you think the cre...

 
Sleek Mercedes-Benz Supercar Could Make Competition Shiver If Real
Sleek Mercedes-Benz Supercar Could Make Competition Shiver If Real

Better not getting your hopes up even an inch on this one, because the digital artist behind this motorized work of art was actually contemplating the idea of Mercedes-Benz coming up with a rival for the mid-engined supercars out there. On its part...

 
Ready, Steady, Bronco “Build and Price” Allegedly Coming Online October 23rd
Ready, Steady, Bronco “Build and Price” Allegedly Coming Online October 23rd

The Blue Oval presented the Bronco in three available configurations in a bid to make the legendary name a new sub-brand. But while the Bronco Sport configurator tool was available almost from the onset of the presentation, the two-door and four-do...

 
Forget Agera RS and Chiron, 2020 SSC Tuatara Officially Reaches 316 mph!
Forget Agera RS and Chiron, 2020 SSC Tuatara Officially Reaches 316 mph!

Back in 1894, when the Benz Velo (or Velocipede) was becoming the world's first large-scale production car, its record-breaking maximum speed was an Earth-shattering 12 mph (19 kph). Things have changed quite a bit during the following 12...

 
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Silently Tiptoes to Flagship Position
2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Silently Tiptoes to Flagship Position

We have seen Porsche try its best to divert our attention from its fully electric Taycan to the other sedan in the lineup, the Panamera. They came up with a new lap record niche on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, refreshed the entire range,...

 

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