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.
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,...

 
Tired of Idling in a Corner Office? You Could Work From an Executive Van
Tired of Idling in a Corner Office? You Could Work From an Executive Van

Inkas is a Canadian company better known for its thriving security business, but it has also ventured into automotive manufacturing with a penchant for offering the best-possible armored protection to its customers. As it turns out, if instead of a...

 
Chevrolet “Happy Meal” Now Possible With This 1969 Camaro Pace Car Convertible
Chevrolet “Happy Meal” Now Possible With This 1969 Camaro Pace Car Convertible

There is a popular saying that “no good deed goes unpunished,” but we can prove that’s just word of mouth. Case in point, the Ronald McDonald House of the Central Valley, which has been providing families a way to stay close to ch...

 
Crazy Speedster Experiences Can Be Enjoyed for Less Than One Million Dollars
Crazy Speedster Experiences Can Be Enjoyed for Less Than One Million Dollars

Considering how everyone around the world is mostly going for crossovers, SUVs, and other trucks for their next car experience – I'm beginning to become quite amazed as to how many automakers are betting on something entirely different. ...

 
Pixar Would Be Proud of Audi e-tron's Animated Digital Matrix LEDs
Pixar Would Be Proud of Audi e-tron's Animated Digital Matrix LEDs

While it won’t compete for the Oscars anytime soon against the famous digital animation studio from Disney, the Ingolstadt-based automaker is making do on its promises to always look further away for the next technological innovation. Wh...

 
Goodwood SpeedWeek Ready to Start, But Without a New Record Attempt from VW ID.R
Goodwood SpeedWeek Ready to Start, But Without a New Record Attempt from VW ID.R

This year we've had many reasons to bemoan the current state of things, as the impact of the global health crisis has been devastating for the entire industry. Fans have been deprived of many events that were taken for granted, and nobody can ...

 
Unexpected Engine Swap, But This E30 BMW Does Have the Proper JDM / Euro Flair
Unexpected Engine Swap, But This E30 BMW Does Have the Proper JDM / Euro Flair

A Bavarian premium automaker with a sporty flair and a knack for building some of the best inline-six engines in the world, BMW is not exactly the most frequent target for custom engine-swap projects. But never say never, because here we have a BMW...

 
VW's #MissionR to Start on November 4, It's the Mk8 Golf R, Not a Game
VW's #MissionR to Start on November 4, It's the Mk8 Golf R, Not a Game

The German automaker is diligently expanding the eight-generation Golf family these days. We just talked about the pinnacle of the front-wheel drive range and already we need to reset our sights on the potential flagship AWD version, the Golf R. An...

 
Audi TT RS “40 Years of Quattro” Has Collector Vibe for RS 3 Plus RS 5 Money
Audi TT RS “40 Years of Quattro” Has Collector Vibe for RS 3 Plus RS 5 Money

The Ingolstadt-based automaker has been quite generous in terms of spicing up the sports car offer as of late. Its latest is now bringing on stage a new limited-edition series of just 40 examples of the Audi TT RS, called “40 years of quattro...

 
BMW Joins Expanding List of Automakers Recalling Electrified Cars Over Fire Risk
BMW Joins Expanding List of Automakers Recalling Electrified Cars Over Fire Risk

We have previously heard about the Blue Oval company having to issue a stop-sale request and prompt a recall across Europe and in the UK of the PHEV version of the Kuga / Escape SUV. Just the other day, we also discussed Hyundai’s own woes wi...

 
2020 SSC Tuatara Allegedly Snatches the Title of World's Fastest Production Car
2020 SSC Tuatara Allegedly Snatches the Title of World's Fastest Production Car

Just like with the lap times of various cars posted on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, there’s a little controversy going on about what carmaker holds the series-production car top speed record. Some say it’s the Koenigsegg Ag...

 
Refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Is First for Oceania, Second for U.S.
Refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Is First for Oceania, Second for U.S.

While many fans eagerly awaited the moment Mitsubishi would resurrect its popular Eclipse nameplate, the Japanese automaker played a trick on their expectations by presenting it as a compact crossover SUV instead of a proper sports car back in 2017...

 
2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Returns as a Driver's Limo
2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Returns as a Driver's Limo

We have no idea if it’s the need for downsizing to lower emissions across the range or Bentley indeed faced a lot of requests for the V8 powertrain to reappear in the new generation Flying Spur, but the company has anyways made it available t...

 
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Said to Have $52,915 Starting Price
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Said to Have $52,915 Starting Price

Well, we need to wrap up the Shelby GT350 chapter for good, because the newly announced Mustang Mach 1 is inching closer and closer to its U.S. market release date. If we are to believe the latest reports, the model will not only become available i...

 
Plug-In the Audi Q8 to Hybrid Duties and Expect 456 HP and 29+ EV Miles
Plug-In the Audi Q8 to Hybrid Duties and Expect 456 HP and 29+ EV Miles

The Ingolstadt-based automaker is diligently completing the flagship SUV lineup with a new addition to the Q8 roster. The new model arrives in Europe, for now, as over in America it just brought the high-performance RS Q8. But, on this occasion, th...

 
KTM X-Bow GTX Blends Carbon Fiber Build With Jet-Fighter Details and Audi Engine
KTM X-Bow GTX Blends Carbon Fiber Build With Jet-Fighter Details and Audi Engine

Not long ago we saw Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse teasing the potential arrival of a speedster reinterpretation of the track only Essenza SCV12. The prototype was roofless, windowless, doorless and did not even feature a windscreen. Now KTM is ...

 
VW Golf GTI Clubsport Has Special Nurburgring Mode But Misses the 300 HP Count
VW Golf GTI Clubsport Has Special Nurburgring Mode But Misses the 300 HP Count

What’s a new generation Golf without its go-faster GTI reincarnation?! And Volkswagen is already ready and willing to beef up the roster with the introduction of its new flagship version, the 300 ps (295.89 hp) VW Golf GTI Clubsport. Expect s...

 

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