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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.
“Menace II Society” Ford Mustang On Sale From Tyrin Turner, Snoop Dogg Approves
“Menace II Society” Ford Mustang On Sale From Tyrin Turner, Snoop Dogg Approves

20 Jan 2021, 16:06 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Screened for the first time back in 1993, the critically acclaimed “Menace II Society” (read as Menace to Society) provided an unfiltered look into the world of urban violence and how it shaped the lives of young people. It was also a s...

 
Celebration Burnouts Fail, Cause Mercedes-AMG C63 to Burst Into Flames
Celebration Burnouts Fail, Cause Mercedes-AMG C63 to Burst Into Flames

20 Jan 2021, 15:19 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Young, inexperienced drivers and high-performance machines are a dangerous combination. Fortunately, the epic failure we bring you today had the right consequences, as the alleged culprit will have to appear in court to respond to charges of danger...

 
Andy Wallace and Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Pair Up on a Curvy Mountain Road
Andy Wallace and Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Pair Up on a Curvy Mountain Road

20 Jan 2021, 14:12 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Currently it’s a bit chilly in Molsheim, France, so Bugatti decided to kick off the Chiron Pur Sport festivities with the first customer delivery that took place in the United States and a launch organized somewhere sunny... such as Dubai. Fo...

 
Next-Gen Ford Mustang Reportedly Coming in Late 2028 Solely With Electric Power
Next-Gen Ford Mustang Reportedly Coming in Late 2028 Solely With Electric Power

20 Jan 2021, 13:21 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval has just started the first deliveries of the fully electric Mustang Mach-E, and the plans are in motion for the company to ramp up its EV expansion. It will do it with a raft of interesting models, including the battery Transit van or...

 
Mercedes-Benz EQA Unveiled as the 188-HP Electric Alternative to the GLA
Mercedes-Benz EQA Unveiled as the 188-HP Electric Alternative to the GLA

20 Jan 2021, 12:20 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Starting this spring - when the first deliveries are scheduled across Europe and the UK – Mercedes-Benz's most affordable entry into the fully electric EQ family will be the all-new EQA. If it looks familiar to you, it’s because th...

 
This Pontiac Trans Am SEMA Build Is Actually Capable of Taking Mom For a Ride
This Pontiac Trans Am SEMA Build Is Actually Capable of Taking Mom For a Ride

20 Jan 2021, 10:38 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Although it may look like many other SEMA projects built just make a unique appearance on the show floor, this Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is a bit different. It comes with two racing seats even though the motor protrudes inside the cabin like an ice...

 
This Is the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition Interior Dressed Up in Black Onyx
This Is the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition Interior Dressed Up in Black Onyx

20 Jan 2021, 09:11 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Ever since it was finally revealed last July – after lots of speculation and teasing – the 2021 Ford Bronco has become one of the most anticipated models across the entire automotive industry. The wait isn’t over just yet, because...

 
Porsche Finally Launches Standard Taycan, RWD Comes With $24k Price Reduction
Porsche Finally Launches Standard Taycan, RWD Comes With $24k Price Reduction

20 Jan 2021, 08:22 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Until now, there was always something after the Taycan branding keeping company to Porsche’s first EV. Now, the Turbo S, Turbo, and 4S models are being joined by a fourth version. Previously available only in China, the new variant is simply ...

 
This 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition Got Away by a Hair Under $1 Million
This 2018 Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition Got Away by a Hair Under $1 Million

19 Jan 2021, 12:18 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / After the highly successful arrival of the second-generation GT supercar back in 2016, Ford immediately started tapping into the historical well of racing successes by introducting the vintage-inspired Heritage Editions. As you can imagine, the pot...

 
Fire-Wrecked C5 Chevy Corvette Is an Example of 120-MPH Street Racing Gone Bad
Fire-Wrecked C5 Chevy Corvette Is an Example of 120-MPH Street Racing Gone Bad

19 Jan 2021, 11:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Temptations usually run rampant whenever high-performance cars meet. Sometimes, owners get down to street racing business to prove who’s better. When that happens, those involved will – consciously or not – gamble with their own l...

 
Hennessey Teases McLaren 765LT Quickly Hitting 204 MPH During Testing
Hennessey Teases McLaren 765LT Quickly Hitting 204 MPH During Testing

19 Jan 2021, 10:34 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Showcased for the first time almost a year ago, the McLaren 765LT is the latest – and greatest – example of the company’s Super Series 'Longtail' range of sports cars. It’s also a statement about the development po...

 
Tuned C8 Chevy Corvette Looks and Sounds Completely Rad on Hennessey's Track
Tuned C8 Chevy Corvette Looks and Sounds Completely Rad on Hennessey's Track

19 Jan 2021, 09:58 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / With the winter in full swing in large parts of the world, it’s always a clever idea to remind people there are still some sunny areas out there. The temperatures are just right on the Hennessey track, though, for a bit of growling and high-s...

 
2020 Euro Car Sales Were Slower Than U.S., Cautious Optimism Looms for 2021
2020 Euro Car Sales Were Slower Than U.S., Cautious Optimism Looms for 2021

19 Jan 2021, 09:14 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The final figures for the evolution of the European automotive industry are in for 2020, and – as expected – they spell a double-digit disaster. According to ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association), passenger car regist...

 
This Easily Goes to Prove That a Sherp Is Probably the Worst Way to Drive-Thru
This Easily Goes to Prove That a Sherp Is Probably the Worst Way to Drive-Thru

19 Jan 2021, 08:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The lengths that some people go to for a couple of additional subscribers is a bit mind-numbing. First of all, the vehicle you see in this video, a Sherp ATV, is not street legal, and no amount of dangling orange triangles would make ever make it. ...

 
Jaguar Fights Blue Monday Pseudoscience With the Right Weapon, the F-Type Reims
Jaguar Fights Blue Monday Pseudoscience With the Right Weapon, the F-Type Reims

18 Jan 2021, 16:39 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / In case anyone didn’t know, according to UK company Sky Travel, the third Monday of every January is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Fortunately, the pseudoscience didn’t work its sad charms on us today, and the same can ...

 
Wood-Carrying Ford Truck Emerges From the Ocean Like a True Rock Crawling Boss
Wood-Carrying Ford Truck Emerges From the Ocean Like a True Rock Crawling Boss

18 Jan 2021, 14:56 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / It’s not uncommon to see all sorts of creatures emerge from the sea - and some of them easily qualify as being newsworthy. They’re usually from the animal kingdom, but every now and then, a representative of the automotive industry take...

 
Rare 1966 Mercury Comet Convertible Has the Caliente Looks of a Beach Cruiser
Rare 1966 Mercury Comet Convertible Has the Caliente Looks of a Beach Cruiser

18 Jan 2021, 13:53 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / We fully understand that Christmas celebrations are a bit behind us. Still, seeing this red Comet Caliente with the white top down immediately got us thinking of setting up a Miami Beach stake-out for Santa’s other reindeers for the next holi...

 
Bigster, Dacia Duster's Larger Sibling, Morphs Into Unofficial Production Spec
Bigster, Dacia Duster's Larger Sibling, Morphs Into Unofficial Production Spec

18 Jan 2021, 12:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Never mind that Groupe Renault chose a hilarious name for a business strategy that’s supposed to ensure the revival of the French automaker in the years to come. We’ve already fallen for the cool-looking Renault 5 Prototype and the adve...

 
1969 Ford F-100 Crew Cab Rides Low, but Not Because of the 572 BBF or GM Tranny
1969 Ford F-100 Crew Cab Rides Low, but Not Because of the 572 BBF or GM Tranny

18 Jan 2021, 12:15 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / With 14 generations and counting, Ford’s F-Series is not just America’s best-selling pickup truck range for the past 44 years (and the most popular vehicle overall since 1981). It’s also one of the best providers of raw material f...

 
Ford Ranger MS-RT Goes for Street Cred, Keeps 210-HP EcoBlue From Ranger Raptor
Ford Ranger MS-RT Goes for Street Cred, Keeps 210-HP EcoBlue From Ranger Raptor

18 Jan 2021, 10:43 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval is on a roll these first days of 2021, especially when discussing how its commercial vehicles are doing sales wise. After the 44th consecutive sales leadership of the F-Series in America, we also just found out the Ranger was crowned ...

 

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