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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Head Over to Japan to Rework Your Toyota GR Yaris With More Gazoo Racing Goodies

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First Two Bugatti Divo Ensure Their Collectible Status With Bespoke PPF

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Opel Announces ICE Roster for New Mokka, Exciting Design Remains Unchanged

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See the 2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch in All Colors Proudly Wearing White Fenders
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Bugatti Divo and Legendary Type 35 Spend Quality Time Together on Historic Track
Bugatti Divo and Legendary Type 35 Spend Quality Time Together on Historic Track

A French manufacturer and a legendary race. Bugatti and Targa Florio. History has committed five victories to paper. So, it is only natural that its latest and (arguably) greatest model – the Divo – is ready to bridge a connection over ...

 
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2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Is Here: Modern and Less Opulent, but Just as Luxurious

When it comes to achieving the absolute you can count on just a few brands in the automotive industry to wholeheartedly give it all out. Rolls-Royce is certainly one of them, given its knack for satisfying every “patron’s” demands...

 
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Seat Outs 2021 Ateca and Cupra Ateca Pricing for UK, Popular Option Is Cheaper

Spanish automaker SEAT had no crossovers just half decade ago – it all changed in 2016 with the introduction of the compact Ateca. It now sits neatly tucked in between the smaller Arona and larger Tarraco sporting a refreshed attitude for the...

 
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Ride in a Vintage Wooden Kit Car Around Town and Look Like a Real Hustler

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2021 Peugeot 3008 Facelift Is Classically Refreshing, Follows the Trend

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