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.
See the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid and a V8 Chevy Silverado Take On the Ike Gauntlet
See the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid and a V8 Chevy Silverado Take On the Ike Gauntlet

16 Dec 2020, 10:45 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / With the 2021 Ford F-150 renewed for an entirely new generation, everyone expects the Blue Oval to easily take its best-selling truck series to further record heights. The company has also introduced a complete novelty – the PowerBoost hybrid...

 
Jaguar's New Vision Gran Turismo SV Virtual Endurance Racer Is Actually Real
Jaguar's New Vision Gran Turismo SV Virtual Endurance Racer Is Actually Real

16 Dec 2020, 09:24 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The premium British automaker unveiled the 1,020-PS (1,006-hp) Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé a little over a year ago as its virtual entry into the lucrative world of PlayStation-related automotive games. Now, just as Sony recently reveal...

 
Production Hennessey Venom F5 Has Arrived, Should We Prepare for a New Record?
Production Hennessey Venom F5 Has Arrived, Should We Prepare for a New Record?

16 Dec 2020, 08:29 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Texas tuner should not be confused with the much older and higher selling French cognac brand Hennessy, although both are pronounced almost the same. The former is just turning in three decades of experience, while the latter was born 255 years...

 
Abandoned Airport and the Autobahn Are Perfect for 839-HP Supercharged Huracan
Abandoned Airport and the Autobahn Are Perfect for 839-HP Supercharged Huracan

15 Dec 2020, 14:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Many folks would consider the V10-toting Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan as good, albeit entry-level, steps into the fabled world of supercars. But aftermarket experts are just around the corner, ready and willing to morph these vehicles into verit...

 
ProCharged “Bat-Stang” Street-Races a Charger Before Drag Strip-Meeting a GT500
ProCharged “Bat-Stang” Street-Races a Charger Before Drag Strip-Meeting a GT500

15 Dec 2020, 13:34 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Remember the whole ordeal YouTube vlogger StangMode went through with his upgraded Shelby GT500 that ended up with around 1,000-horsepower worth of blown engine?! Well, he’s not sweating too much on losing quite a big chunk of cash in the pro...

 
Spotted 2021 Bronco Reveals Ugly Front Plate While Hanging Out With Ford Mustang
Spotted 2021 Bronco Reveals Ugly Front Plate While Hanging Out With Ford Mustang

15 Dec 2020, 12:50 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval company’s recent announcement that its highly anticipated 2021 Bronco 2- and 4-Door models might get first deliveries postponed to next summer certainly didn’t bode well with the fan base and the numerous order holders. No...

 
Vlogger Carries On Blown-Engine Tradition With a Turbo K-Swapped Prius Hydrolock
Vlogger Carries On Blown-Engine Tradition With a Turbo K-Swapped Prius Hydrolock

15 Dec 2020, 12:10 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The last time we checked out Emelia Hartford’s YouTube vlog channel, she was keeping herself busy with another pet project. That time around, it didn’t involve turbocharging her C8 Chevrolet Corvette and blowing up the engine, as she an...

 
AC Schnitzer Dresses BMW M850i As Police Car, Adds 611 HP and Illuminated Badge
AC Schnitzer Dresses BMW M850i As Police Car, Adds 611 HP and Illuminated Badge

15 Dec 2020, 11:01 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Over the years, we have come to expect renowned tuning specialists to get involved in the VDAT (Association of German Automobile Tuners) and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure's "Tune It! Safe!" campaig...

 
Origami-Celebrate This Christmas With a Very Special Lexus LFA Made of Paper
Origami-Celebrate This Christmas With a Very Special Lexus LFA Made of Paper

15 Dec 2020, 10:03 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Merely a decade ago, Lexus was not only a premium Japanese automaker but also a fully-fledged supercar maker. The honor didn’t last very long, though, as the company quickly retired the LFA after two years of production. Now, the carmaker fon...

 
GM's New Additive Center Will Take Care of Series-Production 3D-Printed Parts
GM's New Additive Center Will Take Care of Series-Production 3D-Printed Parts

15 Dec 2020, 09:02 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / A few days ago, GM’s premium brand Cadillac released a new teaser into the wild concerning the upcoming 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing models. That’s hardly a surprise, considering the couple is the hottest subject for the brand. What&r...

 
Time to Escape Superstitions: 1965 Shelby GT350 No. 13 Offered at No Reserve
Time to Escape Superstitions: 1965 Shelby GT350 No. 13 Offered at No Reserve

15 Dec 2020, 08:06 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval is just about ready to wrap up the lifecycle of the current Ford Shelby Mustang GT350/GT350R, and if you’re in the market for one, better hurry to catch an allocation slot. Alternatively, if money is no object of concern, there&...

 
2021 Nissan Juke Beats the Blues With Holiday Playlist and New Euro 6D Engine
2021 Nissan Juke Beats the Blues With Holiday Playlist and New Euro 6D Engine

14 Dec 2020, 14:57 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Nissan’s all-new Juke doesn’t need many updates for the 2021 model year since it just switched to the second generation. But the Japanese company knows there’s no better December advertising than getting in the mood for Christmas....

 
Santa Claus Wants $32k for Morgan 4/4 “Sleigh,” Pet Reindeer Not Included
Santa Claus Wants $32k for Morgan 4/4 “Sleigh,” Pet Reindeer Not Included

14 Dec 2020, 14:08 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Excuse us for doing the outdated “Hold on for your deer life!” joke on this occasion, but this advert for the sale of a one-owner 1990 Morgan 4/4 clearly had it coming for itself. After all, the car was dressed up with the proper attire...

 
Jeep Enthusiasts From Savvy Off-Road Apparently Tease Ford's Bronco for KOH 2021
Jeep Enthusiasts From Savvy Off-Road Apparently Tease Ford's Bronco for KOH 2021

14 Dec 2020, 13:09 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Does anyone remember when Ford decided to go for motorsport recognition with the reinvented Bronco and its Bronco R prototype broke down before completing the grueling Baja 1000 race in Mexico? Well, the Blue Oval already set the record straight (a...

 
'Taylor Swift' 1963 Ford F-100 Coyote-Swapped Truck Does Burnouts Without Driver
'Taylor Swift' 1963 Ford F-100 Coyote-Swapped Truck Does Burnouts Without Driver

14 Dec 2020, 12:12 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Although it may not look like much from afar, once you come near this custom project, it will immediately become clear it really is something different. And one needs to see it up close and personal to believe that a maroon 1963 Ford F-100 looking ...

 
1968 Shelby GT500 Goes for Tasty Black and Yellow Attire, Even LED Rings Agree
1968 Shelby GT500 Goes for Tasty Black and Yellow Attire, Even LED Rings Agree

14 Dec 2020, 10:53 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / At first glance, this project might seem inspired by the odd look of the classic GT350H Mustangs created for Hertz. Still, we have a feeling that no one should mention the nickname Eleanor when in vicinity of this restomod. We'll admit th...

 
Mercedes-Benz Will Produce the EQS and EQE SUVs in Tuscaloosa From 2022
Mercedes-Benz Will Produce the EQS and EQE SUVs in Tuscaloosa From 2022

14 Dec 2020, 09:44 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / We already know that Mercedes-Benz is one of the big legacy automakers with a comprehensive strategy for achieving leadership in the electrification field. The company already has many mild-hybrids and plug-in hybrids out and about, along with the ...

 
Hamilton Focuses on E Performance, Switches the Mercedes-AMG Project One to R+
Hamilton Focuses on E Performance, Switches the Mercedes-AMG Project One to R+

14 Dec 2020, 08:51 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Mercedes-Benz and Lewis Hamilton had another very successful Formula One season, there’s no denying it. Coming from their sixth back-to-back titles last year, this troubled season was one for a record-breaking legacy. Thus, Mercedes became th...

 
North American Racers, Prepare to Enjoy the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup From $273k
North American Racers, Prepare to Enjoy the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup From $273k

14 Dec 2020, 07:49 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Stuttgart-based premium automaker has revealed its next-generation racer, the 2021 911 GT3 Cup, which Porsche describes as the “world’s top-selling.” And the good news come in bundles, because from next year the model will rea...

 
Mansory Finally Finds the “Perfect” Niche, Creates GT XI Lawn Tractor for BSTN
Mansory Finally Finds the “Perfect” Niche, Creates GT XI Lawn Tractor for BSTN

12 Dec 2020, 11:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / No one has ever accused the premium car modification brand from Brand, Germany, of being subtle. Sure, there have been timid attempts from the company to deliver toned-down projects, but Mansory's reputation of being the go-to purveyor of outl...

 

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