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.
Upgraded 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE Is $19,650, N Line Costs More Than a Hybrid
Upgraded 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE Is $19,650, N Line Costs More Than a Hybrid

23 Oct 2020, 09:22 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Already in its seventh generation, the Elantra is Hyundai’s bid to show that sedans are not dead yet – and they can not only survive, but even thrive on a swashbuckling design, great standard features, and powertrain options for every b...

 
Latest Brabus Rocket 900 Takes GT 4-Door Coupe to 1 0f 10 “Masterpiece” Level
Latest Brabus Rocket 900 Takes GT 4-Door Coupe to 1 0f 10 “Masterpiece” Level

23 Oct 2020, 08:33 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Exciting as it is, the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine is growing long in the tooth – even if Mercedes has decided to LS2-something to it for the AMG GT Black Series (read M178 with flat-plane crankshaft, not Chevy-swapped). And Brabus is one...

 
2021 Ford Bronco Build & Price Now Live, Start From $28,500 and Go Up to $49,475
2021 Ford Bronco Build & Price Now Live, Start From $28,500 and Go Up to $49,475

23 Oct 2020, 07:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Ladies and gentlemen start your Internet engines and make sure your bank accounts are up to the challenge – probably the most important tool for any Ford Bronco aficionado has come up online, the Build & Price for the 2021 model year. Thu...

 
2021 Fiat New 500 3+1 EV Packs a Surprising Additional Door for Easier Access
2021 Fiat New 500 3+1 EV Packs a Surprising Additional Door for Easier Access

22 Oct 2020, 13:21 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Just before the world was taken by storm with a global health crisis that shows no signs of fading away, Fiat presented during the first days of March its own electric revolution in the form of the New (Nuova) 500 cabrio (the hatchback followed in ...

 
Stealthy 1996 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Highway Rolls R8 With Obvious Results
Stealthy 1996 Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Highway Rolls R8 With Obvious Results

22 Oct 2020, 12:57 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / There’s just something deeply magic about seeing a tuned Nissan Skyline GT-R in America – it's like the JDM car culture really flourishes in the sunny areas of California or Florida. Especially when said samurai packs a ton of mods...

 
Tesla Model Y Proves Heat Pump Superiority Over Model 3 During Cold Weather
Tesla Model Y Proves Heat Pump Superiority Over Model 3 During Cold Weather

22 Oct 2020, 12:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) counterpart of the Tesla Model 3 was presented last spring and about one year later (the same month of March) it started first deliveries. Thus, unlike its sedan sibling, it hasn’t been thr...

 
2021 Ford Bronco Takes Firefighting Duties As Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig
2021 Ford Bronco Takes Firefighting Duties As Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig

22 Oct 2020, 12:22 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / With a huge influx of news, details, and fun stuff related to the arrival of the reinvented Ford Bronco it seems it’s been ages since the revival – not just mere months. On the other hand, even during this brief period, the U.S. carmake...

 
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

22 Oct 2020, 09:51 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

22 Oct 2020, 08:42 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

22 Oct 2020, 08:05 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

22 Oct 2020, 07:33 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 12:56 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 12:39 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 12:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 12:20 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 09:58 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 09:11 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 07:58 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

21 Oct 2020, 07:26 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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

20 Oct 2020, 13:44 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / 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 ...

 

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