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.
Child Leads 13 Police Cars on Town Chase After Stealing a School Bus, Crashes It
Child Leads 13 Police Cars on Town Chase After Stealing a School Bus, Crashes It

13 Oct 2020, 09:02 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Whenever you feel like the parenting skills failed you during a child tantrum, just think that sometimes things are not as bad as you think. Not the case here, though, where an 11-year-old has decided that joyrides can be had in the school’s ...

 
Three-Way AWD Drag Race With RS3, X6 M50i and X3M Competition Sees Close Result
Three-Way AWD Drag Race With RS3, X6 M50i and X3M Competition Sees Close Result

13 Oct 2020, 07:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Initially, this race between two BMW SUVs and an Audi sedan should have looked different, incorporating a completely different body type in exchange for one of the Bavarian cars. Now, the drag race idea was to pit three AWD cars against each other,...

 
Hennessey Rocks the SUV World With 1,000+ HP Upgrade Kit for 2021 Dodge Durango
Hennessey Rocks the SUV World With 1,000+ HP Upgrade Kit for 2021 Dodge Durango

12 Oct 2020, 13:07 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / What happens when you need an SUV that’s powerful enough to dethrone the current world champion in terms of hp?! You get that exact sport SUV – the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat – in Texas and Hennessey will oblige your craving f...

 
These Rolls-Royce Concepts Were Dreamt by Young Minds, Can Fly or Tread Water
These Rolls-Royce Concepts Were Dreamt by Young Minds, Can Fly or Tread Water

12 Oct 2020, 12:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Automakers have joined the fray in trying to make these troubled times a little less hard on the next generation, each coming up with imaginative ways to help the young ones spend their extra energy. One of the most successful enterprises – j...

 
2020 Land Rover Defender Gets Detailing and PPF for Worry-Free Trail Adventures
2020 Land Rover Defender Gets Detailing and PPF for Worry-Free Trail Adventures

12 Oct 2020, 11:40 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Controversial or not – as it’s the first all-new Defender since it evolved from the original Land Rover of 1948 – the British off-roader is a major icon of the automotive industry. Thus, even though it’s not as exotic as som...

 
European Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets 5 Years of Free Access to 155k Chargers
European Ford Mustang Mach-E Gets 5 Years of Free Access to 155k Chargers

12 Oct 2020, 11:33 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Inspired by the iconic pony car, but clearly in a new league of its own, the Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s huge bet on lifting sales. Clearly, they pulled on the strings on this one – using a magic nameplate, and the trendiest body form...

 
Choose Your Favorite Color for a Ford Mustang Mach-E Raptor That May Never Be
Choose Your Favorite Color for a Ford Mustang Mach-E Raptor That May Never Be

12 Oct 2020, 09:49 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / While fans of the top selling sports car in the world – the Mustang – might not be very happy with Ford turning their iconic pony car into a four-door... and an SUV, the company is not going to backtrack with the decision. And it might ...

 
Ford Allegedly Confirms 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Will Have Global Availability
Ford Allegedly Confirms 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Will Have Global Availability

12 Oct 2020, 08:54 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval is preparing a raft of changes for the 2021 model year at the top of the Mustang lineup. We already saw the Detroit automaker showcase the return of the Mach 1 nameplate following a 17-year absence, but the good news was also accompan...

 
Ken Block Daughter's Fox-Body Mustang Gets Blue Wheel During Crazy Drift Lesson
Ken Block Daughter's Fox-Body Mustang Gets Blue Wheel During Crazy Drift Lesson

12 Oct 2020, 08:21 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / You know how they say that father – daughter relationships are always something special. Well, we say that any good parent has a marvelous relationship with the children when they’re all on the same page. Of course, that might seem a li...

 
Tom Cruise Is Driving a BMW M5 Without Doors in Rome for MI7
Tom Cruise Is Driving a BMW M5 Without Doors in Rome for MI7

12 Oct 2020, 07:06 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / More than two years have passed since Tom Cruise reprised the already-iconic role of Ethan Hunt, agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), in the sixth installment of the film series. We have been getting constant reports about the star working...

 
One of Two 2008 Chevy Corvette Daytona Pace Cars Goes to Auction, Has 29 Miles
One of Two 2008 Chevy Corvette Daytona Pace Cars Goes to Auction, Has 29 Miles

10 Oct 2020, 08:45 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Usually, when putting together General Motors, the Chevrolet Corvette, and Pace Car duties in one sentence you would be inclined to also add Indianapolis 500. Still, there are other races that were linked to the American sports car, such as the 200...

 
Virtual 2021 Ferrari Omologata Spider Looks Like an Easier Coachbuild Project
Virtual 2021 Ferrari Omologata Spider Looks Like an Easier Coachbuild Project

10 Oct 2020, 07:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Billed as the “10th front-engined V12 one-off Ferrari” has created in its modern times (since the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta), the Omologata rocked the coachbuild world with its attention to details and classy 812 Superfast conversion. ...

 
1959 Jaguar Mk1 Saloon Has Right Amount of Patina, Storied Racing Conversion
1959 Jaguar Mk1 Saloon Has Right Amount of Patina, Storied Racing Conversion

10 Oct 2020, 06:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Jaguar’s 2.4 / 3.4 Liter – better known throughout history as the Mark 1 – was adamant to the company’s success during the time. Especially the higher-powered 3.4-liter version had an impact on the American market and it qui...

 
2021 Audi R8 RWD Available in the U.S. for $54k Less Than a Performance Quattro
2021 Audi R8 RWD Available in the U.S. for $54k Less Than a Performance Quattro

9 Oct 2020, 11:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Quattro all-wheel drive is certainly one of the staple elements of Audi cars, especially when discussing its high-performance machines. On the other hand, sometimes less is more – especially in the bank account. In the U.S., that means $54,00...

 
Acura Is On a Roll, Now Teasing All-New Stacked Interior Design for its MDX
Acura Is On a Roll, Now Teasing All-New Stacked Interior Design for its MDX

9 Oct 2020, 11:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / New week, new Acura MDX Prototype teaser, it seems. Fortunately, the premium Japanese manufacturer is not going to stretch our patience any further than October 14th, when it will reveal the MDX Prototype in all its official glory. From there on, w...

 
Tesla Model Y Embarks on 1,400-Mile Camper Adventure Out of Supercharger Reach
Tesla Model Y Embarks on 1,400-Mile Camper Adventure Out of Supercharger Reach

9 Oct 2020, 10:05 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / While still not as popular as its Model 3 sibling, the compact electric Model Y is beginning to show more and more of its crossover nature, as people become familiar with its strengths and weaknesses. Some are even doing it while embarking on adven...

 
Virtual 2021 Ford Bronco Sport RTR Gives More Stance to “Ready to Rock” Tagline
Virtual 2021 Ford Bronco Sport RTR Gives More Stance to “Ready to Rock” Tagline

9 Oct 2020, 09:00 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Whenever you feel you'vee seen every possible reinterpretation of the reborn 2021 Ford Bronco, there’s an Internet surprise just around the corner. In case you were wondering if the Blue Oval off-roader mixes well or not with the stanced...

 
2021 RAV4 Prime Becomes Quickest Toyota Four-Door, XLE Premium Is Also Hybrid
2021 RAV4 Prime Becomes Quickest Toyota Four-Door, XLE Premium Is Also Hybrid

9 Oct 2020, 08:10 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / While there aren’t so many outright novelties for the 2020 model year of the fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, at least customers will be granted an even more expansive choice. For example, the newly added XLE Premium grade for the Hybrid version...

 
Red Chevy Corvette Epically Spins-Out While Failing to Impress Red Mustang
Red Chevy Corvette Epically Spins-Out While Failing to Impress Red Mustang

9 Oct 2020, 07:24 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / There is quite a social media phenomenon with stories involving Ford Mustangs, the owners' desire to show off, and the disastrous results of being way too overconfident when flooring it. Many humiliated drivers put the blame on the classic tec...

 
Any American Could Be a Hero for Mazda and Receive a Limited-Edition Miata
Any American Could Be a Hero for Mazda and Receive a Limited-Edition Miata

8 Oct 2020, 15:00 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Without a shadow of a doubt, 2020 is a year unlike any other in human history. It has brought tears and sorrow for so many people that we do not have enough years in our lifetimes to recount all their personal histories. But history has already tau...

 

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