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.
Jaguar Retires XE Sedan From U.S. Range As Updated 2021 XF Becomes Cheaper
Jaguar Retires XE Sedan From U.S. Range As Updated 2021 XF Becomes Cheaper

6 Oct 2020, 15:28 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / So far, 2020 has not been kind with the automotive industry, caught in between its globalization aspirations and the unexpected health crisis. Jaguar is among the brands that didn't escape unscathed, but it’s now aiming for a leaner busi...

 
McLaren's Electrified HPH Supercar to Introduce Carbon-Intensive MCLA Platform
McLaren's Electrified HPH Supercar to Introduce Carbon-Intensive MCLA Platform

6 Oct 2020, 13:53 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Author of spectacular machines such as the McLaren F1, P1, or the Speedtail - the British performance car manufacturer is just about ready to open a completely new chapter in its existence. One that sees both new arrivals, and dearly departed model...

 
Audi TT S Line Competition Plus Is All About Looks, Costs Less Than €50k
Audi TT S Line Competition Plus Is All About Looks, Costs Less Than €50k

6 Oct 2020, 13:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Born at a time when little sports cars were still fashionable on a global market that was not yet done rooting for traditional body styles, the Audi TT has largely flown under the radar of the rising crossover / SUV tidal wave. Now in its third gen...

 
Ford Devised a New Torture Test Just for the Battery of the 2021 F-150 Hybrid
Ford Devised a New Torture Test Just for the Battery of the 2021 F-150 Hybrid

6 Oct 2020, 11:33 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / With the automotive market in turmoil this year because of the ongoing health crisis, Ford’s F-Series has continued its unabated dominance of the U.S. market. And that was even before the 14th generation reaches dealerships in the new form. ...

 
YouTube Trio Is on Reverse Top Gear Challenge With Set of Depreciated Supercars
YouTube Trio Is on Reverse Top Gear Challenge With Set of Depreciated Supercars

6 Oct 2020, 11:11 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / What happens when you grow up dreaming about poster wall supercars and you lack the necessary finances (and sometimes the age) to fulfill the need for speed on the spot? Well, as is the case with YouTubers Ed Bolian, Freddy “Tavarish” H...

 
Ferrari F8 Tributo Fights Off Modded BMWs, AMGs and Nissan GT-R for V-Max Glory
Ferrari F8 Tributo Fights Off Modded BMWs, AMGs and Nissan GT-R for V-Max Glory

6 Oct 2020, 09:20 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Whenever you’re dealing with a performance machine you imagine the first order of business for an aftermarket specialist will be to raise the horsepower count. Still, this is not the case with this Ferrari F8 Tributo belonging to German speci...

 
2021 Jaguar XE Gets Pivi Pro and MHEV Diesel, Just Like Its Larger Siblings
2021 Jaguar XE Gets Pivi Pro and MHEV Diesel, Just Like Its Larger Siblings

6 Oct 2020, 07:59 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Folks that grew up with brothers and sisters know very well the youngest sibling in the family was also the fastest to grow up, as all they had to do was simply copy the actions of the older ones. Well, it seems this is also valid for the automotiv...

 
2021 Jaguar XF Wears F-Type Make-Up, Has New Interior and Gets EVA 2.0
2021 Jaguar XF Wears F-Type Make-Up, Has New Interior and Gets EVA 2.0

6 Oct 2020, 07:19 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Believe it or not, it has been half a decade since Jaguar introduced the second generation XF executive model – codenamed X260 and famous for its lightweight aluminum bodywork – at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The British ...

 
1959 Mulliner Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Has Gorgeous Looks and Broadway Credits
1959 Mulliner Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Has Gorgeous Looks and Broadway Credits

5 Oct 2020, 14:42 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Wondering how to give a classic British luxury automobile a deep American flavor?! Well, look no further than infusing a coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud with some Broadway producing credits courtesy of its first owner. Also, better expect a hug...

 
GM Beats Ford in Pickup Segment By Just 261 Units, 9 Months Sales Figures Show
GM Beats Ford in Pickup Segment By Just 261 Units, 9 Months Sales Figures Show

5 Oct 2020, 13:35 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval’s F-Series has been ruling undisputed the full-size pickup truck market in the United States since 1977, and is the overall best-selling vehicle since 1981. So, is the supremacy coming to an end under the constant attack of its ...

 
Nissan Z Proto Transformed Into a Mid-engine Shooting Brake Looks Spot On
Nissan Z Proto Transformed Into a Mid-engine Shooting Brake Looks Spot On

5 Oct 2020, 12:42 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Since Nissan itself decided the new Z Proto is just a concept, artists should always be free to post their reinterpretations. Especially when said reworks include an engine switch. The mid-engine position is very popular since the C8 generation of ...

 
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series First Track POV Shows Why Famous YouTuber Wants One
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series First Track POV Shows Why Famous YouTuber Wants One

5 Oct 2020, 11:49 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Some might have been surprised a while ago when Mercedes-Benz decided one of its most eagerly-awaited models would be announced via a social media star – Tim Burton, better known professionally as Shmee150. Well, AMG just released a new set o...

 
Epic Ferrari-Influenced Porsche 911 GT2 RS Transformation Shown Step by Step
Epic Ferrari-Influenced Porsche 911 GT2 RS Transformation Shown Step by Step

5 Oct 2020, 11:09 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Somebody actually felt that Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS launch color, the GT Silver – even with those exquisite exposed carbon fiber details, red interior, and champagne gold wheels – was not enough for his collection. So, he decided to ...

 
Check Out the Bare-Bones 2021 Ford Bronco Showing Frame, Chassis and Suspension
Check Out the Bare-Bones 2021 Ford Bronco Showing Frame, Chassis and Suspension

5 Oct 2020, 09:38 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / The Blue Oval has been fully committed to maintaining the hype for its reinvented 2021 Bronco. Every single detail, no matter how simple, has been thrown out into the open to make sure interest remains very high. So, there’s no surprise that ...

 
Dodge's No Frills Drag Racer, the R/T Scat Pack 1320, Is Coming Back for 2021
Dodge's No Frills Drag Racer, the R/T Scat Pack 1320, Is Coming Back for 2021

5 Oct 2020, 08:53 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / No need to waste time mustering overwhelming evidence, because just about every quarter-mile fan out there knows that you can’t go wrong with a Dodge when trying to bring home one of the most drag-racing biased cars on the market. We are talk...

 
ABT Sportsline's 510 HP RS4-S Hauls Family and Stuff With Carbon Fiber Ease
ABT Sportsline's 510 HP RS4-S Hauls Family and Stuff With Carbon Fiber Ease

5 Oct 2020, 07:44 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / BMW officially promised to bring onto the street an M3 Touring from 2022, but the company should know that fast dads and mums are always in a hurry. So, by that time, it might be 510-hp worth of way too late if ABT Sportsline’s latest im...

 
Matching-Red C1 and C8 Corvette Blend Restomod Cool With Mid-Engine Punch for $3
Matching-Red C1 and C8 Corvette Blend Restomod Cool With Mid-Engine Punch for $3

3 Oct 2020, 08:45 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Some will say that a chance to go home with a brand-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray of the mid-engine variety would be enough to bet big. Others would say that a restored and customized 1962 C1 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is even better. Bu...

 
Kabooki, the LEGO Wear Brand Maker, Is Now Handling Childhood for Lamborghini
Kabooki, the LEGO Wear Brand Maker, Is Now Handling Childhood for Lamborghini

3 Oct 2020, 07:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Automakers know very well that brand fidelity is something that can be instilled from an early age, if both the company and parents push the right buttons. Or, they could both zip-up for the ride of their life... Well, we are running out of clothin...

 
Moeye, a Timeless Japanese Concept, Envisions a Life in the Autonomous MaaS Age
Moeye, a Timeless Japanese Concept, Envisions a Life in the Autonomous MaaS Age

3 Oct 2020, 06:25 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Every now and then the automotive industry entices players from other fields to imagine the car of the past, present, or future. We have seen some one-hit wonders, while others turned into exotics. Kyocera, for now, is a two-hit wonder, if we are a...

 
Acura's Top-Selling MDX to Arrive as New-Generation Prototype on October 14th
Acura's Top-Selling MDX to Arrive as New-Generation Prototype on October 14th

2 Oct 2020, 11:30 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Honda and its premium division Acura just revealed their U.S. sales numbers for September and the first nine months of the year, and the Japanese automaker is quite happy with its Trucks division deliveries. As far as the luxury Japanese automaker ...

 

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