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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Battered Mustang Drags Turbo Pickup for Big Pot, Massive Wheelie Gets in the Way

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Digital 2023 Honda Civic Type R 2-Door Coupe Looks Better Than Acura’s Integra

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Ferrari Lambo SF90 Aventador Feels Like Virtual Supercar Breeding at Its Quirkiest

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Dodge Challenger Lives Long Enough to Morph Into a Bubbly Lightyear Muscle Car

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705-Mile 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Is an Original, Numbers Matching Aerocoupe

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Juicy Ferrari 812 Superfast Gains Ample Styling Points via Vintage HRE 501 Wheels

Usually, for a Ferrari to be properly voluptuous, it is dressed up in various shades of crimson. Alas, there are a few juicy exceptions that can subtly marry the chrome and blue shades of the world. Such might be the case with this stunning ...

 
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While Americans are musing about the pricing and horsepower difference between Ram’s 1500 TRX and the first-ever 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, other folks can only think of one Blue Oval SUV. Even if only virtually. Meet Nikita Chuicko, th...

 
Clean Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Looks Like a New Age Murdered-Out EV Spaceship
Clean Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Looks Like a New Age Murdered-Out EV Spaceship

This year, Mercedes-Benz won for the fifth time and second in a row, the title of World Luxury Car. And it was all thanks to its cool new EQS battery electric full-size luxury liftback. Much has been said about the flat, aerodynamic styling o...

 
VW Golf MkI Turns Into Little Widebody Monster, Flaunts Custom CGI-Slammed Vibes
VW Golf MkI Turns Into Little Widebody Monster, Flaunts Custom CGI-Slammed Vibes

Volkswagen has a lot of flaws (Dieselgate, conservative styling, etc.) but has also done a few things quite right. Such as the legendary first-generation Golf, the model that kicked off the compact car revolution. Born in spring 1974 with a ...

 
Old and New Acura NSXs Are Equally Fresh If Digitally Stanced in Chrome and Blue
Old and New Acura NSXs Are Equally Fresh If Digitally Stanced in Chrome and Blue

Honda and Acura's iconic mid-engine sports car is preparing to bow out with the NSX Type S build of the second generation, but that does not mean the hype – at least across the virtual realm – has vanished. For example, virtu...

 
Chevy Camaro SS EV Adopts 2024 Blazer EV Styling, Prepares for a Zero Emissions Age
Chevy Camaro SS EV Adopts 2024 Blazer EV Styling, Prepares for a Zero Emissions Age

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Ever since Rolls-Royce took over the aftermarket ultra-luxury SUV crown in a heated battle with a certain Italian super-SUV, we have been waiting for more extreme yet utterly stylish transformations. And by drastic, we mean stuff beyond the ...

 
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Fifth-Gen Pontiac GTO Revival Has Muscle Car and JDM Traits, Will Haunt Mopar Fans

As many automotive fans probably already know, GM’s defunct Pontiac brand and its dearly departed GTO model got credited for making the muscle car segment popular in the early 1960s. Thus, between 1963 and 1974, across the span of four...

 
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Dresses in Custom Widebody Kit, Sees Life in Carbon Fiber Pink
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Dresses in Custom Widebody Kit, Sees Life in Carbon Fiber Pink

Produced between autumn 2007 and summer 2016, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X was – unfortunately – the tenth and final generation of the high-performance Lancer series. A swan song, indeed. Looking at the current state of Japa...

 
1969 Dodge Super Bee With 440ci Six Pack Will Make Everyone Go Green With Envy
1969 Dodge Super Bee With 440ci Six Pack Will Make Everyone Go Green With Envy

Normally, bees are winged insects sharing an evolutionary relationship with wasps and ants but have one of the most important natural roles on Earth (pollination). Plus, they (sometimes) also produce honey. But how about Super Bees? Well, tho...

 
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Lifted N300 Toyota Tacoma Feels Like a Virtual Fuchsia Queen on TXC 101 Forgiatos

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McLaren 650S Reveals Flashy Makeover to Feel Custom and Pretty All Over Again
McLaren 650S Reveals Flashy Makeover to Feel Custom and Pretty All Over Again

While McLaren has certainly moved on to newer 720S and 765LT shenanigans, some people still think their “older” 650S can stand out in a crowd with a little bit of custom help. And a flashy makeover, of course. McLaren Automotive ...

 
Clean Rolls-Royce Ghost Rides Lowered on RDB Wheels, Some Might Feel a Tad Blue
Clean Rolls-Royce Ghost Rides Lowered on RDB Wheels, Some Might Feel a Tad Blue

Just in case one did not know this trivia bit about Rolls-Royce, the company recently celebrated at the 2022 Rolls-Royce Owners Club Meet in San Diego no less than 114 years of existence for the Ghost nameplate. The meet was a stylish one be...

 
Classic Porsche 911 SC Gets Reimagined as Rotiform-Equipped Ducktail Restomod
Classic Porsche 911 SC Gets Reimagined as Rotiform-Equipped Ducktail Restomod

The story of the air-cooled Porsche 911 can easily get broken down into an innumerable set of puzzle pieces, but if you want the nutshell, it could have just two main chapters. That would be the classic 911 and 964 series. Of course, since t...

 

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