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Dan Marinescu

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Since his early childhood, Dan developed an avid passion for cars and, now he sees himself as a genuine petrolhead. His enthusiasm comes from his father, an automotive engineer. They love to reminisce about the days when his dad showed him the inner workings of an engine and why everything does what it does.

He remembers watching all the famous TV shows in his childhood, playing racing games, or devouring documentaries. Dan seriously hates today's television programs but manages to remain up-to-date on everything automotive-related from Youtube or by reading articles.

Nowadays, Dan works in the medical field. After countless late-night hour study sessions, many sacrifices, and passing through maybe hundreds of tests and exams, he now is a resident doctor trying to get on the right path in this vast and overwhelming domain. After all, repairing engines may not be that different from making patients feel better and we can all agree that humans are the most complex and fascinating machines.

Dan loves to express himself in writing. When he feels motivated and reaches a state of flow, he becomes one with the keyboard. Hours fly while words come by with great satisfaction. He loves the creative process and gets a high when everything comes together perfectly.

Being a member of autoevolution enables Dan to pursue his love for automobiles, his burning desire to write and be creative, also detaching him from everyday struggles. He is thrilled to be part of the team and hopes to be the source of many intriguing topics.
Shelby GT500KR: The 900 HP King of the Road Celebrates the Company's 60 Years of Existance
Shelby GT500KR: The 900 HP King of the Road Celebrates the Company's 60 Years of Existance

Shelby American is one of the most famous high-performance vehicle manufacturers, especially in the US but also, they enjoy massive worldwide support among muscle car enthusiasts. The name has its roots back in 1962 when former racing driver Carrol...

 
GR Sport Toyota Land Cruiser LC300: Off-Road Icon Dressed Up in Its Most Athletic Form
GR Sport Toyota Land Cruiser LC300: Off-Road Icon Dressed Up in Its Most Athletic Form

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The 1966 Datsun Sports From Japanese Classics: The Cleanest Fairlady Retro Build There Is

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De Tomaso P72: Unmatched Italian Elegance Powered by an All-American Powerhouse

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The sports utility vehicle (SUV) market is glowing hot right now, and automakers are trying to take advantage of every opportunity this trend has to offer. From regular to luxury or performance vehicles, from gas-powered to hybrid or electric drive...

 
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The alluring thought of a modern reinterpretation of retro vehicles has become more and more widespread, in recent times, in the automotive industry, albeit for companies and car enthusiasts alike. Considering today's increasing demands for h...

 
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One of the most lusted-after luxury vehicles on the market, the Rolls Royce (RR) Cullinan is the brand's first attempt at a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and their first model to feature an all-wheel-drive system. It came to the market a few ye...

 
Throwback to a Time When Volkswagen Wedged a Bentley W12 Engine Inside an Mk5 Golf
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The 2022 Emira: Lotus Says Goodbye to the Combustion Engine With Help From AMG and Toyota
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The Lotus Emira was first presented to the public at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Showcasing many design similarities with the brand's high-performance model, the Evija, the new Emira is intended to replace three outgoing models from t...

 
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2022 Range Rover: Even More Luxurious, Hybrid and All-Electric Variants Expected Soon

The Range Rover is the most iconic 4x4 vehicle produced by the Land Rover brand. It first went into production in 1970 as an off-road workhorse, but with each new generation, the model became more and more lavish, nowadays being one of the most lux...

 
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Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) released last year the T.50, their McLaren F1-inspired road car that enjoyed resounding success among automotive and motorsport enthusiasts and sold out in just 48 hours. The model features state-of-art aerodynamic te...

 
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A beautiful car can be such a great motivator for a young enthusiast's mind. Not few are the stories of successful people who got their goal-achieving incentive from aspiring at that supercar that went by them on their way from school, for ex...

 
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The 7X Rayo: A Longtail Lambo Huracan With Bespoke Styling, Two Turbos, and Almost 2000 Hp

The art of coachbuilding becomes more and more scarce as the years go by, and the automotive industry becomes even more automatized and digitalized. Handbuilt projects become a rarity as modern technology takes over and, when something of this kind...

 
One of the Rarest AMG Model in History is Actually a Minivan: The Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG
One of the Rarest AMG Model in History is Actually a Minivan: The Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG

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Let's Not Forget the 2019 ZR1- the Most Powerful Front-Engined Corvette Chevy Ever Built

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