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Gabriel Nica

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Personal motto:

"You finally save up enough for your dream car and you get fired"

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Being born at around the same time as the Chernobyl disaster happened, Gabriel's addiction for cars was never questioned. His parents at first, and his friends later on, all thought that his addiction for everything that had 4 wheels was related to the toxic cloud of radiation that was circling the world at the time.

Fast forwarding to the 21st century, his passion became his life when he was adopted by the autoevolution team. Now he finally got to do what he liked, and bring joy to others as well while writing about the passion that's been radioactively infused into his DNA.
Engine Break-In: What You Need to Know
Engine Break-In: What You Need to Know

Its been an ongoing debate between various voices in the auto industry for quite some time now: must you or must you not break-in your brand new car’s engine? While a couple of years ago, the answer would’ve been obviously ‘YES&rs...

 
DIY: How to Update Your BMW iDrive System to the Newest Version [UPDATE]
DIY: How to Update Your BMW iDrive System to the Newest Version [UPDATE]

These update files improve Bluetooth communication with the car's multimedia system for new mobile devices. They are easy to install and the whole process can be done in a matter of minutes.   The BMW policy on this specific problem is ...

 
This Rusty Old BMW E28 5 Series Is Actually a Race Car
This Rusty Old BMW E28 5 Series Is Actually a Race Car

This year’s SEMA might be over, but its memory still lingers in our mind, especially since we got to see so many interesting creations from all sorts of tuners. One that was particularly interesting was this rusty old BMW E28 5 Series that st...

 
The Versatility of the Clubman’s Barn-Style Doors Showcased by MINI
The Versatility of the Clubman’s Barn-Style Doors Showcased by MINI

The new MINI Clubman is reaching showrooms around the world as we speak, and to emphasize what makes it a special vehicle, the British brand decided to post some videos of its unique features. The most important one probably lies in the back. Ev...

 
Celebrities Take Turns Posing with the BMW M4 GTS at GQ Men of the Year Awards
Celebrities Take Turns Posing with the BMW M4 GTS at GQ Men of the Year Awards

The German edition of the GQ Men of the Year Awards ceremony was held at the Komische Oper in the historic center of Berlin last night, and saw a plethora of celebrities from around the world flock to it, all coming in BMW cars. Yes, the German ...

 
BMW M4 GTS Sounds Underwhelming in the First Online Footage of Its Exhaust
BMW M4 GTS Sounds Underwhelming in the First Online Footage of Its Exhaust

We’ve seen the new BMW M4 GTS out testing on the Nurburgring a couple of times before the car was unveiled, but we couldn’t get a good reading on how it sounded back then. After many people had called the exhaust of the M3 and M4 underw...

 
Let Randy Pobst Show You How to Heel and Toe and More
Let Randy Pobst Show You How to Heel and Toe and More

It’s pretty obvious that if you want to have fun on a track, you need to drive a manual. Having three pedals and a proper clutch that allows you to keep control of your car can offer you one of the best feelings you can have behind the wheel,...

 
Lamborghini Huracan Takes on McLaren 570S Coupe in Acceleration Comparison
Lamborghini Huracan Takes on McLaren 570S Coupe in Acceleration Comparison

Earlier today, McLaren announced that the production of its Sports Series models had begun in Woking, with its new 570S Coupe. This prompted us to take a closer look at this new Porsche 911 Turbo S rival. Looking at the spec sheet, you quickly l...

 
Michael Jagamara Nelson’s BMW Art Car Shown in Detail
Michael Jagamara Nelson’s BMW Art Car Shown in Detail

The BMW Art Car project might’ve started as a daring endeavor back in the 1970s, but today it is much more than that, since it proves what can be achieved when massive amounts of passion are involved. Over the years, no less than 17 such cars...

 
Chelsea's Winger Willian Wants Us to Believe His NFS-Inspired M3 Is Remotely Controlled
Chelsea's Winger Willian Wants Us to Believe His NFS-Inspired M3 Is Remotely Controlled

The latest Need for Speed title is now out on shelves around the world and you’d be a fool not to play it. All the reviews coming in seem to be favorable and even high-profile stars appear to have fallen in love with it. The latest name on th...

 
Alpha-N Performance Proposes a 790 HP Ferrari 488 and a 680 HP California T
Alpha-N Performance Proposes a 790 HP Ferrari 488 and a 680 HP California T

It seems like moving to turbocharged engines in Maranello was good not only for the brand but for the tuners as well. The guys from Alpha-N Performance just revealed a couple of upgrades for the prancing horse brand, and they are impressive, to say...

 
Swiss Tuner DS Automobile Introduces a 530 PS BMW M4
Swiss Tuner DS Automobile Introduces a 530 PS BMW M4

You may not be very familiar with the DS Automobile tuning company, but that shouldn’t get in the way of checking out their work. Such is the case with the BMW M4 in front of you, created by the Swiss in collaboration with Hamann Motorsport. ...

 
2017 BMW X2 Spied in Munich, Dressed in White
2017 BMW X2 Spied in Munich, Dressed in White

Even though most of us didn’t believe BMW would actually launch an X2 anytime soon, as a coupe alternative to the X1, it seems that we’ve all been wrong. The car was spotted in prototype guise out testing for the first time back in Octo...

 
McLaren Kicks Off Production of Its Sports Series Models
McLaren Kicks Off Production of Its Sports Series Models

When McLaren announced its intention of launching even cheaper cars than we’ve been used to expect from the British brand, the world stopped and reflected for a while. That’s because Porsche’s iconic 911 Turbo and Turbo S models w...

 
2016 BMW X4 M40i Pricing to Start at $57,800, Aims at the Porsche Macan S
2016 BMW X4 M40i Pricing to Start at $57,800, Aims at the Porsche Macan S

The BMW X4 M40i was unveiled a while back, and although we were impressed with its straight-line performance, we still wondered what kind of price would be asked for it. According to recent info, the pricing for the M Performance automobile will st...

 
BMW M4 with M Performance Parts Wallpapers: The Thirst for Performance Is Real
BMW M4 with M Performance Parts Wallpapers: The Thirst for Performance Is Real

We never expected the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, which is currently taking place in Las Vegas, to bring some serious news from BMW. However, the Germans surprised us by bringing some exciting M Performance Parts to the...

 
This BMW E60 M5 Has 630 HP Without a Supercharger or a Turbo
This BMW E60 M5 Has 630 HP Without a Supercharger or a Turbo

If you’re into cars and know a thing or two about them and their engines, you probably also know that naturally aspirated units can’t be easily tuned to make more horsepower. Funnily enough, we had Steve Dinan tell us why that is, a whi...

 
M Performance Power Kit for the BMW 340i to Offer 360 HP and 369 lb-ft of Torque
M Performance Power Kit for the BMW 340i to Offer 360 HP and 369 lb-ft of Torque

As we told you a long time ago, the new BMW 340i will get a different M Performance Power kit that should kick things up a notch and allow it to compare to the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport model. While we’re waiting for an M Performance model...

 
BMW Shows the Versatile Character of the i3 by Turning It into Different Emergency Vehicles
BMW Shows the Versatile Character of the i3 by Turning It into Different Emergency Vehicles

BMW has been making emergency vehicles for over half a century, so you could say that it learned a thing or two over the years. All that experience is being showcased now, as the Germans have unveiled a new concept - a BMW i3 Fire Car. We’...

 
This BMW Z4 sDrive35i Has 400 HP and Can Be Yours
This BMW Z4 sDrive35i Has 400 HP and Can Be Yours

Usually when we meet a heavily tuned model on the Internet, the owners are extremely proud of their cars and less willing to part ways with it. Us being petrolheads ourselves can easily understand where they come from. Once a car is built, not boug...

 

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