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Ionut Ungureanu

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When he was sitting in the passenger seat of a modified Dacia and saw his older friend blindly storm the intersection, Ionut realized it was time to get his own driver’s license. He waited to turn the right age since, back then, he was still in high school. He did learn one thing from those aspiring racers he used to hang out with: hold the wheel of the car you’re in.

When it comes to his preferences, our newest team member will always want to get the oldest ride in the barn. He’ll be the first to try a steam-engined car and will probably start a random discussion about it. Modern designs are rarely going to his likes, but when we tease him with annoying questions, our “celebrities specialist” will eventually admit hypercars are what he dreams of.

Personal motto: It’s later than you think, so push the pedal.
Self-Driving Cars Will Be the End of Domestic Flights, Audi Strategist Claims
Self-Driving Cars Will Be the End of Domestic Flights, Audi Strategist Claims

With the fast development of self-driving cars, drivers have started discussing what the streets will look like in the future. While city officials around the world are slowly allowing carmakers to test their autonomous cars on the road, vice presi...

 
Robot Moving in Four Directions Without Twisting Could Reinvent the Wheel
Robot Moving in Four Directions Without Twisting Could Reinvent the Wheel

Here’s one case when claiming somebody is reinventing the wheel actually applies. Sure, it’s not some odd technology or a different type of material that makes it special, it’s just a different approach if you wish. It may hav...

 
Akram Ojjeh’s Son Is a Player Who Loves Cats and Hypercars
Akram Ojjeh’s Son Is a Player Who Loves Cats and Hypercars

Famous for founding Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG), Akram Ojjeh was a Syria-born Saudi business magnate who brokered the sale of tanks, aircraft, Thomson electronic equipment to Saudi Arabia and large French purchases of oil. His youngest son...

 
NFL Star Reggie Bush Buys Bentley Flying Spur for His Mom on Her 50th Anniversary
NFL Star Reggie Bush Buys Bentley Flying Spur for His Mom on Her 50th Anniversary

Reggie Bush’s NFL career may be filled with ups and downs, and even some controversies, but it’s safe to say that, when it comes to his private life, nothing is more important than family. The famed footballer must have caused quite the...

 
New South Wales Is Another State Where Self-Balancing Scooters Are Banned
New South Wales Is Another State Where Self-Balancing Scooters Are Banned

As you may have heard, the United Kingdom is not excited about that Segway-without-a-stick lookalike self-balancing scooter that celebrities pose with nowadays. It’s not because they like to take gizmo lovers’ toys away, it’s just...

 
$17 Million 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Goes to Auction
$17 Million 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Goes to Auction

Back in the 1960s, Aston Martin and Ferrari were in a big race to take the podium, literally. The British sportscar maker introduced the DB4GT as a direct competitor to the Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta. It wasn’t good enough, though, so it turn...

 
Lamborghinis Are Not That Precious to Younger Generation Drivers, Apparently
Lamborghinis Are Not That Precious to Younger Generation Drivers, Apparently

How do Obafemi Martins’ 4-year-old son and a YouTube teenager connect with Lamborghini? Well, one has a rich footballer as a dad, the other has millions of viewers watching him doing pranks and other foolish things. Both seem to have somethin...

 
U.S. Traffic Mortality Numbers on the Rise Because of Better Economy and Lower Gas Prices
U.S. Traffic Mortality Numbers on the Rise Because of Better Economy and Lower Gas Prices

The number of traffic deaths had been decreasing for about a decade, but a new report from the National Traffic Safety Administration shows that casualties caused by traffic-related accidents have risen by 8% in the first six months of this year. S...

 
Your Kid Wants These Things Really Bad, and You May Want One Too
Your Kid Wants These Things Really Bad, and You May Want One Too

Trucks, buses, airplanes, you name it, they’re all made of wood and can turn into robots. Transformers? No, way better. These toys take Lego bricks and put them to shame in a blink of an eye. It’s wood that makes them feel natural. ...

 
Jeremy Clarkson's Fracas Will Be Remembered Thanks to the Hotel Where It Happened
Jeremy Clarkson's Fracas Will Be Remembered Thanks to the Hotel Where It Happened

Spring regularly is a time of rebirth, but for the famous Top Gear trio it was the end of a long story that lasted for more than a decade. The end of the BBC motoring show kept the headlines for quite a while, but like anything human on this planet...

 
Women Grew Fond of Audi Cars in China, and the Company Likes It
Women Grew Fond of Audi Cars in China, and the Company Likes It

With China’s economic motors slightly slowing down, luxury products tend to experience a curb. The premium buyers remain of the utmost importance for the likes of Audi, since the carmaker has been growing for several years now. A key factor i...

 
Audi’s Emergency Connect Suite Will Include Human Touch
Audi’s Emergency Connect Suite Will Include Human Touch

Earlier this year, the EU has decided that all vehicles sold on the old continent will have emergency in-car calling as a standard feature by 2018. Audi has recently announced that it has selected SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services to provide the ...

 
Uber Settles Lawsuit over Faux Airport Fee Toll, Agrees to Pay $1.8 Million
Uber Settles Lawsuit over Faux Airport Fee Toll, Agrees to Pay $1.8 Million

Uber is growing at an incredible pace, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always fair about its services. This recent settlement stands as proof that not everything it tells its customers is actually true. For instance, the San Francisco g...

 
Volvo Unveils New In-Car Delivery Service to Help Customers with Christmas Shopping
Volvo Unveils New In-Car Delivery Service to Help Customers with Christmas Shopping

Just in time for famous online shopping days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Volvo Cars has developed a new delivery service that is here to help its customers make the best out of their holidays. The Swedish carmaker claims it has launched ...

 
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Safely Lands Rocket Leaving SpaceX One Step Behind
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Safely Lands Rocket Leaving SpaceX One Step Behind

Terminal velocity implies there’s a limit to the speed that can be attained by an object as it falls through the air. It’s secondary school physics, and it’s what proves that Blue Origin’s recent suborbital flight and contro...

 
Volkswagen’s Hometown Factory Makes 3D Smart Glasses Standard Equipment
Volkswagen’s Hometown Factory Makes 3D Smart Glasses Standard Equipment

Have you ever been to Wolfsburg in Germany? Most likely the answer to this question is no, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard that it’s the country’s richest city in terms of GDP per capita. Famous for being the hometow...

 
Jeremy Clarkson Says We Should Leave Terrorists Alone Until People Get Bored of Them
Jeremy Clarkson Says We Should Leave Terrorists Alone Until People Get Bored of Them

Some petrolheads still argue whether it’s controversy and pride or his love for cars that made Jeremy Clarkson famous. If one simply read the former Top Gear lead presenter’s latest The Sun column, that dilemma may be solved in a matter...

 
Fiat Chrysler Partners Up with Three Largest Music Companies in the US
Fiat Chrysler Partners Up with Three Largest Music Companies in the US

If you want the so-called Millennials (consider it a fancy word for young people usually over 18) to buy your car, you’ll need to find a way to be cool. That’s the latest gig in marketing, and the industry is already using it more than ...

 
California’s Disneyland PeopleMover Car Sells for a Whopping $471,500
California’s Disneyland PeopleMover Car Sells for a Whopping $471,500

There’s quite a big chance that you’ve traveled in this car yourself, but even if you haven’t, there’s no way you didn’t hear of it, considering it’s one of the icons of Walt Disney’s epic theme parks. The...

 
Inflatable Ferryboat Can Carry a Car and Save You Money
Inflatable Ferryboat Can Carry a Car and Save You Money

Assuming that you’re crossing a lake every day to work, and you’re willing to make a long-term investment, spending $10,000 on a huge inflatable platform is worth the money. Sure, it can also transport 50 or more people with the same ea...

 

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