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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.
Ferrari Unveils New Limited Edition Timepiece: It’s All About That Race
Ferrari Unveils New Limited Edition Timepiece: It’s All About That Race

Because you know Ferrari is all about that race, about that race. It’s thanks to Scuderia Ferrari that the Italian lifestyle branch will always insert track features into its new collections, which is the case this time too. Part of the Fall/...

 
Audi Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Somerville to Improve Traffic
Audi Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Somerville to Improve Traffic

In the context of this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress (which has just closed its doors), Audi unveiled its plan to develop an urban strategy for the city of Somerville, a small city near Boston. Seen as a role model for “smart ci...

 
Scientists Create Light-Driven Nanosubmarines the Size of a Molecule
Scientists Create Light-Driven Nanosubmarines the Size of a Molecule

About 28 years ago, Steven Spielberg would once again surprise the world with a huge hit that told the story of a scientifically miniaturized marine unexpectedly finding itself floating inside the body of a hypochondriac. The movie was called Inner...

 
Scientists Build Electronic Circuits Inside a Rose and This Could Help with Future Fuel Cells
Scientists Build Electronic Circuits Inside a Rose and This Could Help with Future Fuel Cells

This truly is what you’d call an electrified rose, but it’s not thanks to its abilities to nurture love and happiness. This is a rose that could revolutionize how we see fuel cells, and it’s based on controlling and interfacing wi...

 
You Just Missed the Chance to Dress like Steve McQueen
You Just Missed the Chance to Dress like Steve McQueen

Four years ago, the motorsport fan community was all enthusiastic about this particular racing suit Steve McQueen wore in the 1971 film LeMans. The estimated price it would go under the hammer was $140,000. Today, the same iconic outfit is once aga...

 
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Keeps Getting Supercar Gifts, but He Can’t Drive Them
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Keeps Getting Supercar Gifts, but He Can’t Drive Them

They don’t call him The Rock for nought, just as a random nickname someone gave him - Dwayne Johnson really is a big fellow. At 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m), the 43-year-old actor is often seen doing pop-up night sessions at the gym; this guy lives for...

 
Fiat Cuts 124 Spider Ad Starring Charlie Sheen Before Official Reveal
Fiat Cuts 124 Spider Ad Starring Charlie Sheen Before Official Reveal

It’s not exactly clear whether it was Romanian beauty Catrinel Menghia or Charlie Sheen who made Fiat’s Abarth advertorials that successful, but they sure helped with the launch of the beefed-up version of the 500 in the US. However, th...

 
Cute Terrier Honks the Horn When Owner Takes Too Long in the Store
Cute Terrier Honks the Horn When Owner Takes Too Long in the Store

Nobody likes the annoying type of driver who keeps his hand on the honk all the way through the intersection, so when you hear that irritating sound going on for minutes, you must be wondering what is going on. The lady in the video below was among...

 
Famous and Rich People Will Have Their Special Terminal at LAX
Famous and Rich People Will Have Their Special Terminal at LAX

Haters will keep on hating, and paparazzi will keep taking pictures; which is probably why Los Angeles International Airport officials have decided to do something about it, on Thursday. It’s called the “remote lounge,” and it req...

 
NASA Signs Contract with SpaceX for 2017 First Crew Mission
NASA Signs Contract with SpaceX for 2017 First Crew Mission

NASA is not only depending on the Russian Federal Space Agency for each transport to the International Space Station but it’s also paying a lot of money for each trip. At the moment, it takes $70 million per seat for each ride. This will chan...

 
Tesla Recalls All Its 90,000 Model S Because of Front Seat Belt Problem Found in One Car
Tesla Recalls All Its 90,000 Model S Because of Front Seat Belt Problem Found in One Car

It’s safety that is of the utmost importance for any carmaker these days. After major recalls that involved even fatal accidents, it truly is better to be safe than sorry. Tesla is recalling all its premium electric sedans for just one faulty...

 
Off-Road Racer RJ Anderson Turns Abandoned Warehouse into His Personal Playground
Off-Road Racer RJ Anderson Turns Abandoned Warehouse into His Personal Playground

The new Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS is a 144-horsepower beast designed for mad men. With its completely upgraded cooling system, driveline, and brakes, it’s a beast born out of the eagerness to turn dirt into pieces and vanish into the dust it l...

 
Interview with Faraday Future's Bosses Proves Tesla Motors' Competitor Will Use AI
Interview with Faraday Future's Bosses Proves Tesla Motors' Competitor Will Use AI

Tesla Motors may have revolutionized some parts of the automotive industry, but there’s room for smarter, more intuitive cars in the world, apparently. The extremely discreet Faraday Future start-up says it will be taking things where the pre...

 
Ford’s Drug Driving Suit Makes Its Wearer Feel as If They're on Ecstasy <span>· Video, Photo Gallery</span>
Ford’s Drug Driving Suit Makes Its Wearer Feel as If They're on Ecstasy · Video, Photo Gallery

No less than 8.8 million 15 to 24-year-olds used cannabis and 2.3 million in the same age group took cocaine last year in Europe. And that’s just one of the several estimates which prove that educating young people not to drive under the infl...

 
Maserati Unveils One-of-a-Kind Bicycle Developed with Cipollini
Maserati Unveils One-of-a-Kind Bicycle Developed with Cipollini

Call it eccentric, but the way Maserati does marketing remains well rooted in the company’s home country. This time around, the luxury carmaker has partnered up with another high-end Italian manufacturer that instead of cars makes high-perfor...

 
NASA Is Working on a Probe That Will Land on Europa
NASA Is Working on a Probe That Will Land on Europa

Earlier this year, NASA announced that it had decided to work on a solar-powered spacecraft that would launch in 2020, and after reaching the Jupiter system, fall into a long orbit around the gas giant. What it didn’t mention was that a lande...

 
Volvo Cars and Microsoft Partner Up, Preview Untethered Holographic Configuration
Volvo Cars and Microsoft Partner Up, Preview Untethered Holographic Configuration

Imagine you’re walking in your local mall and stop by a pop-up dealership. You strap on Microsoft’s HoloLens and start configuring your next car. You opt for the vehicle’s features on a powerful, wearable computer that mixes holog...

 
Kevin, Stuart, and Bob Will Tour the Country in a Ford Transit Connect Minionwagon
Kevin, Stuart, and Bob Will Tour the Country in a Ford Transit Connect Minionwagon

Despite the mixed critical response, Minions grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, surpassing both Despicable Me films. It’s safe to say the movie is a blockbuster, and Universal Pictures knows it still has great potential. That’s why th...

 
Elon Musk Will Personally Conduct Job Interviews with Software Programmers for Tesla’s Autopilot
Elon Musk Will Personally Conduct Job Interviews with Software Programmers for Tesla’s Autopilot

Yes, Tesla Motors is hiring. Yes, Elon Musk tweeted the announcement some hours ago. And yes, the Tesla's CEO will conduct the job interviews in person. The premium EV maker is about three years away from allowing its cars to drive themselves,...

 
Carjackers Steal Vehicle with Child Inside, Take Him to School After
Carjackers Steal Vehicle with Child Inside, Take Him to School After

Let’s face it, humans are all born good people, it’s the lemons that life gives that sometimes forces them to make bad decisions. A wrong call was what two car thieves made recently, when they discovered there was a slight setback with ...

 

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