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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.
The Force Is Strong with Fiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper
The Force Is Strong with Fiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper

As of September 2015, the Nissan Leaf is leading the sales chart with 85,952 units sold, followed by the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with 82,261 units. Ranking next is the all-electric Tesla Model S with about 55,520 units and the Toyota Prius Pl...

 
World’s Largest Aircraft Floats for the First Time, Will Be Ready for Flight Next Year
World’s Largest Aircraft Floats for the First Time, Will Be Ready for Flight Next Year

It’s capable to carry up to 10 tonnes of cargo and fly half way round the world on a single tank of fuel. It’s low noise, low pollution, and environmentally-friendly. And it’s big, very big. Considered the modern replacement of th...

 
Custom Built 2007 Range Rover Sport Owned by David Beckham Goes to Auction
Custom Built 2007 Range Rover Sport Owned by David Beckham Goes to Auction

If the Kardashians have a soft spot for the boxy Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, the Beckhams are mad about the Range Rover. The Manchester United legend is well known for his ties with the fashion world, but he never left his car style behind. This exclusi...

 
Robot Hits Human Volunteers to Find Out If It Hurts
Robot Hits Human Volunteers to Find Out If It Hurts

Artificial Intelligence may be the smart way humans will slowly back out of heavy industry factories and let robots do the hard work. However, to trust machines with such a job, scientists, users of human-robot collaboration and robot manufacturers...

 
Europe’s Most Successful Kickstarter Project Terminates Its Operation Before Delivery
Europe’s Most Successful Kickstarter Project Terminates Its Operation Before Delivery

Crowdfunding must be one of the greatest business solutions for start-ups the world has seen, but it has its hiccups. Naturally, the fact that pledgers have to assume a risk when they decide to back a new project is the biggest setback, but rarely ...

 
World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane Is Developed to Teach Kids About Engineering
World’s First Solar-Powered Airplane Is Developed to Teach Kids About Engineering

Your back hurts bad enough for you to want something else for your kids. You don’t need them to spend countless hours sitting in a chair at the office when it comes to learning. Building things with their own hands and then using those things...

 
Eve Moneypenny Actress Premieres Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the US in a Swimsuit
Eve Moneypenny Actress Premieres Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the US in a Swimsuit

Those who have seen the last installment of the James Bond franchise have probably observed that even though Jaguar Land Rover has provided the proper machinery, the car chasing scenes were not that spectacular. The Evoque convertible luxury SUV in...

 
Range Rover Drives Over Origami Bridge to Celebrate 45th Anniversary in China
Range Rover Drives Over Origami Bridge to Celebrate 45th Anniversary in China

It took three days for the five-meter freestanding structure to unfold in the ancient water city of Suzhou. Land Rover has driven its flagship luxury SUV across the bridge in an event held ahead of the Guangzhou Motor Show in China. Often nickn...

 
Tesla Wants Gigafactory 2 to Be Based in Germany - Report
Tesla Wants Gigafactory 2 to Be Based in Germany - Report

Tesla Motors is spreading its tentacles quite fast, or at least that seems to be the premium EV maker’s business plan for the coming years. Elon Musk said it even before it mounted the first solar panel on top of the massive structure in Reno...

 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Uses Volvo XC90’s Semi-Autonomous Feature
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Uses Volvo XC90’s Semi-Autonomous Feature

Eight years ago, Volvo Cars announced that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured following an accident in a new Volvo car. To assure that plan will actually become reality, the Swedish carmaker is already using semi-autonomous featur...

 
HondaJet Is Ready to Fly in the U.S.
HondaJet Is Ready to Fly in the U.S.

As you may have heard, Honda has been busy developing a new type of private jet it claims it’s the world’s most advanced light plane. Its unique over-the-wing engine mount is just one of the things that set it apart from the models curr...

 
EICMA 2015: Horex Makes Comeback with 2016 VR6
EICMA 2015: Horex Makes Comeback with 2016 VR6

After a rather surprising announcement that the company filed for bankruptcy in September last year, Horex has once again raised from the ashes as the new owners have just unveiled its narrow-angle, six-cylinder engine. It should be said that both ...

 
Space Mining Bill Passes Congress, Star Wars May Happen
Space Mining Bill Passes Congress, Star Wars May Happen

It is well known that there’s no stake without a proper investment plan whatever the business may be. When it comes to mining, those stakes are valued at billions of dollars, and that’s without leaving the planet. Imagine how big the de...

 
Classics, Muscle Cars and Hollywood Stars to Be Offered at December Mecum Auction
Classics, Muscle Cars and Hollywood Stars to Be Offered at December Mecum Auction

Mecum Auctions is most likely one of the most successful auction houses in the industry regarding record bids and unique lots. Its second Austin, Texas collector car auction that will take place on December 11-12 should once again make the headline...

 
Floyd Mayweather Buys Mercedes-Benz C-Class for His First Born’s 16th Anniversary
Floyd Mayweather Buys Mercedes-Benz C-Class for His First Born’s 16th Anniversary

You won’t hear Floyd Mayweather's son singing Janis Joplin’ famous “Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz” line anytime soon. And it’s not because the recently-turned-16 teenager has a different taste in...

 
Ford Unveils Free Charging Infrastructure for 2016 C-Max Energi
Ford Unveils Free Charging Infrastructure for 2016 C-Max Energi

Nissan calls its program “No Charge to Charge;” Tesla Motors offers several options with a significant array of superchargers. And now, Ford. One thing is clear as the bright blue sky; the industry needs the infrastructure if it wants i...

 
BMW Goes Beast Mode on the i3, but It’s Only for 50 Buyers
BMW Goes Beast Mode on the i3, but It’s Only for 50 Buyers

Compared to the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Model S, BMW’s all-electric urban car still has some ground to cover. However, as of September 2015, global cumulative i3 sales totaled over 34,000 units. It’s a popular EV, there’s no ques...

 
EICMA 2015: Troy Bayliss Introduces 2016 Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro
EICMA 2015: Troy Bayliss Introduces 2016 Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

After several years of decrease in motorcycle enthusiasm, the industry is finally getting back on its feet or, better put, on its rear wheel. At least that seems to be the vibe for the Bolognese-based bike maker, considering it has experienced a 20...

 
Grasp Fingerprint Bike Lock Is New Age Anti-Theft Gizmo <span>· Video, Photo Gallery</span>
Grasp Fingerprint Bike Lock Is New Age Anti-Theft Gizmo · Video, Photo Gallery

Paying $160 to secure your bicycle may seem a little expensive, but if the green two-wheeler is your daily commute, you may want to consider this thing. Sure, this is not the regular bicycle grip, thinking that its biometric fingerprint sensor prov...

 
Underground Man Cave Is the Royal Luxury Car Hideout
Underground Man Cave Is the Royal Luxury Car Hideout

The big difference between a castle and a palace is that the latter is not fortified. Built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages, they were designed to protect a lord or noble. However, this specially designed underground garage cou...

 

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