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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.
Ford Unveils Sync Connect Technology, Enables Drivers to Access Their Cars Using an App
Ford Unveils Sync Connect Technology, Enables Drivers to Access Their Cars Using an App

Ford claims its Sync technology is the industry’s first system to widely and most affordably offer voice-activated technology to control smartphones. Currently available in 12 million vehicles globally, the carmaker has announced a new featur...

 
EICMA: 2016 Suzuki SV650 Is Lighter, Faster, and Smarter
EICMA: 2016 Suzuki SV650 Is Lighter, Faster, and Smarter

To meet the EURO 4 emission standards, Suzuki has revised the SV650 engine internals, thus improving the power output from 64hp to 75 hp. With the body being reviewed in detail, the Japanese motorcycle maker realized a weight reduction of 8 kg comp...

 
EICMA 2015: Ducati Renews Its Hypermotard Range with Increased Output
EICMA 2015: Ducati Renews Its Hypermotard Range with Increased Output

Aside from the looks - some minor carbon fiber improvements in the mudguard department and a raised comfort saddle with 20 mm of extra padding available as a Ducati Performance accessory - the 2016 Ducati Hypermotard has experienced a modest increa...

 
Toyota Will Use Garbage-Produced Electricity at Its Georgetown Plant
Toyota Will Use Garbage-Produced Electricity at Its Georgetown Plant

Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky, manufacturing plant will be the first to generate electricity from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill. The premiere is part of the company’s plan to virtual...

 
Justin Bieber’s 1965 Lincoln Continental Has Officially Been Pimped
Justin Bieber’s 1965 Lincoln Continental Has Officially Been Pimped

Justin Bieber has just released his new album Purpose, which means the young pop star is about to hit the road to promote his fresh creation. Whether or not he’s planning to use this classic Continental remains a secret fans are soon to disco...

 
Uber Is Testing a New Ride-Sharing Feature
Uber Is Testing a New Ride-Sharing Feature

There’s a natural difference between a regular cab, a Uber car, a ridesharing service, and all the hybrids in between. The 50 billion big U based in San Francisco wants it all, and it wants it now (sort of like Queen’s famous song). ...

 
Porsche: It’s Paul Walker's Fault He Died in the Accident
Porsche: It’s Paul Walker's Fault He Died in the Accident

Whether or not the regretted actor could have been saved has been discussed on several occasions before, and Meadow, the late Fast and Furious star’s only daughter, has recently filed a lawsuit against German luxury sportscar maker Porsche. I...

 
MINI Unveils Gentlemen’s Collection Inspired by Clubman
MINI Unveils Gentlemen’s Collection Inspired by Clubman

It was just about time for the MINI Clubman to become a lifestyle trademark (apparently). The German carmaker says their exclusive collection is not just the regular fashion gig often found in auto manufacturer’s lifestyle arms, but it comes ...

 
BeeLine Uses Google Maps to Show Cyclists the Way
BeeLine Uses Google Maps to Show Cyclists the Way

This innovative product we’re talking about is a handlebar-mounted device the size of a bigger timepiece that shows two things: direction and distance. A modern compass if you want, BeeLine merely points you in the general direction of your d...

 
Stormtroopers and Starfighter Pilots Take Over Changi Airport As X-wing and TIE Fighter "Land"
Stormtroopers and Starfighter Pilots Take Over Changi Airport As X-wing and TIE Fighter "Land"

When you check out at the airport after a long flight, the last thing you expect is to realize you’re still dreaming and are a long way from home. But that must have been what passengers getting off their airplane had to feel last week in Sin...

 
This Auto Union Streamliner Lookalike Could Have Been a High-Speed Record Car
This Auto Union Streamliner Lookalike Could Have Been a High-Speed Record Car

Even to this day, Auto Union’s Type C Stromlinie looks more like a UFO on wheels than a race car, but in 1937 it was the most powerful development stage of the Auto Union 16-cylinder racing car. The peculiar vehicle above looks similar to the...

 
What Choices Wheelchair-Bound Petrolheads Have
What Choices Wheelchair-Bound Petrolheads Have

Almost one in five Americans suffers from a physical or cognitive disability. The estimated 54 million people affected are from all walks of life, from famous Hollywood stars to small town military heroes. They say life should not stop people from ...

 
Mickey Rourke and Carl Weathers Deliver Flowers in New Nissan Van Commercial
Mickey Rourke and Carl Weathers Deliver Flowers in New Nissan Van Commercial

The two Hollywood veterans are covering the lead parts in a new Nissan Vans commercial that is celebrating its rugged line of vehicles. Along with Raymond Cruz and Teresa Ruiz, the two actors star in a new action-packed online short parody and four...

 
Charlie Brown and Snoopy Will Drive a Mercedes-Benz V-Class for Their New Movie
Charlie Brown and Snoopy Will Drive a Mercedes-Benz V-Class for Their New Movie

The 3D computer-animated comedy featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy is the fifth full-length Peanuts film and the first feature in 35 years. Daimler managed to include its Mercedes V-Class in the promotional gigs running throughout the month, as The...

 
Swiss Scientists Develop Cheap Battery Made of Materials That Are Abundant
Swiss Scientists Develop Cheap Battery Made of Materials That Are Abundant

Most of the drivers that get to hold the wheel of a Tesla Model S love the way it drives, and it’s not the only EV model to trigger such reactions in petrolheads. Storing electricity harvested from the sun, wind or water is a pretty good idea...

 
Watching Kylie Jenner Present Her Luxury Car Collection Is Odd
Watching Kylie Jenner Present Her Luxury Car Collection Is Odd

Thanks to her mother’s obsession for all things glamorous, beauty, cosmetics and a famous rapper boyfriend, the car world is inevitably talking about an 18-year-old girl who owns four luxury cars. Rolls-Royce Ghost, Ferrari 458 Spider, Merced...

 
Mini Roadster Simulator Is the Perfect Christmas Gift If You Can Afford It
Mini Roadster Simulator Is the Perfect Christmas Gift If You Can Afford It

Merge a Shelby Roadster with a MINI Roadster and add a bit of childhood innocence and you may end up with this contraption. It’s an expensive Christmas present alright, but it raises to its price considering it may as well turn your kid into ...

 
Turn Your Kid into a Petrolhead with This Toy Mobile Workshop
Turn Your Kid into a Petrolhead with This Toy Mobile Workshop

What better way to spend the weekend than showing your kid why you pay so much time working on that rusty Stang? He may be just a child now, but one day he’ll ask the car to go to prom, and you’d better prep him now if you want to make ...

 
FAA to Start Testing System That Will Allow Drones to Fly Safely
FAA to Start Testing System That Will Allow Drones to Fly Safely

Having drones deliver packages for giant companies such as eBay or Amazon seems like the natural step the electronic commerce should take. But that is not a good enough reason for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to give them the green lig...

 
China Has Developed an Aircraft “Wrap” to Keep Their Jet Fighters Under the Radar
China Has Developed an Aircraft “Wrap” to Keep Their Jet Fighters Under the Radar

An expensive car may look smoother once a professional aftermarket garage upgrades it with the utmost enhancements, but when it comes to all things aviation-related, design is replaced by utility. That is why the Chinese layer scientists have deter...

 

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