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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.
Dubai Buys 20 Jetpacks for Its Firefighters
Dubai Buys 20 Jetpacks for Its Firefighters

Dubai is serious when it comes to its first responders. Its special Police force has hypercars and exotics; its officers use Google Glasses to identify bad drivers and now, this. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise building...

 
46 GM Production Plants Are Also Quasi-Wildlife Sanctuaries
46 GM Production Plants Are Also Quasi-Wildlife Sanctuaries

GM has had problems before, Volkswagen is having them now, and some critics in the industry claim there’s no carmaker out there that is not polluting in one way or another. You may consider eco-conscious drivers as a minority, but it appears ...

 
Steve McQueen’s Son Explains Why You Should See the Movie About His Father
Steve McQueen’s Son Explains Why You Should See the Movie About His Father

The story behind Steve McQueen’s film still triggers the interest of younger generation race aspiring drivers, and that proves how passionate the King of Cool was about motorsport. As to how much race car driving has evolved from the late 196...

 
The Producer Jeremy Clarkson Punched in the Face Is Suing Him and BBC
The Producer Jeremy Clarkson Punched in the Face Is Suing Him and BBC

Jeremy Clarkson's exaggerated reaction to a cold meal led to the end of an iconic motoring show, perhaps the most famous in the world. As it was expected, the entire Top Gear crew would soon find a new home, namely Amazon Prime. However, a pun...

 
Porsche 918 Spyder Steals the International Dubai Motor Show As It Joins the City’s Police Fleet
Porsche 918 Spyder Steals the International Dubai Motor Show As It Joins the City’s Police Fleet

A while ago, there were talks about how tighter Dubai property rules proved even the opulent sometimes need to cut short. UAE’s expensive city is known for luxury shopping, architecture and extravagance, yet for the first time in a long while...

 
Honda Promotes Its 2016 Civic with New One Direction Ad
Honda Promotes Its 2016 Civic with New One Direction Ad

One Direction is a famous pop boyband that has been going through some changes lately, but most of them matter little to petrolheads. The band's new Made in The A.M. album, however, is somewhat related to Honda’s all-new Civic, as they h...

 
Nissan Extends Juke’s Color Studio, Will Have Street Artists Battle at LA Auto Show
Nissan Extends Juke’s Color Studio, Will Have Street Artists Battle at LA Auto Show

Los Angeles is considered by many the hometown of car customization. It’s also why Nissan chose it to offer a special personalization program called Note Color Studio last year. The Japanese carmaker has now announced it will extend the servi...

 
Cristiano Ronaldo Buys New Jet
Cristiano Ronaldo Buys New Jet

Why waste time booking business class tickets or having your crew lease jets whenever you need to promote a movie about yourself? He may sacrifice a lot to be successful - according to his movie trailer anyway - but money is not an issue for this f...

 
Google Self-Driving Car Gets Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly
Google Self-Driving Car Gets Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly

It’s quite known that Google’s bubble cars have been driving themselves on the streets for quite a while now. Sure, they regularly have a programmer in the passenger seat taking notes and making sure all the proper modifications are wri...

 
Volkswagen Fined $13.2 Million by Brazil’s Environmental Agency over Amarok Emissions
Volkswagen Fined $13.2 Million by Brazil’s Environmental Agency over Amarok Emissions

Both the U.S. and the European Union are currently running their investigations over Volkswagen’s emission cheat. Similar actions happen worldwide, as the light at the end of the tunnel still seems to be far, far away for the old continent&rs...

 
BMW Will Supply Powertrain Components to Karma Automotive
BMW Will Supply Powertrain Components to Karma Automotive

Fisker Automotive is born (2007). Fisker claims to be Tesla Motors’ direct competitor. Fisker goes bankrupt (2013). Chinese auto parts manufacturer Wanxiang buys the company (2014) and then announces a re-launch of the carmaker. Wanxiang part...

 
Uber Partners Up with Navigation Company TomTom
Uber Partners Up with Navigation Company TomTom

As it was previously reported on numerous occasions, Uber has been looking for a good enough navigation company they would eventually use for their alleged autonomous car fleet. Since the process towards a self-driving taxi is still ongoing, the Sa...

 
5-Story Car Vending Machine Is the Coolest Way to Pick Up Your New Ride
5-Story Car Vending Machine Is the Coolest Way to Pick Up Your New Ride

Insert a coin (an actual coin the folks at the dealership give you), push the right button, and the car is yours. If vending machines are still popular, it has to be for the visual effect and the confidence they offer - what you see is what you get...

 
Ford Explains How Active Noise Control Turns Your Car into a Buzz-Canceling Machine
Ford Explains How Active Noise Control Turns Your Car into a Buzz-Canceling Machine

Whether it’s a matter of choice or passion, most of the petrolheads can’t stand the noise. While on the road, unwanted sounds “attack” the driver much like mosquitos do with fishermen in the summer. If not from outside the v...

 
Japan's New Passenger Jet Completes First Flight
Japan's New Passenger Jet Completes First Flight

It’s been quite the race between aviation-aspiring players to prove they’re back on track. First, China unleashed their narrow-body jet capable of seating 168 passengers, and now, Japan showed they’re back in business. Developed b...

 
Russian BMW M6 Owner Gets Special Letter After Failing to Pay $10,000 Worth Penalties
Russian BMW M6 Owner Gets Special Letter After Failing to Pay $10,000 Worth Penalties

A fast search online will prove that Westminster - an area of central London within the City of Westminster - is not the place where bad parking is possible. But this Russian BMW M6 owner seems to have a complete lack of interest in the city’...

 
Dubai Inspired This One-of-a-Kind Rolls-Royce Ghost Golf
Dubai Inspired This One-of-a-Kind Rolls-Royce Ghost Golf

2015 Dubai International Motor Show started on Tuesday and runs through November 14, 2015. It’s the place where luxury and abundance feels at home, which means Rolls-Royce had to be present. They took a rather peculiar stance this time, and i...

 
Lyft Is Driving Justin Bieber Around, and You Can Meet Him
Lyft Is Driving Justin Bieber Around, and You Can Meet Him

Remember when Justin Bieber’s then unreleased single came in at No. 4 in the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks of August 15 chart? It’s called “What Do You Mean,” and it’s part of the pop singer’s new album, “...

 
Tyga’s 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Just Got Ruined
Tyga’s 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Just Got Ruined

Travis Barker used to come up with the greatest beats back in the day Blink-182 was big. Nowadays, he’s busy posing in rap videos with the likes of Kid Ink and Ty Dolla Sign, which may pass as odd. Another rapper he worked with is Tyga, and s...

 
Car-Renting Millennials Get Better As They Grow Up: Study
Car-Renting Millennials Get Better As They Grow Up: Study

Millennials or those who are part of the Generation Y (born between 1977 and 1994) become better customers as they grow up - a new study has found. They are also those who drive a surge in rental car customer satisfaction, a field that has reached ...

 

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