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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.
Snoop Dogg Calls His Polaris Slingshot Batman
Snoop Dogg Calls His Polaris Slingshot Batman

5 Nov 2015, 16:08 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Rarely do fans get to see the famous rapper posing with cars or anything auto related, but when he does, it’s something hilarious. Nevertheless, for a world famous artist who sold over 35 million albums, he sure seems like a man with his feet...

 
Manual 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Owned by Nicolas Cage Is on Sale
Manual 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Owned by Nicolas Cage Is on Sale

5 Nov 2015, 15:04 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Nothing compares to the customized Shelby Mustang from Gone in 60 Seconds, called Eleanor. The way that piece of wonder drove fooled everybody into believing the famous Hollywood actor could be a muscle car driver in real life as well. In the light...

 
Jetman and His Protege Fly Wing-to-Wing with an Airbus A380 Above Dubai
Jetman and His Protege Fly Wing-to-Wing with an Airbus A380 Above Dubai

5 Nov 2015, 13:26 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / In the world of commercial flights, it doesn’t get bigger than the Airbus A380. This giant with wings provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all-economy class configuration. To make this ...

 
Citroen Has Joël Dicker Writing a Novel About DS Models
Citroen Has Joël Dicker Writing a Novel About DS Models

5 Nov 2015, 12:54 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / The French automaker calls this innovative, yet controversial marketing strategy avant-garde, but some people in the industry may call it too much. Using celebrities to promote you cars or sometimes involving animals in video advertorials have beco...

 
The Apple Car Was Among Steve Jobs’ Possible Projects
The Apple Car Was Among Steve Jobs’ Possible Projects

5 Nov 2015, 10:54 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / For a genius innovator who turned a garage company into an IT giant, Steve Jobs was always busy with potential projects. Perhaps he wasn’t as big of a car guy as many others in Silicon Valley, but it appears he did consider Apple as a future ...

 
NASA Is Looking for Next Class of Astronaut Candidates for Deep Space Missions
NASA Is Looking for Next Class of Astronaut Candidates for Deep Space Missions

5 Nov 2015, 10:22 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Most of those who have heard of NASA have also spent at least one lousy afternoon online sending job applications. With an ongoing growth of unemployment among younger generations worldwide, people know what applying for a job truly means. That is ...

 
Tesla Model S Owner Uses App to Get Back Her Stolen Car While on the Phone with the Police
Tesla Model S Owner Uses App to Get Back Her Stolen Car While on the Phone with the Police

5 Nov 2015, 09:16 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Someone, please call 911... And they did, but it wasn’t just a phone call to first responders that brought their car back, it was the standard app all Model S owners have. The thief was silly enough to keep driving without checking out if he ...

 
Novak Djokovic Presents Peugeot’s New Global Partnership with ATP
Novak Djokovic Presents Peugeot’s New Global Partnership with ATP

4 Nov 2015, 17:48 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Peugeot and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have announced today a new global partnership that will begin next year. Since nobody enjoys an honest PR discourse, they have also released a one-minute clip that shows Novak Djokovic - the...

 
Acura Unveils Ludacris’ 1993 Restored Legend Sedan at 2015 SEMA Show
Acura Unveils Ludacris’ 1993 Restored Legend Sedan at 2015 SEMA Show

4 Nov 2015, 16:32 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / If there’s one place rappers feel better than at home, it has to be the SEMA show. 6,383 companies worldwide all get together to showcase their fresh goodies - it’s like a candy store for kids. This year, Honda’s luxury division h...

 
Liverpool Becomes First City in the UK to Test Fast Pedestrian Lanes... for Shopping
Liverpool Becomes First City in the UK to Test Fast Pedestrian Lanes... for Shopping

4 Nov 2015, 15:57 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Whether they call them fast lanes, passing lanes or overtaking lanes, it's that part of a multi-lane highway or motorway closest to the center of the road motorists regularly use to move past the slower drivers. Believe it or not, pedestrians ...

 
Airplane Emergency Lands After Gas from 2,186 Sheep Triggers Smoke Alarm
Airplane Emergency Lands After Gas from 2,186 Sheep Triggers Smoke Alarm

4 Nov 2015, 15:22 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747 flying from Sydney was forced to perform an unexpected landing after the fire alarm of the airliner went off. It was not a passenger aircraft, though, but one carrying 2,186 sheep from Australia to Kuala Lumpur. Sure...

 
Elon Musk Is a Party Crasher, Cuts Drivers' Access to Full Autopilot Features
Elon Musk Is a Party Crasher, Cuts Drivers' Access to Full Autopilot Features

4 Nov 2015, 13:26 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / Here, hold this. Now, let it go. You see how the vehicle is taking the turn by itself while keeping the right following distance from the car in front? That’s autopilot. Wait. It may be working, but it does not allow the Tesla Model S to driv...

 
Ryan Fowler’ Aventador Gets the Underground Racing Treatment, Madness Unleashes
Ryan Fowler’ Aventador Gets the Underground Racing Treatment, Madness Unleashes

4 Nov 2015, 13:02 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / You can look at this twin-turbo Lamborghini Aventador, or you can raise the volume, sit back, close your eyes, and listen to that roar. Imagine this: the 0 to 62 mph time from a standstill is under 3 seconds. Ryan Fowler may have played as a lineba...

 
These Two Gamers Played a World Record 33 Hours of Need for Speed <span>· Video</span>
These Two Gamers Played a World Record 33 Hours of Need for Speed · Video

4 Nov 2015, 10:59 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / The other weekend, some remote cable network announced a full-day marathon of Star Wars that started in the morning at 8:00 and went through the day until sometime late in the night. One would wonder how many hours can a person look at a screen bef...

 
Susie Wolff Retires from Motorsport
Susie Wolff Retires from Motorsport

4 Nov 2015, 10:12 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / She was the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years, at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but as AC/DC correctly put this, “It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.” Susie Wolff ne...

 
Artist Creates Life-Size Origami Juke to Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary
Artist Creates Life-Size Origami Juke to Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary

4 Nov 2015, 10:07 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / In kindergarten, they teach children how to make origami boats, trains and famous cartoon heroes. In adult-land, they make life-size SUVs that may not drive on the public road but look just the same as the original. It’s not just its fift...

 
The Remote-Controlled R2-D2 Fridge Will Bring Your Drink to You
The Remote-Controlled R2-D2 Fridge Will Bring Your Drink to You

3 Nov 2015, 16:55 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / If they’re allowed to design golden necklaces shaped like the famous Star Wars characters, a full-scale fridge almost comes naturally. After all, the world has been waiting for more than ten years for a new installment of the space opera to h...

 
The Mailman of the Future Is an Autonomous Robot with Six Wheels
The Mailman of the Future Is an Autonomous Robot with Six Wheels

3 Nov 2015, 15:57 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / It has six wheels, it's the size of a cooler and is free from CO2 emissions. It works on a pre-schedule autonomously, and can complete local deliveries within 5 to 30 minutes from a local hub or retail outlet. The best part? It drops the packa...

 
Customized 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Was Inspired by Kid Rock’s “Born Free” Song
Customized 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Was Inspired by Kid Rock’s “Born Free” Song

3 Nov 2015, 14:59 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / For those who are planning to check out this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, you’ll want to know that Chevrolet has joined the automakers who ask celebrities to design special edition models. They’ve done so with a 2016 Silverado t...

 
Crashed Corvette C6 Proves That If You Mess with the Bull, You Get the Horns
Crashed Corvette C6 Proves That If You Mess with the Bull, You Get the Horns

3 Nov 2015, 14:14 UTC · By: Ionut Ungureanu / A deer may not be the size of a bull and most likely it is not as powerful either. Heck, nobody messed with the wild animal anyway; it just so happened that this Corvette C6 driver was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Luckily nobody got injure...

 

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