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Sebastian Toma

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"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

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Sebastian’s love for cars began at a young age, and it grew stronger as the years passed.

It all started with him pointing at cars on the street and asking what make and model they were. Sebastian wanted to drive all of them. Once he discovered that his relatives did not know every make and model visible on the road, Sebastian had to do something, so he started being especially attentive to what every vehicle he’d see had written on its back.

The family’s ’72 Mercedes-Benz was a subject of fascination for our fellow writer, as he considered it to be the greatest car in the world. A roll-over proved that it was unexpectedly safe as well, but it had to be sold afterward.

The years went by, and Sebastian got his driver’s license, with tuition paid by the aunt that lovingly raised him in his early years. With no car in sight, he started saving up, and eventually bought an E30 BMW 3 Series. A few months later, he got his dream job - writing about cars for a local website, which became his launching pad in online journalism.

After seven years of writing the latest automotive news, Sebastian took the challenge and joined the autoevolution family.
CUPRA Unveils Hybrid Yacht Made by Spanish Specialist, It's Called Formentor
CUPRA Unveils Hybrid Yacht Made by Spanish Specialist, It's Called Formentor

Two years ago, CUPRA teamed up with De Antonio Yachts to build the D28 Formentor. Now, the two brands have once again collaborated, and the result is called D28 Formentor e-Hybrid. It is the first electrified yacht from De Antonio, and it builds on...

 
Bentley Continental GT PHEV Spied With "12" Badges, Production-Ready Look
Bentley Continental GT PHEV Spied With "12" Badges, Production-Ready Look

Bentley's Continental GT is set to receive a plug-in hybrid variant. Our spy photographers have already caught the prototype while testing on public roads, and you can take a look at it in the photo gallery of this article. The prototype looks...

 
Porsche Accelerates EV Charging Infrastructure Expansion With Combined Approach
Porsche Accelerates EV Charging Infrastructure Expansion With Combined Approach

Porsche delivered 41.296 Taycan units last year, which is more than twice as many Taycans it delivered back in 2020. Let that sink in for a moment. All those vehicles will have to be charged somewhere, and people use them daily, so it will take a b...

 
Oldest Surviving Bentley Returns to the Isle of Man, Leads Historic Vehicle Parade
Oldest Surviving Bentley Returns to the Isle of Man, Leads Historic Vehicle Parade

The oldest remaining Bentley in the world, EXP2, made a return to the Isle of Man last weekend. The vehicle was part of a parade of more than 70 historic cars, which led to the 37.75-mile Tourist Trophy course. The Crewe marque went out to celebrat...

 
$1,000 Volkswagen Jetta Is Overpriced, Here Is How Bad It Can Be
$1,000 Volkswagen Jetta Is Overpriced, Here Is How Bad It Can Be

Getting a used car has become significantly more difficult these past few months, if not in the past year, as prices have soared because of supply issues with new models. As you may be aware, some used cars have gotten more expensive than they used...

 
1995 Ferrari F355 Faces 2022 Kia EV6 in Drag Race, V8 Sounds Magnificent
1995 Ferrari F355 Faces 2022 Kia EV6 in Drag Race, V8 Sounds Magnificent

Modern electric vehicles are faster than you would expect them to be. With so much torque at their disposal, even family-oriented EVs can be quick off the line, and many of them have a shot in a drag race against conventional sports cars of today, ...

 
Increased Fuel Prices Have Led to Fewer Drivers Speeding, Study Claims
Increased Fuel Prices Have Led to Fewer Drivers Speeding, Study Claims

Rising fuel prices across the world have hit the budget of most drivers on the road. The situation has also led to a change in how people drive, at least in some countries. For example, in the UK, a study has found that drivers have curbed speeding...

 
Citroen C4 X and e-C4 X Unveiled, First Units Reach Showrooms This Autumn
Citroen C4 X and e-C4 X Unveiled, First Units Reach Showrooms This Autumn

Citroën has unveiled its C4 X and e-C4 X, with the latter being an all-electric version of the former. The model is a four-door fastback with a few SUV attributes to its name, built on the same CMP platform as the C4 and C5 X. The vehicle will...

 
Jaguar Planning Upmarket Move With Three Electric SUVs From 2025
Jaguar Planning Upmarket Move With Three Electric SUVs From 2025

Jaguar is set to switch its range to all-electric vehicles in 2025, and the brand is also planning several other changes after that point. One of those changes involves going upmarket, and the move also focuses on a new platform, which is called Pa...

 
2024 BMW X6 M Facelift Spied With Minimal Camouflage, It's Not Ready Yet
2024 BMW X6 M Facelift Spied With Minimal Camouflage, It's Not Ready Yet

BMW is preparing a facelift in the X6 range, and the M version is also going to get it. Our spy photographers have once again captured the prototype during testing, and this time it has less camo than ever. It is important to note that the regular ...

 
2023 Skoda Superb Combi Spied for the First Time, It Looks Bigger Than Ever
2023 Skoda Superb Combi Spied for the First Time, It Looks Bigger Than Ever

Škoda is working on the next-generation Superb, its mid-sized model. We have previously shown you its sedan version, but now we have it in Combi form for the first time. Yes, you guessed it, Combi means wagon for Škoda. The Superb sha...

 
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Leaked Ahead of Official Reveal, Enjoy It While You Can
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Leaked Ahead of Official Reveal, Enjoy It While You Can

Hyundai's Ioniq 6 was accidentally leaked online earlier today. Since we were not a part of the embargo agreement, there is nothing to stop us from showing you the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6. This would not have been possible without the work of a c...

 
BASF To Build Battery Recycling Plant in Germany, It Will Handle 15,000 Tons per Year
BASF To Build Battery Recycling Plant in Germany, It Will Handle 15,000 Tons per Year

German industry giant BASF will build a commercial-scale black mass plant in Schwarzheide. The facility that will be built in Germany will recycle EV batteries and will have a capacity of 15,000 tons per year. The goal of the facility is to close t...

 
DS Automobiles Unveils the DS7 Facelift, You Can Have It With Up to 360 Horsepower
DS Automobiles Unveils the DS7 Facelift, You Can Have It With Up to 360 Horsepower

DS Automobiles has revealed the DS 7 facelift today, and many of the changes that were implemented were previewed in spy shots that we previously covered. On top of what we knew from a styling perspective, DS has also provided information about the...

 
Ferrari Turns 75 This Year, Celebrates at Goodwood With Rare Models
Ferrari Turns 75 This Year, Celebrates at Goodwood With Rare Models

Ferrari is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and the Prancing Horse brand brought several classic models, as well as five modern ones, to a parade at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Italian brand decided to bring out many special vehi...

 
Bentley Celebrates Four Decades of Turbocharging, It All Started With Having Fun
Bentley Celebrates Four Decades of Turbocharging, It All Started With Having Fun

Bentley's turbocharged models have become the norm across the range, but it was not always like that. Many years ago, forced induction was not something that came standard across the range for Bentley. Instead, the company had a 6.75-liter V8 ...

 
Kind Reminder: Other People May Break the Law, So It's Your Job to Stay Safe
Kind Reminder: Other People May Break the Law, So It's Your Job to Stay Safe

Accidents happen every day, and in some of those accidents, people die. This can be said about any country in the world, but it will not help those who have lost their life. It is also considered rude to say it to someone who has just lost a friend...

 
Alfa Romeo Turns 112 Today, Celebrates With Valtteri Bottas and an F1 Car in Milan
Alfa Romeo Turns 112 Today, Celebrates With Valtteri Bottas and an F1 Car in Milan

Alfa Romeo celebrates 112 years since it was founded, on this day, in 1910. The Italian brand went ahead and brought up its F1 single-seater in Milan, the city where the marque was born, and had Valtteri Bottas drive it in several iconic places aro...

 
2024 BMW X3 Spied in Its Base Trim Level, Has New Dashboard Layout
2024 BMW X3 Spied in Its Base Trim Level, Has New Dashboard Layout

BMW is working on the next-generation X3, and the German SUV has been spied yet again. Yesterday, we showed you what is believed to be the X3 M40i. In this story, we will focus on what might be the base model in the next-gen X3 range. We can te...

 
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 Facelift Spied for the First Time, Hits the Ring
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 Facelift Spied for the First Time, Hits the Ring

Porsche is preparing a facelift for the 911 GT3, which is set to be launched in 2023 as an MY2024 vehicle. Our spy photographers have gotten a first glimpse of the prototype, which marks the first sighting of the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift. ...

 

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