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Tudor Raiciu

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The passion for photography pushed Tudor into the welcoming hands of the Autoevolution team. When he's not in the field with the test drivers or Photoshopping images (and that's not very often), Tudor also writes automotive articles. He admits that he is not a car connoisseur like some of his colleagues, albeit he does know a thing or two, but is willing to compensate for this by offering you exquisite images of the motorized contraptions.



Favorite “game” quote: “War... war never changes” (He's also an avid Fallout fan, as you might have guessed)
FIA WTCC Announced the 2009 Calendar
FIA WTCC Announced the 2009 Calendar

FIA WTCC's press office recently announced the 2009 calendar for the World Touring Car Championship, which comes with some noteworthy changes. While comprising the same number of races, twelve, debuting at Curitiba, in Brazil, and ending in Ma...

 
Jaw-Dropping! Porsche Panamera to Debut at Shanghai, not Geneva
Jaw-Dropping! Porsche Panamera to Debut at Shanghai, not Geneva

German carmaker Porsche is joining other premium brands like Geely, Brilliance, Dongfeng and, of course, Chery, at the Auto Shanghai 2009 in China for what is possibly one of the most controversial models in its history, the Panamera. Wait... what?...

 
Recall Roundup, October 1-10
Recall Roundup, October 1-10

Touted as engineering masterpieces with zero flaws and top safety, cars are still designed and built by humans and their little robotic friends and as such, the likelihood of a faulty component in the final product is quite high. Early October has ...

 
Magnetti Marelli to Be A1GP's Official Technical Partner
Magnetti Marelli to Be A1GP's Official Technical Partner

If you're an A1GP avid fan devouring every news on the subject, here's something to chew on until the next race in Chengdu, China, on November 9. A press release received today proudly informs that Magneti Marelli is to be the official te...

 
Tree Huggers Crazy for Testing the Mini E, Despite Insane Lease
Tree Huggers Crazy for Testing the Mini E, Despite Insane Lease

Crisis? What crisis? Ohhhh, the economic crisis! We almost forgot about it and it's hard not to forget especially upon hearing the news that the all-electric Mini Cooper, also known as the Mini E, is selling or more accurately, is leasing, fo...

 
Ithaca to Improve Traffic with Electric Podcars
Ithaca to Improve Traffic with Electric Podcars

As sci-fi as it might sound, in a not so distant future we might find ourselves traveling within and between cities in automated computer-guided podcars that need no driver and can't get stuck in traffic. {ad1}The idea of podcars running on a ...

 
Loic Duval on Zandvoort: "The Hardest Race I Ever Had"
Loic Duval on Zandvoort: "The Hardest Race I Ever Had"

Scoring a total of 22 points for his team, A1 Team France's Loic Duval said that the Feature race at Zandvoort was the hardest he has ever driven. “It was a really tough weekend, especially the Feature race,” Duval told A1GP.com. &...

 
Audi Touts 5-Star Crash Result for the 2009 A4
Audi Touts 5-Star Crash Result for the 2009 A4

A five-star safety label won't save your life after drinking gazillions beers and letting your 10-year old son drive at 150 miles per hour (only sheer luck will come in handy in that case), but it does say a lot about the design and manufactur...

 
Peugeot's Cars of the Future
Peugeot's Cars of the Future

Car design contests have been running amok these days and Peugeot just couldn't not join the frenzy and so, the French company recently unveiled the results of the fifth Peugeot Design Contest. Well, to be completely honest with you, the actu...

 
Chevrolet Europe Unveils FIA WTCC Cruze
Chevrolet Europe Unveils FIA WTCC Cruze

Premiered at the Paris Motor Show, the Chevrolet Cruze will replace Lacetti as General Motors' WTCC car starting 2009. The announcement was recently made by Chevrolet Europe who showed the first glimpse of the marque's 2009 World Touring...

 
Strange AIRPod Will Breathe Air and Exhale...Still Air
Strange AIRPod Will Breathe Air and Exhale...Still Air

Nobody would have thought that the economic crisis together with the soaring gas prices could actually lead to innovation, yet French company MDI is bound to prove the opposite as it recently launched the new AIRPod, a compressed air vehicle with z...

 
Electromagnetic Warning System Aims at Reducing Roadkills
Electromagnetic Warning System Aims at Reducing Roadkills

Some drivers are lucky enough to never have dealt with a roadkill in the sense that they were the ones causing it, while some score kills that would make even the best hunters envious. Apparently, Colorado has a pretty solid record when it comes to...

 
Off-Roading on the Moon with the SPR
Off-Roading on the Moon with the SPR

While not exactly your typical off-road vehicle, NASA's new lunar rover is certainly a head-turner. In case the sci-fi design doesn't tell you much about this prototype, the space agency informs that the new vehicle (in various configurat...

 
WTCC Debuted Accident Data Recorder at Monza
WTCC Debuted Accident Data Recorder at Monza

It might sound strange and selfish, but other peoples' accidents can be quite beneficial. To whom? Well, to other drivers, of course. FIA WTCC's press office recently announced that the Monza race marked introduction of the FIA Institute ...

 
Brace Yourself for the Volga Cayenne
Brace Yourself for the Volga Cayenne

When we first laid our eyes on this vehicle and hastily read the title, we thought the Russians were trying to make something look like a Porsche Cayenne, but using a Volga. Just look at the thing! Does it look like a Porsche? To our immense su...

 
Seatbelts to Become Compulsory for School Buses
Seatbelts to Become Compulsory for School Buses

While accounting for an extremely low percentage of fatalities, school bus crashes force US authorities to enforce new regulations that would ultimately reduce the total number of seats and raise costs. According to The Detroit News, NHTSA or Natio...

 
Fairuz Fauzy Confident After Zandvoort Race, Wants Malaysia Back in the Game
Fairuz Fauzy Confident After Zandvoort Race, Wants Malaysia Back in the Game

Following 25 races without a victory or a podium finish, Zandvoort Sprint race winner, Fairuz Fauzy, is confident that this is just the beginning for his team. A first for him and a fifth for A1 Team Malaysia, the victory at Zandvoort is even more ...

 
How to Clean Your Soft-Top
How to Clean Your Soft-Top

A Zen Moment You’ve got your first convertible and you’re buzzing with excitement. You take it for a ride along some winding mountain roads, the wind is blowing through your hair, the car stereo is humming in the background - not too...

 
The Largest Transport Helicopters in the World
The Largest Transport Helicopters in the World

Conflicts never lead to good things, some would argue. While there’s some truth in that, conflicts (and by conflicts we mean wars) have lead and will lead to breakthroughs, be them medical or technological. Given our area of expertise, we wil...

 
Chevrolet Volt Beats Nissan Leaf in autoevolution Poll
Chevrolet Volt Beats Nissan Leaf in autoevolution Poll

Let’s get eco, but not too eco. Our simple two-option poll has revealed that mankind is not exactly ready to go completely electrical, even if it has to pay less for it. Though not exactly a big difference in votes, it’s still a proof ...

 

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