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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)
2010 Geneva Auto Show - The Girls
2010 Geneva Auto Show - The Girls

As with other auto shows, the Geneva one had cars - small, big, gas guzzlers, eco-friendly etc. - and girls - caucasian, afro-american, taller, smaller, you get the picture. Since we have already covered the automotive part of the show, this ga...

 
Audi R8 V10, Most Popular "Regular" Supercar, autoevolution Poll Reveals
Audi R8 V10, Most Popular "Regular" Supercar, autoevolution Poll Reveals

We finally have the results for our IAA-inspired supercar poll. After the prototype-with-the-most-chances-of-making-it-to-production one, we set to find out on which “affordable” and “available” supercar would you rather spe...

 
You and Your Car Launches Driving Wellness Guide
You and Your Car Launches Driving Wellness Guide

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week together with “You and Your Car” have released a guidebook based on 25 years of research which will help each driver, regardless of age, to: Recognize and respond to normal aging related chang...

 
US Officials Seize Rare Cizeta Supercar
US Officials Seize Rare Cizeta Supercar

People say that owning a supercar can sometimes get tough. Apparently they’re right, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized on Monday a 1994 Cizeta V16T, which is an extremely rare supercar. And when we say extremely rare, we mean ...

 
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Takes First Place in autoevolution Concept Car Poll
BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Takes First Place in autoevolution Concept Car Poll

BMW managed to snatch away another first place in our latest poll concerning the prototypes shown at the IAA 2009 with the most chances of making it to production. There is a risk that some users misunderstood our original question, which sounded ...

 
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Most Anticipated Frankfurt Premiere, Poll Reveals
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Most Anticipated Frankfurt Premiere, Poll Reveals

Before departing for Frankfurt we wanted to see your opinion on what was this year's most expected premiere. While not all of our poll's options were present at the show, even though they were supposed to, there were still quite a lot of ...

 
autoevolution Users See BMW Z4 as European Car of the Year
autoevolution Users See BMW Z4 as European Car of the Year

It has been a while since our last poll, a long while actually, but we say it was worth the wait as we have some interesting results to discuss. The idea behind the poll was to see our visitor's preferences when it comes to the upcoming 2010 E...

 
Mugen Confirms Civic Type R 'Mugen' Prototype
Mugen Confirms Civic Type R 'Mugen' Prototype

Honda's tuning arm Mugen has confirmed our initial reports that the Japanese manufacturer is currently developing the Honda Civic Type R 'Mugen' concept prototype road car, which will use the same powertrain as the Civic Mugen RR ...

 
Toyota's Prius, Not Tree Hugging but Tree Cutting
Toyota's Prius, Not Tree Hugging but Tree Cutting

Here's a piece of news that might keep fake city environmentalists and Prius owners up all night, curled up in a fetal position. While largely perceived as a company devoted to the preservation of the environment and the reduction of CO2 emiss...

 
Kia US Going Up in Sales... Fourth Time in Row
Kia US Going Up in Sales... Fourth Time in Row

Kia might not have huge sales in the US (who does anyway these days?), but at least they're constantly going up, at least that's what the company's press release stated. Apparently, KMA or Kia Motors America posted a June sales figur...

 
Marchionne Has the Knowhow to Save Chrysler, Autoevolution Poll Reveals
Marchionne Has the Knowhow to Save Chrysler, Autoevolution Poll Reveals

After finding out about your preferences when it comes to Hummer and the Chinese takeover, we decided last week to go to Chrysler land where Prince Sergio Marchionne has arrived from its far away Italian kingdom of Fiat. Our dilemma was this: &...

 
Big Diesel Engines Produce 90% Less Pollutants, Study Shows
Big Diesel Engines Produce 90% Less Pollutants, Study Shows

Big diesel engines used in trucks and buses have never been famous for their environmentally friendly attitude, yet you probably don't realize just how much they have evolved from the old days when clouds of black, toxic smoke released by such...

 
Koenigsegg-Saab Takeover Prophesied by Photo Shoot in 2006
Koenigsegg-Saab Takeover Prophesied by Photo Shoot in 2006

The recent Saab acquisition by Koenigsegg was apparently foretold not by sages, but by a photo session in 2006 bringing together a Saab Aero X and a Koenigsegg CCX. According to forum posts on saabunited via pistonheads.com, the prophetic phot...

 
UK Supermaket Uses Cars to Generate Its Own Energy
UK Supermaket Uses Cars to Generate Its Own Energy

Cars don't necessarily have to be just a source of pollution as they can also be used to generate energy for other purposes, such as powering checkouts in a supermarket. As unrealistic as it may sound, the Brits have managed to use cars coming...

 
The First iPhone App for Tracking F1 Cars in Real Time
The First iPhone App for Tracking F1 Cars in Real Time

With the new Formula One Timing and Track Positioning Application F1 fans can now stay up to date with what's going on the circuit when they're on the move. Developed by Soft Pauer Ltd for iPhone and iPod touch users, of course, the a...

 
How Multi-Link Suspension Works
How Multi-Link Suspension Works

Probably one of the most complex aspects of a car's structure, suspension is also one of the most confusing, and thus neglected, parts for a potential buyer. Suspension plays a vital role in a vehicle's stability and in the comfort it pro...

 
Hyundai Is Taking Orders for Elantra LPI Hybrid, the First of Its Kind
Hyundai Is Taking Orders for Elantra LPI Hybrid, the First of Its Kind

Before officially introducing the car in Korea, Hyundai is now taking pre-launch orders for the company's first hybrid vehicle for commercial sale. And it's no ordinary hybrid either, as it is touted as the first hybrid electric vehicle t...

 
Porsche's Full History Now on DVD
Porsche's Full History Now on DVD

Porsche fans who are not only interested in the cars, but also in the company's history should be thrilled to know that the Germans have released a two and a half hour film called “The Porsche Way”, which presents their entire hist...

 
Four Boys Manage to Evade Police in BMW Crazy Chase
Four Boys Manage to Evade Police in BMW Crazy Chase

It might sound like the synopsis of a James Dean movie, but the following story is as real as it gets. Four boys in Perth, Australia, were arrested yesterday after one incredible police chase. According to watoday.com.au, the quartet, aged betw...

 
Tuning Gone Wrong – Chinese Enzo Replica Based on Geely Coupe
Tuning Gone Wrong – Chinese Enzo Replica Based on Geely Coupe

The Chinese have done it again. No, this time we're not talking about ginormous sales in the automotive sector, but about their cloning habits. After Rolls Royce, Bentley, some unnamed tuner from the People's Republic of China thought...

 

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