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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)
Chrysler Bankruptcy, a Potential Threat to SiriusXM
Chrysler Bankruptcy, a Potential Threat to SiriusXM

Apart from dealerships and parts suppliers, the Chrysler bankruptcy could claim another victim in the industry, quite an expected one we might add. We're talking about the SiriusXM satellite radio company, for whom Chrysler is a major provider...

 
Rome Mayor Reveals F1 Project
Rome Mayor Reveals F1 Project

Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno echoed Bernie Ecclestone's statement at the end of February that Italy's capital would hold a Formula 1 race in the near future and provided some details on the possible one-off. Mr. Alemanno was quo...

 
Toyota to Lease Plug-in Hybrids in Europe
Toyota to Lease Plug-in Hybrids in Europe

Following in Mini's footsteps, Toyota is building a special testing and leasing program of its own, albeit this time in Europe. Toyota Motor Europe announced today that it will lease over 150 units of its experimental Plug-in Hybrid Vehicl...

 
One Third of the US Roads Are in Ruin
One Third of the US Roads Are in Ruin

Though many people have in mind the long perfect roads in the United States, which are great for hours and hours of cruising, reality proves different. A recent report released today by the American Association of State Highway and Transportati...

 
The BMW X6 Ambulance Is Not Your Regular Aid Vehicle
The BMW X6 Ambulance Is Not Your Regular Aid Vehicle

We don't see ambulances like the type of vehicles that turn heads on the streets, but we might have second thoughts about about this one. After the world’s largest ambulance, we now probably have the world's fastest one. Based o...

 
BMW CEO Wants to Keep Brand Image Intact, Says No to Daimler
BMW CEO Wants to Keep Brand Image Intact, Says No to Daimler

BMW seem to have their minds set on keeping the partnership with Daimler as limited as possible. The company's CEO, Norbert Reithofer, joined BMW's CFO who said last week the company was better off alone, without any mergers or alliances...

 
Ford Improves Safety with Powerful Water Cannon... and More
Ford Improves Safety with Powerful Water Cannon... and More

Ford says that the new types of testing will improve the safety technologies present on their models, but we get the feeling that it's got more to do with saving some bucks. After all, crashing vehicles is not exactly cheap. The Dearborn c...

 
Nissan Reports $2.32 Billion Loss for FY2008
Nissan Reports $2.32 Billion Loss for FY2008

The group of companies announcing poor fiscal year results grew today with Nissan, who posted a net loss of 233.7 billion yen (US $2.32 billion, euro 1.62 billion) for the fiscal year 2008. You might think this is bad, but Nissan claims that the...

 
How Brakes Work
How Brakes Work

Even if you are not that passionate about cars, but you drive regularly, you still need to know some basics about brakes. Yes, you press that pedal next to the accelerator, but what exactly happens and what are the risks associated with the brakes?...

 
Autoevolution Users Are Not Thrilled with Norway's Gas Ban
Autoevolution Users Are Not Thrilled with Norway's Gas Ban

Upon hearing reports that Norway might ban gas vehicles we set to find out what are the users' opinion on the matter, so we used our weekly poll in search of the truth. In case you missed it, this is what we asked our users: Norway might b...

 
How Airbags Work
How Airbags Work

Some people have never been “fortunate” enough to meet them and others have been saved by them, yet when that crash comes your way you'll pray to the deities it pops. If you've haven't realized it by now, we're talki...

 
Toyota US Hit by 41.9% Decrease
Toyota US Hit by 41.9% Decrease

Toyota posted Friday a decrease of 41.9 percent compared to April, 2008, with total sales amounting to 126,540 vehicles. As a result of this “glowing performance”, Ford managed to outsell Toyota for the first time in the last year. ...

 
Ford Suffers 31% Sales Decline in April, Still Beats Toyota
Ford Suffers 31% Sales Decline in April, Still Beats Toyota

Ford might not be doing great in terms of sales, but they sure do know how to make it look that way. The company recently issued a press release on their financial situation for April 2009 from which you'd be inclined to believe that everythi...

 
BMW Group US Sales Went Down 38.4% in April
BMW Group US Sales Went Down 38.4% in April

Decline is the word of the day for BMW Group's US division, as the company has posted the financial results for April 2009. Both BMW and MINI brands have recorded quite disappointing figures that amount to a decrease of 38.4 percent compared ...

 
Volkswagen Post Declining Q1 Results, but Does Not Panic
Volkswagen Post Declining Q1 Results, but Does Not Panic

Unlike Daimler, Volkswagen seems to be quite relaxed with its financial results, perhaps too relaxed. The company announced that in the first three months of the year it delivered 1.40 million vehicles worldwide, compared 1.57 million in 2008. ...

 
Mazda Goes to Azerbaijan in Search of New Markets
Mazda Goes to Azerbaijan in Search of New Markets

Did you know that Azerbaijan didn't have a Mazda dealership? We didn't, but Mazda was quite aware of this issue and decided to do something about it. This is why they've announced today an agreement with Rotary Motors LLC to distrib...

 
Ford Fusion's 1,445.7 Mile Performance, a World Record
Ford Fusion's 1,445.7 Mile Performance, a World Record

While trying to drive a 2010 Ford Fusion for 1,000 miles, Ford actually managed to go for an impressive 1,445.7 Miles on a single tank of fuel. We already told you about the impressive performance here, but we didn't know at that time that it ...

 
Obama Lives in a Yellow Submarine, Is Full of Hope for GM and Chysler
Obama Lives in a Yellow Submarine, Is Full of Hope for GM and Chysler

While GM and Chrysler are in limbo over the Chapter 11 bankruptcy law, President Barack Obama yesterday expressed his growing optimism concerning the two US carmakers. Apparently, his sudden morale boost came after Chrysler finally reached an a...

 
The Good Samaritan: Magna's Stronach Wants Only to Help Opel
The Good Samaritan: Magna's Stronach Wants Only to Help Opel

If you've been reading our reports, you must have heard the rumors that Opel is being disputed by Magna International and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on one side and sneaky Fiat on the other. Magna's founder Frank Stronach felt th...

 
Renault Experiences 22.4% Decline in Q1 Sales
Renault Experiences 22.4% Decline in Q1 Sales

After taking a financial stroll through Daimler's and Honda's not so thrilling first quarter results, it's time we visit the French as Renault have just posted their financial results. We have a feeling that Renault's manage...

 

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