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Tudor Rus

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Personal motto:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father managed to buy a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353, both from Germany.

At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them. But he could see one thing. Each of them had a different ethos, its own unique personality and as time went by he started seeing that in other cars as well.

He was lucky enough to be in Wales just as Sebastien Loeb was securing his 8th World Rally Championship title during Wales Rally GB 2011 and wrote a guest blog for ITV News covering the rally atmosphere in Cardiff. It was love at first sight with rally racing and it still goes on to this moment.

Tudor likes his (dream) cars beautiful, with power coming second place. Word of advice: avoid conversations involving hunchbacks like X5, X6, Q5, and Q7 unless you like being given the cold shoulder.
2015 Opel Astra Upsets the Luxury Class in New Commercial
2015 Opel Astra Upsets the Luxury Class in New Commercial

Say what you want about Opel's car lineup - by the way, starting with the new Corsa and the new Astra they improved a lot - but they sure know how to promote their merchandise. If our memory is not mistaken, last year during the Paris Motor...

 
Here's a Self-driving Electric Hearse to Leave You Speechless, It's Called the Korbiyor
Here's a Self-driving Electric Hearse to Leave You Speechless, It's Called the Korbiyor

Alright, here's the deal. There comes a time when our life in this world will come to an end, and we've all heard the "live your life" syntagm too many times. So how about going on your last road in a futuristic manner? In ca...

 
2016 Nissan Leaf Embraces 30 kWh Battery, Range Goes Up to 155 Miles
2016 Nissan Leaf Embraces 30 kWh Battery, Range Goes Up to 155 Miles

Before you get overexcited, allow us to tell you this is not the new Nissan Leaf we're talking about, so we'll still have to wait for that to happen. However, Nissan made sure the 2016 Leaf doesn't fall behind its competitors on t...

 
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Receives US Price Tag, Starts at $22,500
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Receives US Price Tag, Starts at $22,500

Chevrolet released official pricing info on the 2016 Malibu, which they consider "the most fuel-efficient, connected and technologically advanced version in the nameplate’s history". So, how much are you willing to pay for that? ...

 
Facelifted Ford Ranger Finds Its Way To Frankfurt, Will Wear Top-Spec Wildtrak Suit
Facelifted Ford Ranger Finds Its Way To Frankfurt, Will Wear Top-Spec Wildtrak Suit

Ford decided the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show is a proper stage for the upgraded Ranger pickup truck to take a bow, so they dressed the utilitarian vehicle with a new equipment level: Wildtrak. As you'd expect, this new top-shelf trim come...

 
Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept is All About Cycling at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Honda Civic Tourer Active Life Concept is All About Cycling at the Frankfurt Motor Show

We know, Honda already unveiled the facelift for the Civic Tourer last year during the Paris International Motor Show, but we can't argue with their willingness to satisfy the need for an active lifestyle showed by customers. Before we get ...

 
Mansory To Present Tesla Model S Tuning Kit in Frankfurt, Their Idea of Green Car is Too Much
Mansory To Present Tesla Model S Tuning Kit in Frankfurt, Their Idea of Green Car is Too Much

"Don't tune-up your Model S" was the advice given by Elon Musk on several occasion to those looking to imbue their all-electric sedans. But Mansory didn't listen. For some customers, things are quite simple when they buy a ne...

 
Opel Unveils the 2015 Astra Sports Tourer, Comes With Up To 200 Horsepower
Opel Unveils the 2015 Astra Sports Tourer, Comes With Up To 200 Horsepower

The new Opel Astra in hatchback guise might be fresh out the oven and ready to debut in Frankfurt, but Opel are not going to sleep on the laurels just yet. Russelsheim-based carmaker Opel will introduce the 2015 Astra Sports Tourer during this y...

 
Elon Musk Updates Referral Program, Prizes Include the P90D Model S and a Powerwall
Elon Musk Updates Referral Program, Prizes Include the P90D Model S and a Powerwall

Tesla's referral program is not fresh news, but Elon Musk thought the initiative proved popular among owners and potential clients alike, so he made an announcement where he tweaks the way the program works. According to Teslarati, Tesla Mo...

 
Tesla Gigafactory Site Filmed Again by Drone, the Clip Shows Clear Progress
Tesla Gigafactory Site Filmed Again by Drone, the Clip Shows Clear Progress

This is the third video providing an aerial view of Tesla's Nevada-based Gigafactory, but it is also the one that shows exactly how fast is the facility moving towards its grand opening. About one week ago, Elon Musk tweeted that the Tesla ...

 
Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Generates New Teaser Photos Before Frankfurt Display
Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Generates New Teaser Photos Before Frankfurt Display

Let us forget about spyshots and car rumors only to embrace the virtual racing world, where every important carmaker made sure their presence was represented by a sleek, ready-to-eat-asphalt prototype. This time, we are looking at Hyundai's...

 
Hyundai's Prius Fighter Shows Up in California, It's Still a Test Mule
Hyundai's Prius Fighter Shows Up in California, It's Still a Test Mule

The new 2016 Prius might have been revealed in Las Vegas, but Toyota is still keeping the car's specs in their secret safe. That's a good enough reason for us to continue speculating about the so-called Hyundai AE. As we've previo...

 
Jaguar Land Rover Unveil Three Low and Zero-emission Platforms at CENEX
Jaguar Land Rover Unveil Three Low and Zero-emission Platforms at CENEX

Like any other carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover are looking to the future, but if you had any doubts regarding that, there's something to make you reconsider your position. That's because JLR revealed some of their innovative low and zero e...

 
2016 Nissan Versa Pricing Announced, the Entry-Level Version Costs $11,990
2016 Nissan Versa Pricing Announced, the Entry-Level Version Costs $11,990

Customers can now order their 2016 Nissan Versa at Nissan dealers across the US as Nissan published official pricing details for the sedan. The MSRP remains unchanged for the 2016 Versa, which means clients will have to pay at least $11,990 to o...

 
Lexus To Bring the Euro-Spec RX to Frankfurt, Features New V6 Hybrid Powertrain
Lexus To Bring the Euro-Spec RX to Frankfurt, Features New V6 Hybrid Powertrain

Lexus wants to make sure their presence at the Frankfurt Motor Show is a strong one, and for that to happen, Toyota's luxury arm is bringing the Euro-spec 2016 RX on the stage. The SUV will premiere in Frankfurt on September 15, but until t...

 
2016 Toyota Prius Meets the Audience in Las Vegas, Specs Remain a Mystery
2016 Toyota Prius Meets the Audience in Las Vegas, Specs Remain a Mystery

After a teaser photo released by Toyota and two more generous images showing the new Prius bare naked, the Japanese carmaker took another step forward and presented the 2016 Toyota Prius as scheduled, in Las Vegas. Since we're talking about...

 
Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is Coming to Frankfurt, Could Turn into a Limited Edition
Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is Coming to Frankfurt, Could Turn into a Limited Edition

Besides facelifts, new models and futuristic prototypes, this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will also showcase more laidback concepts. Just ask the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept about it. What Opel describes as an "elegant passenger version [...

 
RC Toyota Hilux 4X4 Goes Off-roading in the Mud, Does a Hell of a Job
RC Toyota Hilux 4X4 Goes Off-roading in the Mud, Does a Hell of a Job

Toyota's game in the pickup truck and SUV niche has always been top shelf as far as we're concerned. Whether it's the Hilux, the Tacoma, the current Land Cruiser or the vintage FJ40 offroaders, these babies were made to scar muddy ro...

 
Spyshots: 2017 Opel Insignia Test Mule Spotted On the Road
Spyshots: 2017 Opel Insignia Test Mule Spotted On the Road

It goes without saying that the Insignia is a paramount model for Opel. Therefore, pre-production testing is being carried out as we write this, even though the car is slated to show up somewhere in 2017. As we expected, the batch of photos show...

 
Ford Mustang is the World's Best-Sold Sportscar in 2015, Customers Registered over 76,000 Cars
Ford Mustang is the World's Best-Sold Sportscar in 2015, Customers Registered over 76,000 Cars

Some might say Ford took a risky decision by making their pony car available in Europe for the first time in the vehicle's half-a-century history, but in the end it proved to be a smart move. According to IHS Automotive global registration ...

 

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