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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.
This Infographic Tells the Story of Ford Mustang's Horsepower Over the Last 50 Years
This Infographic Tells the Story of Ford Mustang's Horsepower Over the Last 50 Years

13 Aug 2015, 13:35 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / For a respectable petrolhead and a pony or muscle car lover in particular, horsepower is like the air he or she breathes. We mention pony car because we want to show you how the amount of horses inside the Ford Mustang varied in time. So, why di...

 
Cadillac Plans to Launch Nine New or Refreshed Models, Mostly Crossovers and SUVs
Cadillac Plans to Launch Nine New or Refreshed Models, Mostly Crossovers and SUVs

13 Aug 2015, 12:28 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / Now it's a good time to remember Sergio Marchionne's ambitious plans for the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, which implies launching a windfall of new models because his GM counterparts are aiming for a similar target. We're talking ab...

 
Ford Tells Us More about Their Knee Airbag Available on the 2015 Ford Mustang
Ford Tells Us More about Their Knee Airbag Available on the 2015 Ford Mustang

13 Aug 2015, 11:31 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / In case you didn't know, Ford is the first carmaker to integrate an airbag within the glove box lid to replace separate knee airbag. Yes, that's right, knee airbag because apparently, FoMoCo wants every piece of you safe and sound. The...

 
Hennessey Plays it All In With the Dodge Charger Hellcat HPE800
Hennessey Plays it All In With the Dodge Charger Hellcat HPE800

13 Aug 2015, 10:05 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / After the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the time has come for the Charger Hellcat to receive Hennessey's "no sugar but plenty of spice" treatment. Therefore, here we are, telling you about the Dodge Charger Hellcat HPE800 soon to populat...

 
2017 Toyota Prius Reveals Interior Configuration in Latest Batch of Spyshots
2017 Toyota Prius Reveals Interior Configuration in Latest Batch of Spyshots

13 Aug 2015, 08:56 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / The spyshots we have been seeing lately showing 2017 Toyota Prius test mules wandering around might suggest a launch in the near future. But until that happens, let's have another look at the Prius. Our team of carparazzi just sent in a hef...

 
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition Takes a Bow at Pebble Beach
2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition Takes a Bow at Pebble Beach

13 Aug 2015, 08:24 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / With Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance opening its gates, it's only natural for carmakers to start unloading their best creations in Monterey, California. One such carmaker is Infiniti. They brought the 2016 Q70 Premium Select Edition t...

 
Watch a Lexus RC350 F Sport Create a Rainbow of Paint in Slow Motion
Watch a Lexus RC350 F Sport Create a Rainbow of Paint in Slow Motion

12 Aug 2015, 14:36 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / We've all seen how in the past months, Lexus approached a very artistic and culture-oriented approach for their commercials, so guess what? The following two clips adhere to that recent trend, which means Lexus haven't lost their inspirat...

 
New Nissan Navara Will Make Its Debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015
New Nissan Navara Will Make Its Debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015

12 Aug 2015, 13:38 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / We're talking about the Europe-bound Navara pickup truck here after Nissan officially announced the industrious vehicle will be introduced next month during IAA 2015. That's not the only thing Nissan had to say because the press releas...

 
"If Car Commercial Were Honest" Clip Is What We Call Funny and Sad Because It's True
"If Car Commercial Were Honest" Clip Is What We Call Funny and Sad Because It's True

12 Aug 2015, 12:22 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / Buying a car is not an easy decision, and with the sea of models and makes available these days, it can consume your time and energy pretty fast. Also, with so many commercials out there trying to win you over, talking about how X model from Y c...

 
AM General Starts Mercedes-Benz R-Class Production, Only China Will Get the Minivan
AM General Starts Mercedes-Benz R-Class Production, Only China Will Get the Minivan

12 Aug 2015, 11:50 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / For those with deep sympathy for the brand with the three-pointed star logo, a model like the R-Class can only be described as a flop both in terms of sales and popularity. However, some think the car is good enough for China, where there's...

 
Jeep Cherokee Rewarded with New Diesel Engine With 185 HP and 200 HP Outputs in the UK
Jeep Cherokee Rewarded with New Diesel Engine With 185 HP and 200 HP Outputs in the UK

12 Aug 2015, 11:12 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / Jeep just announced a set of changes for the Cherokee in the UK market and among those we must mention a new diesel mill that offers a boost in power and torque. We're talking about a 2.2-liter diesel engine with MultiJet technology availab...

 
VW Built a Child Stroller That Brakes Automatically and Follows You Around At Safe Distance
VW Built a Child Stroller That Brakes Automatically and Follows You Around At Safe Distance

12 Aug 2015, 09:37 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / After watching a commercial, some guy argued an self-braking child stroller would actually be a good thing and VW listened to him and the result is a automatically braking stroller. Yes, you read that right, but before we get into specifics...

 
Isuzu D-Max Range Adds Fury Variant, Has Nothing To do With Mad Max
Isuzu D-Max Range Adds Fury Variant, Has Nothing To do With Mad Max

12 Aug 2015, 08:44 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / Isuzu has a new D-Max trim level for the UK market, called Fury, but as much as we wanted it to bring a taste of the latest Mad Max movies, it doesn't. Of course, we loved the latest Mad Max installment but we're here to talk about the...

 
Chevrolet Corvette Receives SMS Hacking Treatment, It's For Research Purposes
Chevrolet Corvette Receives SMS Hacking Treatment, It's For Research Purposes

12 Aug 2015, 08:25 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / The car hacking craze started some weeks ago when two computer guys showed how easily you can hack a Jeep by just breaking into the car's cellular-connected infotainment system. Once this was attained, the men behind the laptops could easil...

 
Hyundai Vision G Concept Shows Up Online Before Pebble Beach Debut
Hyundai Vision G Concept Shows Up Online Before Pebble Beach Debut

12 Aug 2015, 07:34 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance starts in four days, on August 16, but carmakers have already begun playing the online revealing game. This brings us to Hyundai and their Vision G Concept Coupé. The unveiling of the prototype to...

 
Mercedes-AMG GT S Meets McLaren 650S in Drag Race, Guess Who Wins
Mercedes-AMG GT S Meets McLaren 650S in Drag Race, Guess Who Wins

11 Aug 2015, 15:39 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / The only thing in common for the two contestants in the video is the S letter in their names and their V8-based powertrains. Even so, someone thought they'd be proper material for a neck-at-neck duel. We've seen how the Internet of thi...

 
Acura Plans to Build a Race-Version NSX, Most Likely Coming in 2017
Acura Plans to Build a Race-Version NSX, Most Likely Coming in 2017

11 Aug 2015, 14:36 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / A race-version of the Acura NSX is without a doubt the wet dream of every petrolhead, not to mention the brand's fans. But don't get too excited, because we could see such a model in at least two years from now. According to a report b...

 
First Shipment of Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell EVs Reaches UK, Don't Rub Your Eyes Yet
First Shipment of Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell EVs Reaches UK, Don't Rub Your Eyes Yet

11 Aug 2015, 13:56 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / One month after the first shipment of Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles reached the US shore, a batch of Mirai fuel cell vehicles was unloaded at Toyota's import centre at Portbury, near Bristol. Wait, what? Wasn't the Mirai destined onl...

 
Spofec-enhanced Rolls Royce Ghost Series II Is Both More Elegant and More Powerful
Spofec-enhanced Rolls Royce Ghost Series II Is Both More Elegant and More Powerful

11 Aug 2015, 13:19 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / If you ask us, cars like Rolls Royce or Bentley shouldn't be left anywhere near a tuning shop but every once in a while, there's a tuner that understands these cars and comes up with subtle customization options. By subtle we mean zero...

 
2015 Honda HR-V Literally Reaches UK Shores, 350 Orders Have Been Already Placed
2015 Honda HR-V Literally Reaches UK Shores, 350 Orders Have Been Already Placed

11 Aug 2015, 12:06 UTC · By: Tudor Rus / The first Honda HR-V batch has landed in the UK, as the first HR-V shipment arrived in the Bristol docks. We have more good news for Honda fans, as the new Honda HR-V will make its way to dealerships starting with the end of this month, which me...

 

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