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Tudor Rus

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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.
Pumped-up Chevrolet Corvette Z06 From GeigerCars Packs 730 Horsepower
Pumped-up Chevrolet Corvette Z06 From GeigerCars Packs 730 Horsepower

We like Geiger's work on American pony and muscle cars, especially since the mods come from a German tuning shop and not an American one, as you'd expect. But after we got to see this Chevy Corvette Z06 being imbued by the Germans, we ...

 
Audi Will Display the Armoured A8 Security L in Frankfurt, Jason Statham Would Love it
Audi Will Display the Armoured A8 Security L in Frankfurt, Jason Statham Would Love it

After Land Rover and their Sentinel, Audi announced they will bring an armoured A8 L in Frankfurt. Is a new trend gaining momentum in the car industry? Well, someone has to look after the planet's wealthiest people, and it seems like carmak...

 
Lancia Delta Integrale Rendered as a "Modern" Car, It's a Complete Failure
Lancia Delta Integrale Rendered as a "Modern" Car, It's a Complete Failure

Before looking from a deeper standpoint at the curious case of these renderings hinting at a modern-day Lancia Delta Integrale, please consider nobody's perfect. That being said, let's proceed to decipher what Theophilus Chin tried to ...

 
UPDATED: 2017 Alfa Romeo MiTo Facelift Caught While Hiding in a Garage, Reveals Front and Rear End
UPDATED: 2017 Alfa Romeo MiTo Facelift Caught While Hiding in a Garage, Reveals Front and Rear End

UPDATE: It looks like the two pictures are not showing the facelifted Alfa Romeo MiTo. Instead, this Italian website claims the car belongs to someone who slightly customized their car. Also, the same photos appear on Facebook and we can tell you t...

 
Fitting a Nissan 350Z with a R35 GT-R Exhaust is a Decision that Growls for Itself
Fitting a Nissan 350Z with a R35 GT-R Exhaust is a Decision that Growls for Itself

Besides being the undersigned's weapon of choice in the NFS Underground and Underground 2 games, the Nissan 350Z, aka Nissan Fairlady Z Z33 in Japan was a long-time favorite for import events and drifting. However, we're not here to ta...

 
2015 Ford S-Max and Galaxy Awarded 5 Stars at Euro NCAP Safety Ratings
2015 Ford S-Max and Galaxy Awarded 5 Stars at Euro NCAP Safety Ratings

When it comes to people carriers, identifying their job description is rather easy: take a number of X passengers from A to B in both safe and comfortable conditions. Since we mentioned Euro NCAP safety ratings in the title, we'll focus on ...

 
Range Rover Sentinel is Land Rover SVO's Idea of an Armored SUV, We Already Feel Safer
Range Rover Sentinel is Land Rover SVO's Idea of an Armored SUV, We Already Feel Safer

For those of you thinking the Range Rover can't go higher than the Autobiography version, we kindly invite you to read more about the Range Rover Sentinel created by Land Rover's SVO division. The first thing you need to know about the...

 
Peugeot 3008 Heavy-camoed Test Mule Spied Again, the Crossover Might Debut in Geneva
Peugeot 3008 Heavy-camoed Test Mule Spied Again, the Crossover Might Debut in Geneva

Little is known about the upcoming Peugeot 3008, but as long as our carparazzi are providing spyshots with the crossover during testing sessions, one thing's for sure: French engineers are working to fine-tune the crossover. When it hit the...

 
2016 Audi A4 Embraces the Pickup Treatment, Looks Like a German El Camino
2016 Audi A4 Embraces the Pickup Treatment, Looks Like a German El Camino

Just when we thought we've seen it all, this rendering of a pickup Audi A4 showed up and we knew we had to share it with you guys. While Audi is working had to apply the finishing touches on the 2017 S4 we spotted testing in the Alps earlie...

 
Spyshots: 2017 Alfa Romeo MiTo Test Mule Spotted City Testing, Might Be a Facelift
Spyshots: 2017 Alfa Romeo MiTo Test Mule Spotted City Testing, Might Be a Facelift

It was only two weeks ago when someone came up with a rendering showing a potential new Alfa Romeo MiTo using styling cues from the Mazda2 and its bigger sister, the Giulia, but now we have spyshots with a MiTo test mule. Don't get us wrong...

 
455-Horsepower Toyota Hilux is a Rare Mix of Motorsport and Off-Road Know-How
455-Horsepower Toyota Hilux is a Rare Mix of Motorsport and Off-Road Know-How

Toyota's Hilux pickup truck has already established a name for its industrious character, in a segment where we find names like Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, and Mitsubishi L200. Hilux sales are also looking good, so a reward was imminent. Wh...

 
2016 Bugatti Chiron Rendered Based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, Looks Like a Bulldog
2016 Bugatti Chiron Rendered Based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, Looks Like a Bulldog

With the Bugatti Veyron out of production and retired into the car world's history books, a new hypercar is expected to fill the blank space. Touted as the Chiron, it was already spotted wearing full camouflage clothing, but luckily, designers...

 
Toyota Crown Wearing Land Cruiser 200 Mask Is the Executive Sedan Toyota Needs Right Now
Toyota Crown Wearing Land Cruiser 200 Mask Is the Executive Sedan Toyota Needs Right Now

The Toyota Crown receives an SUV-ish flavor but don't think about an all-wheel drive system and a jacked-up suspension, because changes only affect the visual department. That is, in a good way. As a matter of fact, the Crown is 60 years ol...

 
Toyota Will Invest $50 Million in Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Crashes, Injuries and Deaths
Toyota Will Invest $50 Million in Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Crashes, Injuries and Deaths

We really don't want you to start the day in a Terminator mood, but robots seem to have a future since the auto industry might rely more and more on artificial intelligence to assemble and provide better cars. Although robots - or robotic a...

 
Opel Tells Us More About the Driver Assistance Functions On the 2015 Opel Astra
Opel Tells Us More About the Driver Assistance Functions On the 2015 Opel Astra

Opel hopes the 2015 Astra will be the model that takes the Russelsheim-based manufacturer back on the podium as far as European sales are concerned, so there's no wonder they changed a lot of stuff on the hatchback. We got up close and pers...

 
2016 Subaru Series.Hyperblue BRZ and WRX STI US Pricing Announced
2016 Subaru Series.Hyperblue BRZ and WRX STI US Pricing Announced

The fact that Subaru will build special editions for the BRZ and WRX STI called Series.Hyperblue was no secret, but we didn't know how much will clients be charged for wanting to buy one. Lucky for us, Subaru America just published pricing ...

 
Bentley Claims Bentayga Is the World's Fastest SUV, It Can Reach 301 km/h
Bentley Claims Bentayga Is the World's Fastest SUV, It Can Reach 301 km/h

Alright, so Bentley has another teaser for the Bentayga, that doesn't surprise anyone at this point. However, here's a spicy details: the SUV can go as fast as 301 km/h (187 mph). Some days ago, we met Bentayga's controversial loo...

 
Lexus Imbues the CT and IS with Sport Edition, Leaves Performance Untouched
Lexus Imbues the CT and IS with Sport Edition, Leaves Performance Untouched

Have you ever noticed that every carmaker has a Sport trim for almost all their models, although performances are not touched at all? Well, Lexus is a fan of this practice, and they just reinforced their position. Lexus CT and IS were rewarded w...

 
Meet Tommykaira ZZ EV, Japan's Electric Contender for the Tesla Roadster
Meet Tommykaira ZZ EV, Japan's Electric Contender for the Tesla Roadster

Tesla's strong presence on the electric sedan market and the upcoming Model X mean that Elon Musk's company managed to cover an area where typically, customers are looking for space and practicality. But what about those who want to dr...

 
Renault Alaskan Pickup Truck Rendered in Production Guise, Makes a Lot of Sense
Renault Alaskan Pickup Truck Rendered in Production Guise, Makes a Lot of Sense

Yesterday, Renault showed us the Alaskan Concept, a pickup truck prototype that's meant to launch the brand's global offensive in the LCV segment. Honestly, we liked the Alaskan Concept because it is not looking like just another picku...

 

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