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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.
Two Model X Crossovers Spotted at a Supercharger, They Look Ready to Meet Buyers
Two Model X Crossovers Spotted at a Supercharger, They Look Ready to Meet Buyers

As we wait for Tesla Motors to start Model X deliveries on September 29, as announced on Twitter by CEO Elon Musk, test prototypes are captured on video as they roam the streets in California. A few days ago, Tesla Motors sent private invitation...

 
2016 Hyundai Tucson Rendered as a Coupe, We Hope the Koreans Won't Build One
2016 Hyundai Tucson Rendered as a Coupe, We Hope the Koreans Won't Build One

We thought the fugly Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Coupe would be the last abomination from Pixel Land we'll ever see, but we were wrong. This time, today's deviation is based on the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, a good-looking SUV if you ask us. How...

 
Chevrolet Restored the 1 Millionth Corvette, Next In Line is a 1962 Corvette
Chevrolet Restored the 1 Millionth Corvette, Next In Line is a 1962 Corvette

Remember the world-famous sinkhole incident that appeared at the National Corvette Museum earlier this year? We do, and we also remember the eight Corvettes swallowed by the ground. Before you accuse us of trying to ruin your day, please let us ...

 
Elon Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Production Starts in Two Years, Gigafactory Needed First
Elon Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Production Starts in Two Years, Gigafactory Needed First

As usual, Tesla Motors' charismatic CEO uses Twitter as the company's primary PR platform. This time, the announcement has to do with the Model 3. Elon Musk's relaxed approach when it comes to announcing stuff on behalf of Tesla M...

 
Someone Rendered a Lamborghini Veneno Superveloce, We Think It's Amazing
Someone Rendered a Lamborghini Veneno Superveloce, We Think It's Amazing

Since the pre-Frankfurt Motor Show craze is going to last for a while now, let's look at a model that made a debut on the European stage, but during the Geneva International Motor Show in 2013. It's Italian, and its name means "po...

 
Nissan Confirms Second-Gen Juke, Sunderland Plant Gets £100 Million Investment
Nissan Confirms Second-Gen Juke, Sunderland Plant Gets £100 Million Investment

When it first hit the market, the Nissan Juke was one of those cars the public either hates or loves - there's no middle way with the Japanese crossover. However, the Juke proved to be a profitable card for Nissan, since the manufacturer bu...

 
DS3 Dark Light Limited Edition Comes to Frankfurt, Only 300 Units Will See Daylight
DS3 Dark Light Limited Edition Comes to Frankfurt, Only 300 Units Will See Daylight

Whether it's concepts, new models or special editions, this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will have it all. So one extra limited edition can't hurt, right? This time, it's DS Automobiles taking the initiative with the DS3 Dark ...

 
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio Rendered In Base-Spec Version, Comes from Parallel Universe
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio Rendered In Base-Spec Version, Comes from Parallel Universe

Folks, let's take a break from what's happening right now prior to the Frankfurt Motor Show and use the rendering you see above to let our hair down for a moment. Indeed, it's a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabrio you see there, but not ...

 
Renault Introduces the Alaskan Concept, Reinforces Plan for the LCV Global Market
Renault Introduces the Alaskan Concept, Reinforces Plan for the LCV Global Market

Whenever an international motor show is approaching, auto journalists have to handle a great deal of new concepts, teasers and whatnot. Sometimes, it gets hectic but there are days when we stumble upon prototypes like the Renault Alaskan. The ba...

 
Meet the SsangYong XLV-Air Concept, Hinting at a Long-Wheelbase Tivoli
Meet the SsangYong XLV-Air Concept, Hinting at a Long-Wheelbase Tivoli

Everybody is gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show waiting to open its gates this month, so it was only natural for SsangYong to find a way to attend the party. They found it with an interesting-looking concept - at least in the virtual design...

 
Renault Keeps the Twingo Fresh and Appealing with the Cosmic Special Edition
Renault Keeps the Twingo Fresh and Appealing with the Cosmic Special Edition

Now that the enthusiasm triggered by the new Renault Twingo among media and the public cooled off, the French carmaker must find ways to keep people interested in their car. First, they came up with the 2015 Twingo Limited, which offered custome...

 
Citroen Cactus M Concept Breaks Cover Online, Features Waterproof Interior
Citroen Cactus M Concept Breaks Cover Online, Features Waterproof Interior

We all know how things work whenever a new model or concept is announced for a motor show: we get some teasers, then some pictures are leaked, and the carmaker has no other choice than to release official info and images. The same happened with ...

 
2016 Audi Q7 Earns Five Stars in Euro NCAP Test, Aces Active and Passive Safety
2016 Audi Q7 Earns Five Stars in Euro NCAP Test, Aces Active and Passive Safety

Once the new 2016 Audi Q7 hit the internet, we delivered everything you needed to know about the SUV. However, one thing was missing, but that's not something you find in the car's specs. At least, not right before launch. Audi's ...

 
2016 Hyundai i20 Active Will Bring Its Rugged Side at Frankfurt 2015
2016 Hyundai i20 Active Will Bring Its Rugged Side at Frankfurt 2015

Hyundai's plans for the European market are more ambitious than ever, and we can't really complain because diversity and competition are two things that make the auto industry grow. Back to Hyundai's plans now. The Korean carmaker...

 
Mitsubishi Attrage Receives Outlander's Styling Cues, Is This Too Much for the Sedan?
Mitsubishi Attrage Receives Outlander's Styling Cues, Is This Too Much for the Sedan?

So, someone thought the Mitsubishi Attrage / Mirage G4 would look better with some styling cues from its Outlander SUV brother nicely applied in the front and at the rear. We like the facelifted Mitsu Outlander PHEV and leaving the hybrid powert...

 
Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond is Here to Make You Watch the Spectre Movie
Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond is Here to Make You Watch the Spectre Movie

As we're sure you know by now, the latest James Bond movie is almost here, and will be introduced to the public under the "Spectre" name. So Aston Martin must have thought: hey, let's make a proper car for this one, shall we?...

 
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Marks Online Debut, Comes to Celebrate Bugatti's LeMans Career
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Marks Online Debut, Comes to Celebrate Bugatti's LeMans Career

Now's the time to throw away the teaser pictures Bugatti has been serving in the past days and focus on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo as a whole. Finally, we don't have to use our imagination in the attempt to guess how will the Buga...

 
Citroen Cactus M Concept Leaked Before Frankfurt 2015 Reveal, Looks Twice as Funky
Citroen Cactus M Concept Leaked Before Frankfurt 2015 Reveal, Looks Twice as Funky

Two years ago, Citroen presented the Cactus Concept during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, but this year they are once again challenging design norms with the Cactus M Concept. The reason we're telling you this is a recent leakage that broug...

 
2016 Kia Sportage Reveals Interior and Tech Specs Before Frankfurt 2015 Debut
2016 Kia Sportage Reveals Interior and Tech Specs Before Frankfurt 2015 Debut

Kia finally lets us see how the new Sportage's interior has changed thanks to a set of official cabin photos. Additionally, we get to know more specs for the Korean SUV. Also, Kia claims the interior of the 2016 Kia Sportage features "...

 
2017 Audi S4 Spotted Testing in the Alps, the Camouflage is Completely Gone
2017 Audi S4 Spotted Testing in the Alps, the Camouflage is Completely Gone

The new Audi RS4 is nowhere to be seen yet, but the Audi S4, however, is ready to make a debut this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. It's not the first time we're providing info on the 2017 Audi S4, but the latest batch of photo...

 

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