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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.
2016 Jeep Wrangler Embraces Black Bear Edition, It Just Got More Stylish
2016 Jeep Wrangler Embraces Black Bear Edition, It Just Got More Stylish

In case you're not satisfied with the level of auto testosterone oozed by the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, maybe the Black Bear Edition can do something to straighten that out. So, let's see what we're dealing with here. First of all, we m...

 
Tesla Model X Design Studio Opens, Model X Signature Series Has 240-Mile Range, Costs $132K
Tesla Model X Design Studio Opens, Model X Signature Series Has 240-Mile Range, Costs $132K

The wait for Tesla's Model X electric crossover ends now after the Tesla Model X design studio opened today, giving us new info on the much-awaited EV. Don't get too excited, though, as according to InsideEVs, the Model X design studio...

 
2016 Ford Ka Spotted Testing in the Alps, Ford is Preparing the Hatch for Europe
2016 Ford Ka Spotted Testing in the Alps, Ford is Preparing the Hatch for Europe

The rumor mill about the new Ford Ka started going round and round two years ago when carparazzi spotted what at that time they called a "mysterious Ford small hatch." Since then, test mules began to pop up on various occasions. In fac...

 
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 Receives New Carbon Fiber Goodies Courtesy of APR Performance
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 Receives New Carbon Fiber Goodies Courtesy of APR Performance

When it comes down to the way Chevrolet took care of both the performance and appearance matters for the Corvette C7 Z06, we can't really complain. But you know how things go with the tuning industry, as some customers are never pleased and...

 
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Teased Again, We Get to See the Front End and A Wheel...Sort Of
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Teased Again, We Get to See the Front End and A Wheel...Sort Of

So, is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo a racecar? Well, of course, we weren't expecting anything else but now we have confirmation from the carmaker's PR voice. These days, the car-related news flow under the Bugatti section is split i...

 
1968 AMC AMX Drag Racer Put Up For Sale on eBAy, Could be Yours for $10,500
1968 AMC AMX Drag Racer Put Up For Sale on eBAy, Could be Yours for $10,500

Since golden opportunities only come once or twice in a lifetime, maybe you'll find the car you see above as attractive as we do. To make matters clear from the start, we'll tell you this story is about a 1968 AMC AMX drag car that le...

 
Renault Gifts the Megane R.S. Two New Versions, Say Hello to 275 Cup-S and 275 Nav
Renault Gifts the Megane R.S. Two New Versions, Say Hello to 275 Cup-S and 275 Nav

The new Renault Megane was confirmed for debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, which means at some point in 2017 or 2018 we should see the new Megane R.S. making a debut. However, there's a long way to go up to that point, and ...

 
Chevrolet Built 10 Million Malibu Models Over 51 Years
Chevrolet Built 10 Million Malibu Models Over 51 Years

Earlier this year, GM celebrated the manufacturing of over 500 million vehicles since 1908, and now they're back with another milestone. Out of that vast amount of cars, 10 million models were represented by the Chevrolet Malibu, a model so...

 
Infiniti Reveals Q30 Interior, It has Mercedes-Benz Written All Over It
Infiniti Reveals Q30 Interior, It has Mercedes-Benz Written All Over It

Every carmaker is playing the teasing game prior to unveiling a new model so why wouldn't Infiniti jump on the same bandwagon? This time, the Japanese brand shows us two pictures revealing the Q30's interior. Infiniti's teasing ga...

 
Toyota Could Launch the Midget Sportscar in Tokyo, A Caterham 7-inspired Open-Wheel Model
Toyota Could Launch the Midget Sportscar in Tokyo, A Caterham 7-inspired Open-Wheel Model

We interrupt this program to make an announcement regarding Toyota's presence on their home turf, the Tokyo Motor Show, where the brand will reportedly unveil a model called the Midget. By model, we mean an odd combo between a Caterham 7 on...

 
Tesla Supercharger Network Reaches 500 Sites Around the World, They Had 400 in April
Tesla Supercharger Network Reaches 500 Sites Around the World, They Had 400 in April

We are sure you are familiar with Tesla's Supercharger - described as the fastest charging station on the planet - but if not, prepare to be because they already have 500 sites around the world, built in less than three years. Wait, what? T...

 
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (EU-spec) Will Make a Debut at Frankfurt 2015
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (EU-spec) Will Make a Debut at Frankfurt 2015

Mitsubishi must believe that what works for Japan will also work for Europe. We're talking, of course, about the 2016 Outlander PHEV, ready to make a debut next month in Frankfurt. Only two months have passed since Mitsubishi introduced the...

 
Fast and Furious 1993 Toyota Supra vs. 1970 Charger Drag Scene Gets GTA V Version
Fast and Furious 1993 Toyota Supra vs. 1970 Charger Drag Scene Gets GTA V Version

Drag races - especially illegal ones carried out on the city streets - are like a drug for some drivers. Insert them as a pivotal part of a movie, and people might become obsessed with them. So here we are, coming back to the Fast and Furious fr...

 
DS Reveals Facelifted DS4 and DS4 Crossback, We'll See Them in Frankfurt
DS Reveals Facelifted DS4 and DS4 Crossback, We'll See Them in Frankfurt

You can basically say everything you want about how the French carmakers do their business, but ugly cars were never on the menu for them. It's also good to know this tradition goes on with the DS4 facelift and DS4 Crossback version. Today,...

 
Elon Musk Shares Photo of Tesla's New Production Line, All We Can See is Robot Arms
Elon Musk Shares Photo of Tesla's New Production Line, All We Can See is Robot Arms

Not a single day passes without some news on Tesla Motors' upcoming Model X, although this time the picture you see above is indirectly connected to the all-electric crossover. So, long story short, Elon Musk took his time to post a photo o...

 
2016 Toyota Yaris Imbued with New Bi-Tone Version, We'll See it in Frankfurt
2016 Toyota Yaris Imbued with New Bi-Tone Version, We'll See it in Frankfurt

Toyota is not neglecting the Yaris and the way the model performs in the European market after the supermini recently received the brand's Safety Sense tech. But this time, it's all about the looks. It's a good thing the Japanese ...

 
2016 Kia Cee'd Brings Subtle Visual Upgrades, New Engines and Sporty GT Line
2016 Kia Cee'd Brings Subtle Visual Upgrades, New Engines and Sporty GT Line

In case you thought Kia will stop doing what they know best now that the new Sportage is out their oven, please take another guess after you have a look at the 2016 Kia Cee'd. The Koreans claim the upgrade for the 2016 Cee'd is a compr...

 
New Alfa Romeo MiTo Rendered Using Giulietta and Mazda2 Styling Cues
New Alfa Romeo MiTo Rendered Using Giulietta and Mazda2 Styling Cues

It's not the first time we're saying this, but the Alfa Romeo MiTo needs a second generation. However, so far only designers have been coming up with proposals for a new hatchback. One such example is the one created by Theophilus Chin...

 
2016 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Facelift Show Its Face Again, Has Vitara-borrowed Sat-Nat
2016 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Facelift Show Its Face Again, Has Vitara-borrowed Sat-Nat

There's something going on in Suzuki's backyard because we're getting more and more spyshots with the facelifted Suzuki SX4 S-Cross. In terms of visual appearance, nothing's changed in the sense that the crossover is still ha...

 
2016 Toyota Prius Spotted In the Metal, Camouflage Gone, We See Many Mirai Features
2016 Toyota Prius Spotted In the Metal, Camouflage Gone, We See Many Mirai Features

This is it, ladies and gents, green car lovers and Toyota aficionados: the new Toyota Prius was spotted with no camouflage on, in what appear to be pictures of sales-ready vehicles. We've been expecting this type of photos to surface the in...

 

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