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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.
Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck Wearing Lexus LX's Face Makes One Mean Piece of Machinery
Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck Wearing Lexus LX's Face Makes One Mean Piece of Machinery

Before proceeding with the story of a Tacoma that got the face of the recently introduced Lexus LX 570, the undersigned would like to mention he's a big fan of both and seeing this mix made him happy. Now, coming back to the rendering in qu...

 
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Gets the Best Out of the SUV's Lavish Side
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Gets the Best Out of the SUV's Lavish Side

We knew Ford was going to go platinum on the 2016 Ford Explorer from last year, but we didn't have all the details. That's been fixed now, as FoMoCo revealed addition info on the Platinum version for the best-selling SUV in the US. Upg...

 
2016 Kia Sportage Spotted Camouflage-Free, Looks Even Better in Real Life
2016 Kia Sportage Spotted Camouflage-Free, Looks Even Better in Real Life

Yeah, we know, the 2016 Kia Sportage was already revealed online, and all the info has been served on the platter, along with official pictures, but we have something better. By that, we mean a batch of spyshots that are not actually spyshots be...

 
2015 Opel Astra: We Sit in Opel's New Hatchback, First Contact Suggests Notable Improvements
2015 Opel Astra: We Sit in Opel's New Hatchback, First Contact Suggests Notable Improvements

In Europe, the C-segment is one of the most contested niches. Here, we encounter a multi-front battle fought between carmakers like Volkswagen, Renault, Ford and Opel, among others. As you already imagined, this is also the stage where cars like...

 
2016 Renault Megane to Debut in Frankfurt, Will Be More Comfortable and Efficient
2016 Renault Megane to Debut in Frankfurt, Will Be More Comfortable and Efficient

Renault's PR voice announced today the French carmaker will bring the new Megane on stage at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled to open its gates next month. The fourth generation of Renault's C-segment family car will be...

 
Mercedes-AMG GT Dressed as Tesla Model S Doesn’t Look Half Bad in This Rendering
Mercedes-AMG GT Dressed as Tesla Model S Doesn’t Look Half Bad in This Rendering

For this one, you'll have to use the rewind button on your memory to take you back to when rumors of a four-door Mercedes-AMG GT were spreading in the car world. Some media outlets suggested Mercedes-Benz is interested in building a four-do...

 
2016 Subaru BRZ is Cheaper and Better Equipped, Pricing Starts from $25,395
2016 Subaru BRZ is Cheaper and Better Equipped, Pricing Starts from $25,395

Subaru USA is keeping the BRZ in line with the competitors which for the 2016MY means new options and lower prices. Now, don't expect massive discounts, but the 2016 Subaru BRZ costs $300 less than before, as customers can get one for a sta...

 
Spyshots: Honda's Crossover Based on the Concept D Spotted Testing in Europe
Spyshots: Honda's Crossover Based on the Concept D Spotted Testing in Europe

The batch of spyshots you're about to see takes us back to Shanghai 2015, where Honda unveiled the Concept D, a prototype bound to turn into a crossover dedicated exclusively to the Chinese market. That's right, the prototype wasn'...

 
2016 Hyundai Accent Brings Subtle Changes, Prices Start at $14,745
2016 Hyundai Accent Brings Subtle Changes, Prices Start at $14,745

For the 2016 model year, Hyundai had the idea of refreshing the Accent lineup, which went through a facelift session last year. The list of changes is not a hefty one, but its is worth noted Hyundai took some measures that affect naming consistency...

 
2016 Hyundai Elantra Shows Face and Interior in Leaked Photos, Looks German Alright
2016 Hyundai Elantra Shows Face and Interior in Leaked Photos, Looks German Alright

From the handful of design sketches acting as teasers for the new Hyundai Elantra, we drew an obvious conclusion: the model looked more German if we look at its styling cues. And now we can confirm that. In fact, you can see it with your own eye...

 
2016 Honda Pilot Aces the Small Overlap IIHS Crash Test, Earns Top Safety Pick+
2016 Honda Pilot Aces the Small Overlap IIHS Crash Test, Earns Top Safety Pick+

The 2016 Honda Pilot started populating dealerships in the US in June, with a starting price of $29,995. Customers who opted for one or those looking to buy one will be pleased to find out the SUV also offers a safe ride. A very safe journey, we...

 
2016 Honda CR-Z Facelift Debuts In Japan, Has the Same 1.5-liter Mill with 130 HP
2016 Honda CR-Z Facelift Debuts In Japan, Has the Same 1.5-liter Mill with 130 HP

In the car industry, history teaches us that once a batch of photos is leaked on the internet, the carmaker will respond by unveiling the model online. It goes the same for the facelifted Honda CR-Z, which we saw earlier this week courtesy of a ...

 
Infiniti Drops Q30 Picture On Facebook Before The Model's Debut in Frankfurt
Infiniti Drops Q30 Picture On Facebook Before The Model's Debut in Frankfurt

There's nothing new with the announcement that Infiniti will reveal the Q30 compact in Frankfurt, but the brand just took its time to tease the car on Facebook with an official picture. It's not the first official photo showing the Q30...

 
Peugeot 308 Racing Cup Turns On the Horsepower Tap in Frankfurt With 1.6-liter Turbo Mill
Peugeot 308 Racing Cup Turns On the Horsepower Tap in Frankfurt With 1.6-liter Turbo Mill

Remember when some months ago, Peugeot revealed a monster-hybrid concept in Shanghai, called the 308 R HYbrid? The beast packed 500 horsepower, and the same recipe is being applied again for the Frankfurt Motor Show. This time, the French carmak...

 
Humvee's Replacement for the US Army Will Be Built by Oshkosh, The Deal is Worth $6,7 Billion
Humvee's Replacement for the US Army Will Be Built by Oshkosh, The Deal is Worth $6,7 Billion

When you mention the US Army, the first vehicle that usually pops up in everyone's mind is the Humvee, or how they call it, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. No, this is not a history course, but the vehicle will be granted with a su...

 
2016 Renault Talisman Estate Earns the R.S. Treatment, It Will Never Happen in Real Life
2016 Renault Talisman Estate Earns the R.S. Treatment, It Will Never Happen in Real Life

Straight from the box labelled "cars that will never see daylight" we introduce to you the Renault Talisman Estate R.S., a station wagon wearing the RenaultSport badge coming from Pixel Land. As you know, after unveiling the Talisman s...

 
Staged Car Crashes: What are They and How to Handle Such Scams
Staged Car Crashes: What are They and How to Handle Such Scams

Intentionally staged road accidents are a reality, and those who fell into this trap know this experience is one of the worst you can get as a driver. Don't get us wrong, a car accident is, by definition, a horrible event, but also expensiv...

 
Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line is a Reality, Will Take a Bow in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz V-Class AMG Line is a Reality, Will Take a Bow in Frankfurt

Remember when Mercedes-AMG launched the fabulous all-new Sprinter63 S performance van? No, you don't, because that was an April Fools prank, but the AMG Line for the V-Class is the real deal. Although the idea of a 4.0-liter V8 rumbling in ...

 
Spyshots: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Spotted While Testing, Expect a Launch Soon
Spyshots: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Spotted While Testing, Expect a Launch Soon

Mercedes-Benz are never resting, judging by the rate at which the Stuttgart brand manages to launch new models, but just like all the other carmakers, their fight takes place on many fronts. One of them is pre-production testing, and Mercedes-Be...

 
Nissan Micra Earns New N-TEC Trim in the UK, Prices Start at £12,400
Nissan Micra Earns New N-TEC Trim in the UK, Prices Start at £12,400

Until Nissan decides to take the Sway prototype and turn it into a production model - which will probably be the new Nissan Micra, the small hatchback earns a new grade in the UK. There's a long way from the Sway concept to a production-rea...

 

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