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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.
Hyundai Teases 2016 Elantra Interior, Looks a Lot Like A German Car
Hyundai Teases 2016 Elantra Interior, Looks a Lot Like A German Car

Hyundai are busy these days not only with last-minute preparations for the global launch of the new Elantra but also with the teasing game started last week. After some photos and sketches hinting at how the Hyundai Elantra might look like on th...

 
Many Drivers Don't Use the Head-up Display or Automated Parking Systems, Study Finds
Many Drivers Don't Use the Head-up Display or Automated Parking Systems, Study Finds

These days, carmakers try to fit as many gizmos, safety features and driver assistance systems as they can in new cars, but a new study shows drivers don't use all of them. The head-up display, parking sensors and in-car apps are just some ...

 
Kia Optima Makes Online Debut Before Frankfurt, With "High-class" Cabin and New Tech
Kia Optima Makes Online Debut Before Frankfurt, With "High-class" Cabin and New Tech

After the photo leakage from last week, Kia decided to go official on the new Euro-spec Optima, so here we are, in front of a set of pictures and fresh info on the car. The Europe-bound Kia Optima will make its debut later next month, at the Fra...

 
Dacia Duster Earns New 1.6-Liter Engine, Power Goes Up to 115 HP
Dacia Duster Earns New 1.6-Liter Engine, Power Goes Up to 115 HP

Other than the increase in power, the new engine Dacia sees fit to install in their Duster SUV is EU6-compliant. In Dacia's view, the Duster just became "shockingly affordable" after the brand rewarded the small-sized SUV with a n...

 
Modellista has a Wide Body Kit for the 2016 Lexus LX 570, Only Japan Will Get it
Modellista has a Wide Body Kit for the 2016 Lexus LX 570, Only Japan Will Get it

Modellista is a common name amongst Lexus aficionados, mainly due to their wide body kits that end up on the brand's cars, and now it's LX's turn to get a taste of the Japanese aftermarket scene. Aside from triggering a wave of in...

 
Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Mode Launch Reactions Will Make You Smile
Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Mode Launch Reactions Will Make You Smile

Besides supercars, there aren't many cars out there capable of squeezing your chest with G forces once the one behind the wheel takes the accelerator all the way down to the metal. At least, not sedans. Maybe the 707-horsepower Dodge Charg...

 
Hyundai Vision G Receives a Gran Coupe Setup Via the Digital Scalpel
Hyundai Vision G Receives a Gran Coupe Setup Via the Digital Scalpel

We don't know what happened today, but the stars might have aligned or something because renderings of various cars started pouring out of the sky. After we saw the Lexus LX F showing us something that Toyota's luxury arm will never bu...

 
Facelifted Honda CR-Z Pictures Leak in China, Everything is New on the Outside
Facelifted Honda CR-Z Pictures Leak in China, Everything is New on the Outside

Honda CR-Z is an old acquaintance of ours, as we got to test the Sport Hybrid variant some years ago, but the rumor mill concerning this model has been stagnating until a batch of pictures showed up in China. The images surfaced online on CarNew...

 
Lexus LX Receives the F-Sport Makeover, but Only in the Digital World
Lexus LX Receives the F-Sport Makeover, but Only in the Digital World

Alright, before we go into the discussion about the photo you see above, allow us to open the conversation by saying that Lexus' F high-performance division was never created for the brand's SUVs. However, that rule means nothing in Pi...

 
Acura/Honda NSX Imagined as a Targa Model, We Think it Looks Sexy
Acura/Honda NSX Imagined as a Targa Model, We Think it Looks Sexy

The past weeks have been filled with new info on the upcoming Acura/Honda NSX, but the news were far from good for potential customers and fans. As you might remember, a recent report claimed the new model will begin production in spring 2016, n...

 
Spyshots: Hyundai i30/Elantra GT Mule Spotted in Action, Is This the New Model?
Spyshots: Hyundai i30/Elantra GT Mule Spotted in Action, Is This the New Model?

The year was 2014 when the South-Koreans decided to reward their second-gen Hyundai i30 with a facelift. So, why are we seeing test mules looking like heavily-camoed i30 hatchbacks? Well, one answer is that we could soon see an i30 N Series hot ...

 
2015 Ford Mustang Generated 2,000 Orders in the UK, Deliveries Start in November
2015 Ford Mustang Generated 2,000 Orders in the UK, Deliveries Start in November

FoMoCo announced the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America, with a sure-shot destination: the UK, where almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken since January...

 
Spyshots: Toyota Crossover Spotted During Tests, Will Challenge the Nissan Juke
Spyshots: Toyota Crossover Spotted During Tests, Will Challenge the Nissan Juke

When we first saw the Toyota C-HR concept last year in Paris, our first impression was that it looked like a Renault. However, Toyota said the prototype was their priority for further development, and it seems they kept that promise. Our always-...

 
Ford Filed a Patent for a Self-driving Car With Living Room-styled Cabin
Ford Filed a Patent for a Self-driving Car With Living Room-styled Cabin

As we told you on several previous occasions, one of the directions the car world is moving in has a lot to do with autonomous vehicles or as most people know them, self-driving cars. Mercedes-Benz is one example of a carmaker that started exper...

 
Here's a Fugly Mitsubishi Pajero Coupe, Based on the Freshly Released 2016 Pajero Sport
Here's a Fugly Mitsubishi Pajero Coupe, Based on the Freshly Released 2016 Pajero Sport

Even though the undersigned is not a big fan of SUVs, here at autoevolution we appreciate those offroaders and wannabe offroaders who still have a personality. The Mitsubishi Pajero is one of them, and the recent unveiling of the 2016 Pajero Spo...

 
2016 Nissan Navara NP300 Unveiled Before Frankfurt With 2.3-liter Diesel Mill
2016 Nissan Navara NP300 Unveiled Before Frankfurt With 2.3-liter Diesel Mill

What two weeks ago was only a picture with the taillights next to a soccer boot materialized today into a set of images and information about the new Nissan Navara NP300. Therefore, ladies and gentlemen keen on pickup truck, allow us (and Nissan...

 
Toyota Sold 8 Million Hybrids Since 1997, Prius is The King of Sales for the Brand
Toyota Sold 8 Million Hybrids Since 1997, Prius is The King of Sales for the Brand

It should come as no surprise that the Prius is Toyota's best-sold PHEV, but we had to mention it because the Japanese carmaker just reached the incredible milestone of 8 million (8,048,400, to be more precise) hybrids sold since 1997. Eigh...

 
2016 GMC Sierra HD Ups the Ante With New Set of Improvements
2016 GMC Sierra HD Ups the Ante With New Set of Improvements

Now that we've seen the face of the 2016 GMC Sierra, it's time to see what upgrades will the model adopt to boost even further its appeal for the customers. Besides a revised model from a visual standpoint, GMC will equip the 2016 Sier...

 
Toyota Mirai Shows Off during WRC Germany, Has Roll Cage and Rally Goodies
Toyota Mirai Shows Off during WRC Germany, Has Roll Cage and Rally Goodies

Sightings of the Toyota Mirai in Europe have kicked off in an official manner, after the fuel cell electric car competed on the WRC stages in Germany. In case you thought a FCEV can't rally, guess again, because with the right mods, the Mir...

 
384,000 Honda Accord Models Going Under Scrutiny For Airbag Deployment Failure
384,000 Honda Accord Models Going Under Scrutiny For Airbag Deployment Failure

Each month we hear about Honda adding new vehicles to their humongous recall list due to the notorious Takata faulty airbags, so the fact that the brand is under investigation due to airbag failure shouldn't raise any eyebrows. However, som...

 

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