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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.
Watch a Silent Review of The New Toyota Alphard
Watch a Silent Review of The New Toyota Alphard

So far, Toyota was the only carmaker that came up with a potential competitor for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. In fact, we’re talking about two models, the Vellfire and the Alphard. And the latter has just been video-reviewed. In silent mode. ...

 
This Porsche 901 Concept Will Leave You Drooling
This Porsche 901 Concept Will Leave You Drooling

Let’s talk for a moment about Porsche 911’s design. In fact, we would like to challenge you a bit. Imagine you could change it and come up with a revolutionary idea. It seems quite hard, doesn’t it? But not impossible, not since t...

 
This Is the Ferrari 488 GTB Imagined as Base Model
This Is the Ferrari 488 GTB Imagined as Base Model

Well, we did not see that coming, especially because we are talking about a car like the Ferrari 488 GTB. But hey, X-Tomi Design had the idea and put it into practice, so here’s a base spec Ferrari 488 GTB. For cheap rich people, if you can c...

 
Jaguar F-Pace is Likely to Receive a Full-Electric Version
Jaguar F-Pace is Likely to Receive a Full-Electric Version

Jaguar’s first SUV ever was only announced a couple of weeks ago, but that didn’t stop rumors from suggesting that we might be seeing an electric version of the F-Pace, ready to light up the battle against the upcoming Tesla Model X. ...

 
Toyota Prius California Sales Overpassed by Honda Accord
Toyota Prius California Sales Overpassed by Honda Accord

Although the Toyota Prius is as popular as exotic supercars in California, Honda had something to say about that and sales clearly show that, as the Accord sedan managed to slightly overpass the hybrid in last year’s sales. According to th...

 
No Diesel Engines For the Updated Toyota Tacoma
No Diesel Engines For the Updated Toyota Tacoma

The recently facelifted Toyota Tacoma will not receive a diesel engine according to officials, despite the fact that the pickup truck's American rivals are in line for a new diesel powerhouse. According to Worldcarfans, Tacoma chief engine...

 
Goodwood Festival of Speed to Celebrate Mazda’s Le Mans Victory
Goodwood Festival of Speed to Celebrate Mazda’s Le Mans Victory

Did you know that Mazda is the only Japanese manufacturer what won the Le Mans 24 Hours race? Well, for those who skipped this detail, here’s some news: the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed will pay tribute to Mazda’s motorsport legacy. ...

 
Infiniti QX30 Concept Teased As “Strong and Stylish” Before Geneva Debut
Infiniti QX30 Concept Teased As “Strong and Stylish” Before Geneva Debut

Crossovers, crossovers and more crossovers. This is what the gods of the automotive industry have decided for us so all we can do is accept it. The latest carmaker to adhere to crossoverism is Infiniti, with its upcoming QX30 concept, expected to s...

 
Toyota Will Recall Another 250 Models in Two Batches
Toyota Will Recall Another 250 Models in Two Batches

Uh-oh, more problems for Toyota owners as the Japanese carmaker will conduct a safety recall that will affect around 230 2015 Yaris models and 20 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro pickup trucks. Anyway, this does not seem as bad as the latest recall problems inv...

 
Range Rover Sport Hybrid Fights Severe Arctic Cold While Dragging a Trailer
Range Rover Sport Hybrid Fights Severe Arctic Cold While Dragging a Trailer

When deciding to buy a trailer, most people’s minds are set on peaceful picnics and just spending quality time with their families or friends. Not Land Rover people, not them, especially after having a Range Rover Sport Hybrid tow a 2.5-ton t...

 
Toroidion 1MW Could Be Thor’s All-Electric Ride
Toroidion 1MW Could Be Thor’s All-Electric Ride

That’s right, the all-electric supercar scene is about to add one more name in its books after Finnish company Toroidion is looking to premiere its 1MW at Top Marques Monaco in April. Recent history tells us that the electric supercar aren...

 
Mom and Kids Drift in a 550 HP Toyota Sienna Minivan
Mom and Kids Drift in a 550 HP Toyota Sienna Minivan

To all the responsible and irresponsible moms out there, do not, we repeat, do not try this in front of your house or in any supermarket parking lot. In fact, do no try drifting your lots-of-horsepower-packed minivan at all. Especially when childre...

 
Chevy Volt Owners Helped Build the EV’s Next-Gen Model
Chevy Volt Owners Helped Build the EV’s Next-Gen Model

It is good to see that some carmakers are actively involving customers in the long and elaborated process of developing a new car, after General Motors and Chevrolet reached for advice from actual owners in an attempt to make the next Volt a better...

 
Tesla Motors Wants to Fit a Battery in Your Home
Tesla Motors Wants to Fit a Battery in Your Home

No, that doesn’t mean your home can now go places based on a maximum range as Teslas’s Model S and Roadster do, but the idea is likely to threaten the traditional electric grid if it gains momentum. Having built a name for themselves...

 
New Suzuki Vitara UK Prices and Specs revealed
New Suzuki Vitara UK Prices and Specs revealed

There’s a new kid on the block in the compact SUV segment and it is called Vitara. Of course, we knew that already since the model made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but now Suzuki has released UK pricing and specs for the 5-door ch...

 
Model S P85D + Snow = Love, Tesla Says
Model S P85D + Snow = Love, Tesla Says

Since the cold weather is going to be with us for a while, Tesla thought that Model S clients might appreciate playing in the snow when the opportunity arises. Without any further comment, here’s what Tesla believes a winter road trip shoul...

 
nanoFLOWCELL Is Playing It Compact With the QUANTiNO Concept
nanoFLOWCELL Is Playing It Compact With the QUANTiNO Concept

Your favorite electric car maker from Liechtenstein will showcase the QUANTiNO Concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show but this is not the reason you are reading this. You are doing it because nanoFLOWCELL has released new details about the QUANTiNO ...

 
Honda HR-V Is Back in the UK With New 1.6 Diesel Engine
Honda HR-V Is Back in the UK With New 1.6 Diesel Engine

Big news for British Honda lovers as the baby SUV HR-V is set to make a comeback in the UK, after its 1999 debut. The even bigger news is that the new Honda HR-V will use a new 1.6-liter diesel powerhouse, courtesy of Honda Earth Dreams Technology....

 
Chris Harris Drives the Lexus RC F, Finds It Confusing...On Paper
Chris Harris Drives the Lexus RC F, Finds It Confusing...On Paper

Oh, look, it’s another video from Chris Harris on Cars, this time holding the Lexus RC F in the spotlight, a performance coupe that goes against the grain and opts for an atmospheric V8 as everyone seems to be going for turbos these days. ...

 
Nissan Officially Unveils the 2015 Fuga Sedan in Japan
Nissan Officially Unveils the 2015 Fuga Sedan in Japan

Nissan and Infiniti made their move in Japan and introduced the updated 2015 Fuga sedan along with a set of pictures and some technical specs in order to round off the information package. What North Americans and Europeans knew as the Infiniti...

 

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