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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 Mitsubishi i-MiEV US Deliveries Will Reportedly Start in March
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV US Deliveries Will Reportedly Start in March

You would think that the unofficial title of the smallest four-seat electric vehicle sold in North America has to count for something in terms of sales, but the sad truth is the Mitsubishi i-MiEV never managed to break the 2,000 units barrier, desp...

 
Tesla Roadster Finishes 340-Mile Trip From San Jose to L.A. on a Single Charge
Tesla Roadster Finishes 340-Mile Trip From San Jose to L.A. on a Single Charge

If you’re moderately interested in Elon Musk’s work of making the world a better, greener and cleaner place by squeezing the immense potential of electricity, then you surely know Tesla loves road trips. Especially those that only requi...

 
Toyota Hilux Invincible X Promises to Grab Winter by The Throat
Toyota Hilux Invincible X Promises to Grab Winter by The Throat

Winter is coming, winter is here, it’s so cold, there’s a snow storm coming and so on. You could complain about the weather by posting on social media networks from your comfy bed or you could man up and face the music with the Toyota H...

 
Ford Comuta Had All The Right Electric Moves Before It Was Cool
Ford Comuta Had All The Right Electric Moves Before It Was Cool

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Lexus Teases LF-SA Concept Before Displaying It in Geneva

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Lexus Could Extend Its Game in the Small City Car League at Geneva 2015
Lexus Could Extend Its Game in the Small City Car League at Geneva 2015

With only two weeks left ahead of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show debut, Lexus is looking to test the waters with a new concept hinting at a future small city car, positioned right under the compact CT 200h. Rumors, rumors everywhere, as the 2015 Gen...

 
Porsche 918 Spyder Goes “Driftin’ Finland” During Porsche Driving Experience
Porsche 918 Spyder Goes “Driftin’ Finland” During Porsche Driving Experience

If the Porsche 918 Spyder would have been launched around, let’s say, 1963, the Beach Boys would have changed “Surfin’ USA“ to “Driftin’ Finland” without even blinking. Here’s the answer, in case you ...

 
Toyota Hits New US Milestone: 500,000 Corollas Built in 4 Years
Toyota Hits New US Milestone: 500,000 Corollas Built in 4 Years

Half a million Corollas built in just four years is Toyota’s way of showing skeptics that hard work and success go hand in hand, especially in the automotive industry. And if this achievement isn’t that impressive for you, just take a c...

 
2016 Mercedes GLC Plug-In Hybrid Spied for the First Time
2016 Mercedes GLC Plug-In Hybrid Spied for the First Time

Winter testing season for upcoming new models is at its peak right now and with competition heating up on all fronts, Mercedes-Benz couldn’t just sit and watch. As a result, the Stuttgart-based carmaker is quick to (re)jump the efficiency ban...

 
Toyota Built an Unique Yaris that Giggles and Laughs When Tickled
Toyota Built an Unique Yaris that Giggles and Laughs When Tickled

With April Fools’s Day pretty far on the horizon in the calendar, Toyota is teaching us something we would like to see more from all carmakers these days: the art of letting your hair down and adding a smile to the mix while you’re at i...

 
Toyota Avensis Gets New Face and Engines for the Geneva Motor Show Debut
Toyota Avensis Gets New Face and Engines for the Geneva Motor Show Debut

The latest spy-shots showing the Toyota Avensis under heavy camouflage failed to shed any light on a simple matter: should we expect the new Avensis or Toyota is just working on a second facelift for the popular Japanese playing in the European D-s...

 

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