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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 FR Concept Will Take a Bow During Tokyo Motor Show, Report Says
Toyota FR Concept Will Take a Bow During Tokyo Motor Show, Report Says

Remember when we told you Toyota trademarked the S-FR nameplate a couple of months ago? Well, the rumor mill turned once more, but this time word on the street has something to do with an FR Concept. The latest round of speculation regarding a n...

 
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Prices Revealed, the Pony Car Wears a Starting Sticker of $26,695
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Prices Revealed, the Pony Car Wears a Starting Sticker of $26,695

Ladies and gents, pony car loves and Chevy Camaro worshipers, the time has come for you to know what kind of money will buy you the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. We're sure you want to dive in and read all the info you can get your hands on, but a...

 
Potential Mercedes-Maybach E-Class Spotted While Testing, Call Us Intrigued
Potential Mercedes-Maybach E-Class Spotted While Testing, Call Us Intrigued

Even though the freshly-revealed Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe is stealing the show, there are other models in Mercedes-Benz's lineup. However, for this one, we're digging up old rumors because the Maybach nameplate seems to be involved. To ...

 
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Rolls Off the Production Line
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Rolls Off the Production Line

The time has come for the beast to be unleashed, and yes, that's a synonym for Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang going into production. Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant was dressed in holiday clothes as the Shelby GT350R entered production de...

 
Ludicrous Mode Tesla Model S P90D Blasts From 0 to 80 MPH in the Blink of an Eye
Ludicrous Mode Tesla Model S P90D Blasts From 0 to 80 MPH in the Blink of an Eye

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Tesla Firmware 7.0 and Autopilot Function Show Up in Photo Taken During Beta Testing
Tesla Firmware 7.0 and Autopilot Function Show Up in Photo Taken During Beta Testing

So, are you tired of reading about the new Tesla 7.0 firmware and the autopilot function basically everywhere on the Internet, without having some, let's say, visual proof of the gizmos? Well, those days are over because we can now show you...

 
Spyshots: 2017 Opel Insignia Sedan Spied Up-Close, Has Subtle Monza Design Cues
Spyshots: 2017 Opel Insignia Sedan Spied Up-Close, Has Subtle Monza Design Cues

Opel are not letting their foot off the gas pedal regarding future models, and that's only natural, but what you're about to see now can be categorized as big news. Ladies and gents, these are the first spyshots showing the second-gene...

 
Toyota Mirai Fueled by Lemonade Clip Tells Us Summer's Not Gone Yet
Toyota Mirai Fueled by Lemonade Clip Tells Us Summer's Not Gone Yet

We bet you remember the ad Toyota released some months ago showing how the new Mirai fuel cell EV can be powered by sh!t, so we'll use this opportunity to tell you this time around, the brand went for a more...summerish approach. The video ...

 
2016 Kia Sportage Official Pictures Surface Online, The SUV's New Face is Still Confusing
2016 Kia Sportage Official Pictures Surface Online, The SUV's New Face is Still Confusing

First there was a design sketch, then a couple of photos of the Korean-spec Sportage and now we can finally show you some official pictures of the fourth-gen Kia Sportage. The pictures surfaced on the Internet courtesy of The Korean Car Blog, an...

 
Watch the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Stretch Its Legs on a Demanding Off-road Course
Watch the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Stretch Its Legs on a Demanding Off-road Course

There's no messing around with Ford and the way they test upcoming models. After all, they added a Sport Mode on the F-150 pickup truck, so that says a lot. This time we're here to talk about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, an old acquaint...

 
Europe-bound Kia Optima Pictures Surface Online, Debut Should Take Place In Frankfurt
Europe-bound Kia Optima Pictures Surface Online, Debut Should Take Place In Frankfurt

We've had our fair share of encounters with the 2016 Kia Optima this year, consumed while the car was still a test mule and when the first official picture of the sedan washed ashore on the Internet. Today is also about images, but with the...

 
Wald International's Exterior Kit for the Toyota Vellfire Can Scare Your Children
Wald International's Exterior Kit for the Toyota Vellfire Can Scare Your Children

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Next-generation Toyota Prius To Debut on September 8 in Las Vegas
Next-generation Toyota Prius To Debut on September 8 in Las Vegas

Green car lovers from around the world, get ready for this: Toyota will reveal the new Prius PHEV next month after the ongoing model served customers for no less than seven years. We knew the Toyota Prius was coming soon since Jim Lentz was kind...

 
Classic Design Concepts Reveal Their Outlaw Wheels for the 2005-2015 Ford Mustang
Classic Design Concepts Reveal Their Outlaw Wheels for the 2005-2015 Ford Mustang

We all know how an appropriately chosen set of wheels can completely change the look of a car, provided you are not planning to turn your ride into a big ugly donk. It goes the same for the Ford Mustang, regardless which model year, and we know ...

 
Lexus LX 570 Is Now Available in Japan, Has Sequential LED Turn Signals
Lexus LX 570 Is Now Available in Japan, Has Sequential LED Turn Signals

It might have debuted a few days ago on US soil at Pebble Beach, but the Lexus LX 750 never forgot its origins and made a comeback in its homeland. In other words, the Japanese market received its own facelifted Lexus LX 570, after the SUV debut...

 
BMW M235i Racing Spied Lapping the Ring, Watch Out for That Big Rear Wing
BMW M235i Racing Spied Lapping the Ring, Watch Out for That Big Rear Wing

Our series of BMW racers caught while testing continue today with a batch of spyshots showing the M235i Racing being put through its paces on the Nurburgring. After the M6 GT3 and the M4 GTS, BMW took a new track toy on the test track, namely th...

 
2016 Hyundai Elantra/Avante Teased Again, More Sketches to Comment On
2016 Hyundai Elantra/Avante Teased Again, More Sketches to Comment On

If you wanted to know how you can tease the same model twice in less than 24 hours, then you should watch and learn how Hyundai is doing business. It was only yesterday when the Koreans revealed a teaser photo showing some of the styling cues th...

 
2015 Ford F-150 Embraces the Roush Treatment, It's Mostly About Appearance
2015 Ford F-150 Embraces the Roush Treatment, It's Mostly About Appearance

Usually, the words pickup truck and roughness have the same meaning, but that's only until Roush Performance steps in and messes everything up, in a good way of course. We know, Roush Performance are notorious for their work on Mustangs rat...

 
Honda BR-V Concept Climbs the Stage at GIIAS 2015 With 1.5-liter 120 HP Engine
Honda BR-V Concept Climbs the Stage at GIIAS 2015 With 1.5-liter 120 HP Engine

Before we start talking about the crossover, allow us to clear the air about what GIIAS stands for. It's the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2015, where Honda debuted the BR-V prototype. The BR-V is a crossover that mixes SUV and...

 
BMW M4 GTS Spotted on the Nurburgring, Looks Like Production Ready to Us
BMW M4 GTS Spotted on the Nurburgring, Looks Like Production Ready to Us

Did you think BMW was only making the M6 GT3 work hard on the Nurburgring? No sir, the M4 GTS was also being put through its paces on the Ring and our spy photographers were at their stations. So, what we're dealing with here is the same M4...

 

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