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Tudor Rus

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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.
Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Land Rocket Uses F1 Ceramics to Keep it Cool
Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Land Rocket Uses F1 Ceramics to Keep it Cool

We hope you didn't forget about the Bloodhound SSC and its attempt to set a new land speed record because the team behind the project took the time to share more geeky stuff with us. It goes without saying the ones working on the Bloodhound...

 
2016 Tesla Model X Spotted Again, This Time Wearing Transport Plastic Wraps
2016 Tesla Model X Spotted Again, This Time Wearing Transport Plastic Wraps

The saga created by Model X sightings gets a new episode, as someone spotted the all-electric crossover wearing transport wrappings. Which made us wonder whether deliveries have started already. The truth is, they didn't, as Tesla Motors st...

 
Lexus GS F Shows Us How A Wet Circuit is the Ultimate Playground
Lexus GS F Shows Us How A Wet Circuit is the Ultimate Playground

Lexus GS F is an old acquaintance of ours since we met the performance sedan in the metal for the first time at the 2015 NAIAS. Another rendez-vous followed in Geneva this March and more recently during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the Lex...

 
2016 Honda Accord Rendered in Cabrio Guise, We Have Mixed Feelings About it
2016 Honda Accord Rendered in Cabrio Guise, We Have Mixed Feelings About it

From what we've seen over the years, some cars look better in sedan or estate guise but their carmaker only offers them as coupés, for example, while some cabrio rides would look a lot better in saloon config, but they never get to rece...

 
Let Goldman Cruise Turn Your Land Cruiser Into One Damn Ugly SUV
Let Goldman Cruise Turn Your Land Cruiser Into One Damn Ugly SUV

If you've never heard of Goldman Cruise so far, here's something to get you better acquainted with the tuning firm: they claim the brand is created for the king of driving. We can't tell for sure if that's related to Saudi ki...

 
Ford Mustang Facelift Is Coming in 2018, Could Carry A Ten-Speed Automatic Gearbox
Ford Mustang Facelift Is Coming in 2018, Could Carry A Ten-Speed Automatic Gearbox

You know what they say, there's no rest for the wicked and Ford fits perfectly in this category, especially since the latest rumors claim FoMoCo is working on a facelifted version for the new 'Stang. We tested the 2015 Ford Mustang and...

 
AME Introduces GT Sport Chassis For the Chevy Corvette C1, Will Make Driving a Pleasure
AME Introduces GT Sport Chassis For the Chevy Corvette C1, Will Make Driving a Pleasure

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 might be more than half a century old, but it's also an iconic car, a real American symbol that happens to be one of the favorite cars for restomodders. Why are we talking about something you already knew? Well, we...

 
2016 Hyundai Elantra Teased, Could Debut Later This Year in Los Angeles
2016 Hyundai Elantra Teased, Could Debut Later This Year in Los Angeles

Not many things are known about the new 2016 Hyundai Elantra, but Hyundai's PR arm took its time to reveal a teaser photo of the sedan, so let the speculation games begin. Hyundai officials claim the style of the new Elantra places the Kore...

 
Bruno Senna is the New Mentor for  McLaren's P1 GTR Driver Programme
Bruno Senna is the New Mentor for McLaren's P1 GTR Driver Programme

Former Formula 1 and current McLaren GT factory driver Bruno Senna has joined the McLaren P1 GTR Driver Programme and will act as mentor at each of the exclusive events. In case you didn't know, Bruno Senna is the nephew of the late Ayrton ...

 
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Earns Eight-Speed Gearbox, New Look and Safety Pack
2016 Toyota Land Cruiser Earns Eight-Speed Gearbox, New Look and Safety Pack

Only one day has passed since Toyota announced the refreshed Land Cruiser 200 for the Japanse market, and now it's time for US customers to know what will the 2016 Land Cruiser have in store for them. We'll take each aspect at a time, ...

 
Tesla Motors Will Spawn Fleets of Autonomous Cars, Analysts Claim
Tesla Motors Will Spawn Fleets of Autonomous Cars, Analysts Claim

Autonomous driving is one of the two or three directions the automotive world is heading to, and it was only natural for an avantgardist carmaker like Tesla to lead the pack. At least that's what automotive analysts claim, despite the fact ...

 
Toyota Ends Land Cruiser Production in Russia, Won't Leave the Market for Now
Toyota Ends Land Cruiser Production in Russia, Won't Leave the Market for Now

It was only March when we were telling about the Russia exodus General Motors prepared and their decision to withdraw Opel from the market due to the Russian economy's lack of stability. Back then, after the oil price went down, Russia'...

 
Priest-Owned 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Fetches $115,500 at Auction
Priest-Owned 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43 Fetches $115,500 at Auction

Here at autoevolution, we try to cover as many chunks of the Internet as possible, and Toyotas have a special place on our website. So how about we tell you how a 1971 Land Cruiser sold for over $100,000 at auction? First of all you need to know...

 
This Ketterer Continental RV Has Enough Space for Your MINI or Audi A1 to Fit In
This Ketterer Continental RV Has Enough Space for Your MINI or Audi A1 to Fit In

We don't know how you feel about RVs, but whenever we see one, it instantly opens up our appetite for travelling. So guess what happened when we saw the Ketterer Continental, a motorhome that can act as a mothership for a small car. Yes, th...

 
Spyshots: BMW M6 GT3 Spotted While Testing on a Semi-Wet Nurburgring Track
Spyshots: BMW M6 GT3 Spotted While Testing on a Semi-Wet Nurburgring Track

BMW are not allowing their M6 GT3 racecars to skip a single practice session, which means test mules are working hard before engineers can put the OK stamp on their "medical" record. Our spy photographers sent in a batch of photos show...

 
Tesla Autopilot Function Enters Beta Testing Stage, Selected Customers Get to Try it
Tesla Autopilot Function Enters Beta Testing Stage, Selected Customers Get to Try it

Tesla Motors began uploading the latest version of the much-awaited Autopilot feature on a small group of Tesla Model S models with the drivers acting as beta testing for the company. If you think this might turn out to be a dangerous decision, ...

 
Ford Performance Blesses the Focus ST with 275 HP, Max Torque Reaches 296 lb-ft
Ford Performance Blesses the Focus ST with 275 HP, Max Torque Reaches 296 lb-ft

Here at autoevolution, we love every car that's wearing the ST badge, whether it's a Ford Focus or a Fiesta. Add a pack of goodies from Ford Performance into the mix, and you get a bunch of happy and excited petrolheads. Now, can the F...

 
Spyshots: 2017 Hyundai Genesis Came Out to Play, We Took Some Pictures
Spyshots: 2017 Hyundai Genesis Came Out to Play, We Took Some Pictures

Last time we met with the 2017 Genesis was last winter when the sedan started out-in-the-cold test session. Summer is almost gone now, but the Genesis is still working hard as engineers are applying the finishing touches on what will become the ref...

 
Funny Toyota Auris Hybrid Ad Involves Paid Actor and Lie Detector
Funny Toyota Auris Hybrid Ad Involves Paid Actor and Lie Detector

It was only last week when we showed you what happens when car salesmen suddenly become honest, but now it's time to experience impartiality when it comes to more real-life situations. For example, let's take Toyota's latest comme...

 
Toyota Keen on Exploring the Possibilities of Online Car Sales, Report Claims
Toyota Keen on Exploring the Possibilities of Online Car Sales, Report Claims

Online is where most shoppers go these days to buy the products they want or need, but so far cars have been sold and bought the traditional way. One of the many changes to come in the way the automotive industry works will affect the manner in ...

 

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