Author: Cristian Puscasu

Cristian Pușcașu started loving cars and wanted to become a “racing driver” thanks to some computer game that lit the fire almost two decades ago. Since then, he came to his senses and decided that becoming an automotive engineer is more sensible, and pursued such a degree in his home country, Romania. Cristian decided to try writing about what he learned, in an attempt to correct certain misconceptions and to use his soon-to-be degree a bit unconventionally.
dual-clutch transmission
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What is a Dual-Clutch Transmission?

Many people consider dual-clutch transmissions to be just as engaging as regular manual transmissions but without any of the downsides….

tire code
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What Are Radial Tires?

Radial tires are a Michelin invention. Tires are the most important component found on your car and are sometimes still…

car crash
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What Do Engineers Look for in a Crash Test?

There’s quite a bit of controversy regarding crash tests. The most recent one involved the all-new Dacia Jogger and how…

Daewoo Nubira
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Used Car Bargain Bin: Daewoo Nubira

Sold worldwide, the Daewoo Nubira is a compact sedan, hatchback, or station wagon manufactured between 1997 and 2004. This is…

Peugeot 5008
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What is the Peugeot 5008?

The Peugeot 5008 is a compact crossover SUV released in its current layout in 2017. Prior to this, the 5008…

Peugeot e-Rifter
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What is the Peugeot e-Rifter?

The Peugeot e-Rifter is a multi-purpose vehicle splitting from the previous family version of the Peugeot Partner. The regular variant…

Peugeot 508
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What is the Peugeot 508?

The Peugeot 508 is a mid-size sedan or station wagon first revealed in 2010. Its market positioning is complicated, given…

Peugeot 308
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What is the Peugeot 308?

The Peugeot 308 is a compact hatchback or station wagon first revealed in 2007. Foremost, the Peugeot 308 was aimed…

Renault Alaskan
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What is the Renault Alaskan?

In a brilliant display of car culture, the Renault Alaskan aimed to expand Renault’s current world-leading presence regarding light commercial…

Citroën 2CV
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The History of Citroën

An important member of the Stellantis conglomerate, Citroën is renowned for exquisitely clever designs that have stood the test of…

Volvo Concept Recharge
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What is the Volvo XC20?

Volvo had plenty of success while only selling more executive cars, and it is easy to understand why they would…

Vincenzo Lancia
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The History of Lancia

Part of the Stellantis conglomerate, Lancia is a car manufacturer based in Italy, renowned for its rally heritage, and automotive…

catalytic converter
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The Function and Purpose of a Catalytic Converter

Thanks to strict pollution norms enforced around the globe, catalytic converters have become mandatory. That’s because a catalytic converter can…

manual transmission
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How Do Manual Transmissions Work?

Manual transmissions are the original kind of transmission, as ancient as the first cars produced. However, their design changed massively…

boxer engine
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What is a Boxer Engine?

Every engine has a V-engine layout to some degree. The regular in-line engines have a cylinder bank angle, that’s the…

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6 Types of Turbochargers

A turbocharger does the same operation as a regular supercharger, with a slight caveat. A turbocharger is powered by the…

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4 Types of Superchargers

To extract more power out of an engine something is for certain: you need more air. The larger the quantity…

Dacia Duster
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Highlights of the Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is a subcompact crossover SUV that is also sold as the Renault Duster in some parts of…

Dacia Jogger
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Highlights of the Dacia Jogger

The Dacia Jogger is a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with crossover influences. The Jogger is the successor to the older…

Dacia Sandero
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Highlights of the Dacia Sandero

The Dacia Sandero is an affordable B-segment model in Dacia’s small roster. It’s available as a hatchback or a small…

Col de Turini
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The Col de Turini is a Hairpin Turn Spectacle

One of the most important stages in the World Rally Championship, the Col de Turini is part of the world-renowned…

Cat and Fiddle Pub
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All About the Cat and Fiddle Road

The United Kingdom has its fair share of spectacular but dangerous roads. Road A537, dubbed the Cat and Fiddle Road,…

regenerative braking
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What is Regenerative Braking?

Regenerative braking is one of the numerous efficiency systems installed on all manners of electric vehicles worldwide. Simply put, they…

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What is the Dacia Bigster?

Dacia has ambitious plans for 2025, wanting to extend their cost-efficiency principle in the European market with as many as…

Aston Martin DBX
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What is the Aston Martin DBX?

Aston Martin released their first-ever SUV, dubbed the Aston Martin DBX, in 2020. Like the Lamborghini Urus, questions greeted the…

Map of Europe
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5 European Cars You Cannot Have

Sorry, Americans, but these European cars are not for you. Every manufacturer builds crossovers and nearly all look extraordinarily much…

Transalpina in Snow
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All About the Transalpina

Not only is it one of the oldest roads in Romania, but the Transalpina is also the highest one in…

Europe
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Euro Car Quintet: So Much Want

Europeans have a certain knack for designing either the most refined cars or the most obnoxious automobiles the world has…

turkey
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5 Turkey Cars We Would Rather Forget

Countless cars have come to the market that also have made history. But for some, they have done so in…

24 Hours of Le Mans
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5 Best European Motorsport Races

Motorsport is highly ingrained into European culture. Indeed, from brands such as Lancia and Peugeot which have an impressive rally…