Author: Cristian Puscasu

Cristian lives in Romania and is studying to become an automotive engineer. Currently in his third year, he enjoys writing about cars as well as tinkering with them. We are pleased to welcome him as a contributing writer, knowing that he will pursue far greater things in the years to come.
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…

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All About the Dalton Highway

There are various ways that one could describe the Dalton Highway, an Alaskan haul road constructed in 1974. Some people…

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All About the Stelvio Pass

Italy cultivated the rest of the world with their pristine taste, introducing us to Italian food; car brands such as…

Transfagarasan
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All About the Transfăgărășan

Among all the impressive objects built in Romania, the Transfăgărășan was constructed when the communist government was in command, led…

Porsche 911 GT3 R997
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Why Do Automakers Care So Much About Nürburgring Nordschleife?

The incomporable Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack. There has been a substantial craze around the internet when the Honda Civic Type R…

Dacia
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The History of Dacia (Automobile Dacia S.A.)

Dacia is one of the few reasons why the outside world has heard of Romania. Most commonly, people know about…

Ford Focus RS
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All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

What are the similarities and differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive? When you look at the names, AWD (all-wheel…

Edison Electric
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How Do Electric Vehicles Work?

Electric vehicles are the craze nowadays. Tesla considers electric vehicles to be the future. Toyota has gone heavily into electrification…

8
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8 European Automotive Brands Not Available in the U.S.

Many European cars are, for the most part, unheard of in the United States, or barely known due to popular…

chemistry hydrogen
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Hydrogen Power: About Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The future of motorized vehicles is highly debated. Most people believe that all-electric vehicles are the future, regardless of their…

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What’s the Difference Between Horsepower and Torque?

Horsepower and torque are important numbers with the general idea that bigger is better since it makes your car faster….

gas pump
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What Does an Octane Rating Indicate?

The octane rating varies between gasoline grades. An octane rating is something you notice at the gas pump. But what…

flat-plane crank
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What is a Flat-Plane Crank Engine?

Engines are complex pieces of machinery that are built entirely on a “best decision for the supposed use” basis. Notably,…

diesel
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Diesel Engine Runaway: Cause and Effect

Diesel engine runaway is rare, to say the least. These days, the chances of such an event happening are low,…

supercharger animation
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Get Boosted! Supercharging vs. Turbocharging

Most people with even the slightest interest in cars know how a regular car engine works, the most basic of…

Nissan Rogue
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How Does a CVT Work?

A CVT works with an engine in sending power to the wheels. Every car out there must have a transmission,…