Dan Mihalascu

Dan Mihalascu

Email: dan.mihalascu@lastgear.com

Cars have intrigued Dan ever since he could tell the difference between a Dacia 1300 and a Skoda 105 - that happened not long after he started distinguishing shapes and colors. His favorite pastime soon became dismantling toy cars and reassembling (most of) them, something his mother was not very pleased about. He then started collecting piles of car magazines, an activity his mom wasn’t too fond of either.

Finally, something good (or bad, depends on whom you ask) came out of his passion as he decided to turn it into a career. Since he was better at typing than changing spark plugs, he chose to study journalism rather than becoming a mechanic (thank God for that). While most of his university colleagues fantasized about the Pulitzer prize, all he wanted was to write car reviews. Which he started doing right after graduation, when he got his first job as an editor for a car magazine.

One thing led to another and at the age of 26 he contested his first hillclimb race in a yellow Peugeot 205 GTi. It went well for a debut, but the second race ended up with a totaled car. He blamed that on the poor choice of tires, but everyone knows he was just too fired up and unexperienced to keep a cool head on a wet course. Thinking of himself as Senna at Donington in 1993 didn’t help either. Weeks after, he returned to racing in a blue Peugeot 205 GTi and carried on without incidents for two seasons before quitting for financial reasons. Fast forward many years and news outlets and he is now an editor for drivemag.com, where he reminisces about the good old days while reviewing econoboxes.

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He set a world record for the fastest mile traveled on two wheels in a four-wheeled vehicle
By Dan Mihalascu |
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Expect the D-segment model to arrive by 2022 with a similar footprint to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio
By Dan Mihalascu |
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As it turns out, you can drive your family around in a non-boring and rather affordable way
By Dan Mihalascu |
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Both were unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
By Dan Mihalascu |
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It's as quick as the 675LT from 0 to 100 km/h
By Dan Mihalascu |
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One couldn’t find a more appropriate debut venue for this car than Goodwood
By Dan Mihalascu |
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It even incorporates a slice of the original crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s personal 8 Litre
By Dan Mihalascu |
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It’s a slightly toned down version of the Levante Trofeo
By Dan Mihalascu |
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It's basically a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 with wheels attached to it
By Dan Mihalascu |
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Weight saving, performance and style go hand in hand with this one
By Dan Mihalascu |
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The unofficial renderings are based on the latest set of spy photos
By Dan Mihalascu |
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A candidate for the longest name given to a car if there ever was one
By Dan Mihalascu |
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