Ciprian Florea

Ciprian’s passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian’s career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor’s degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession. His automotive adventure started reporting on various motorsport events as a sports writer before moving onto a full-time auto career with various sites, including This Week In Motors and Autoevolution. He’s a proud member of the TopSpeed team since early 2014.

Although he’s into just about any type of vehicle, Ciprian is not your typical car enthusiast. Ask him to choose between a BMW M4 and an Audi RS5, and he’ll gladly trade both for a beat up ’Cuda. Nothing annoys him more than car electronics and he just hates it when performance cars lack a third pedal. Additionally, he can give you several reasons why there’s still no replacement for displacement. Don’t let his grumpiness fool you though, he’s more than excited to provide the latest news and reviews on the most interesting cars in the industry. Nuts about any form of classic motorsport and muscle cars, Ciprian’s currently working on a time machine that would take him back to the 1960s for a long vacation alongside Dan Gurney and Jim Hall.

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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The most radical Cayman to date breaks cover with more than 400 horsepower
2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder

The 2020 Boxster Spyder remains naturally aspirated, packs more than 400 horsepower
2020 Lotus SUV

2020 Lotus SUV

The pure British proposition to the cool Porsche Macan
2020 Cadillac CT5-V

2020 Cadillac CT5-V

Caddy’s replacement for the CTS-V is a big disappointment performance-wise
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Powered by a supercharged V-8 with more than 700 horsepower!
Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

The mighty Huracan goes off-roading!
The 2020 Shelby GT500 packs more power than the Ferrari F8 Tributo!

The 2020 Shelby GT500 packs more power than the Ferrari F8 Tributo!

With 760 horsepower on tap, it’s the most powerful road-legal Ford ever built
Porsche 718 Spyder Debuts with Flat-Six Engine and Sub-$100K Price

Porsche 718 Spyder Debuts with Flat-Six Engine and Sub-$100K Price

What happened to the turbo flat-four?
BMW 8 Series Grows Bigger in Gran Coupe Trim, Goes After the Mercedes CLS

BMW 8 Series Grows Bigger in Gran Coupe Trim, Goes After the Mercedes CLS

BMW’s first true competitor for the Mercedes CLS and Porsche Panamera?
2020 Bentley Flying Spur

2020 Bentley Flying Spur

The third-generation Flying Spur is the world’s most advanced four-door grand tourer
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

A baby G-Class for the masses
Ferrari SF90 Stradale vs McLaren Speedtail

Ferrari SF90 Stradale vs McLaren Speedtail

The battle of the hybrid titans
2020 BMW 1 Series

2020 BMW 1 Series

The little BMW hatchback returns with state-of-the-art tech and new looks
2020 Cadillac CT4-V

2020 Cadillac CT4-V

Cadillac’s replacement for the ATS-V is disappointing to say the least
What Type of Used Car Has the Cheapest Auto Insurance Rates?

What Type of Used Car Has the Cheapest Auto Insurance Rates?

Do you like minivans and SUVs? Then you won’t have to break the bank
Best Ford Cars of All Time

Best Ford Cars of All Time

From the Model T of 1908 to the Focus RS of 2016
Ferrari Hybrid Showdown: SF90 Stradale vs LaFerrari

Ferrari Hybrid Showdown: SF90 Stradale vs LaFerrari

Maranello moves deeper into the hybrid market
Is BMW Killing the 1 Series by Moving it to a FWD Architecture?

Is BMW Killing the 1 Series by Moving it to a FWD Architecture?

Actually no! BMW knows what it’s doing
2019 BMW Garmisch

2019 BMW Garmisch

A concept from 1970 revived in 2019
The 2020 Ferrari Hybrid Hypercar Debuts May 29 - Here Are the Most Important Models That Came Before it

The 2020 Ferrari Hybrid Hypercar Debuts May 29 - Here Are the Most Important Models That Came Before it

From the hybrid LaFerrari to the insanely expensive 250 GTO
2020 Mercedes-AMG A45

2020 Mercedes-AMG A45

The company’s cool hatchback goes wilder than ever!
The Amazing Wagons That You Can't Get in the United States

The Amazing Wagons That You Can’t Get in the United States

Forbidden grocery getters that make us jealous
2021 McLaren Hybrid Sports Car

2021 McLaren Hybrid Sports Car

McLaren’s first hybrid outside the Ultimate Series will replace the 570S
2020 Ford Escape ST

2020 Ford Escape ST

Don’t cry over the new Focus ST not coming to the U.S., the Escape ST is likely to replace it
Land Rover finally updates the old Discovery Sport, add new tech and sporty features

Land Rover finally updates the old Discovery Sport, add new tech and sporty features

The company smallest SUV also features a new mild hybrid version
2019 Acura TLX PMC Edition

2019 Acura TLX PMC Edition

It’s built in the same factory as the NSX supercar
2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Munich’s long awaited competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLS
McLaren GT vs McLaren F1

McLaren GT vs McLaren F1

Supercar practicality revisited 26 years later
7 Practical Mid-Engined Grand Tourers that Came Before the McLaren GT

7 Practical Mid-Engined Grand Tourers that Came Before the McLaren GT

Two of them are also McLarens
McLaren GT vs McLaren 570GT

McLaren GT vs McLaren 570GT

Is the new GT a big improvement?
2020 McLaren GT

2020 McLaren GT

It’s the most practical mid-engined supercar on the market
The McLaren GT offers more Trunk Space than some sedans

The McLaren GT offers more Trunk Space than some sedans

The British grand tourer might be as practical as a mid-size sedan
The McLaren GT Takes the Grand Touring Philosophy to a Whole New Level

The McLaren GT Takes the Grand Touring Philosophy to a Whole New Level

This mid-engined sports car has as much trunk space as a sedan
2020 Mercedes GLS vs 2020 BMW X7

2020 Mercedes GLS vs 2020 BMW X7

The battle of the full-size luxury SUVs
2019 Genesis Mint Concept

2019 Genesis Mint Concept

Hyundai’s take on a luxurious city car
Best Sports Cars by Weight

Best Sports Cars by Weight

Forget about power, it’s the power-to-weight ratio that matters!
2019 Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB

2019 Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB

Merc’s baby G-Class is almost as big as the GLC
2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE63

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE63

Set to arrive in 2020!
2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s smallest crossover yet goes against the Nissan Kicks and Ford EcoSport
2020 Aston Martin Rapide E

2020 Aston Martin Rapide E

The company’s first production EV; limited to only 155 units
What Does GM's Bowling Green Plant Need to Build the New C8 Corvette?

What Does GM’s Bowling Green Plant Need to Build the New C8 Corvette?

Americans need to be proud of the first mid-engined Corvette
2020 Lincoln Corsair

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Replaces the MKC with new styling, better tech, and a new transmission
2020 Cadillac CT5

2020 Cadillac CT5

The CT5 replaces the CTS with an Escala-inspired design
2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

Aston Martin’s flagship convertible replaces the old Vanquish Volante
2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

The Speedster returns after nine years!
2019 McLaren Senna by Hennessey

2019 McLaren Senna by Hennessey

It may seem incredible, but the Senna’s V-8 generates even more power!
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

The third-generation GLS comes to tackle the BMW X7
There's No Electric Version of the Mercedes GLS Coming, But There Will Be One With a Maybach Badge

There’s No Electric Version of the Mercedes GLS Coming, But There Will Be One With a Maybach Badge

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will remain a gas guzzler
The Lincoln Zephyr Could be a Rear-Wheel-Drive Replacement for the Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln Zephyr Could be a Rear-Wheel-Drive Replacement for the Lincoln MKZ

But could it actually be a coupe based on the Ford Mustang
If Volkswagen Brings the Tarok to The United States, It'll Carry a Price Tag in the Mid-$20,000 Range

If Volkswagen Brings the Tarok to The United States, It’ll Carry a Price Tag in the Mid-$20,000 Range

But is it actually coming to the U.S. soon?
NBA Champion Ray Allen's One of One Maserati Levante Was Just Revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show

NBA Champion Ray Allen’s One of One Maserati Levante Was Just Revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show

Maserati’s second One of One vehicle is inspired by the city of Miami
What Is The Heritage Design Package of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster?

What Is The Heritage Design Package of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster?

The Heritage Design Package Harkens back to the early 356 race cars
A New Mercedes SL is Coming for 2022 and It'll Be Designed By AMG

A New Mercedes SL is Coming for 2022 and It’ll Be Designed By AMG

It will be sportier than before and it will have a plug-in hybrid version
The 2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Brings Redefined Performance to China

The 2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Brings Redefined Performance to China

The Evora goes to China with 400 horsepower and loads of carbon-fiber
Want One of the 1,948 Examples of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster? It'll Cost You $275,000

Want One of the 1,948 Examples of the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster? It’ll Cost You $275,000

The 911 Speedster is the second most expensive Porsche on the market!
Mercedes' EQ Lineup Just Got a Little More Exclusive Thanks to the 2019 Mercedes EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes’ EQ Lineup Just Got a Little More Exclusive Thanks to the 2019 Mercedes EQC Edition 1886

Exclusive features on the outside, optional extras on the inside
The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

It’s Hyundai’s smallest SUV yet
Sorry Folks - The 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Is Here and It's Pretty Much the Same

Sorry Folks - The 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Is Here and It’s Pretty Much the Same

The GT-R Nismo carries over with minor updates
The 2020 Renault K-ZE EV Showed up in Shanghai Ready for Production

The 2020 Renault K-ZE EV Showed up in Shanghai Ready for Production

Renault’s brand-new EV is a tiny crossover
The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster Has Finally Made its Debut

The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster Has Finally Made its Debut

The 2020 911 Speedster is the final car based on the 991.2 generation
The 2020 Nissan 370Z Looks Stunning in Red and White at the New York Auto Show

The 2020 Nissan 370Z Looks Stunning in Red and White at the New York Auto Show

It pays tribute to the iconic 240Z that won the SCCA championship in 1970
Meet the Lexus LM - A Luxurious Version of the Toyota Alphard You Didn't Know You Wanted

Meet the Lexus LM - A Luxurious Version of the Toyota Alphard You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Sadly, it’s not coming to the U.S.
The 2020 Mini Clubman Has a New Look

The 2020 Mini Clubman Has a New Look

It’s the same stylish wagon, but with new optional features and new transmissions
2019 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition

2019 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Stars & Stripes Edition

Military-themed package pays tribute to the U.S. Army
New York The U.S.-Spec 2019 Audi Q3 Shows Up At the New York Auto Show

New York The U.S.-Spec 2019 Audi Q3 Shows Up At the New York Auto Show

The crossover is quicker and comes with more technology than ever
The 2019 Volkswagen Tarok Pickup Concept is Yet Another Teaser of Something We Can't Have

The 2019 Volkswagen Tarok Pickup Concept is Yet Another Teaser of Something We Can’t Have

Smaller than the Amarok, this truck is headed for South America
The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range

The Volkswagen I.D. Roomzz Concept Debuts with a Sleek Interior, Lots of Range

I.D. Roomzz previews a production SUV for 2021
With the Mid-Engined 2020 C8 Corvette Set to Debut, Chevy Will Auction Off the Very Last C7 Corvette

With the Mid-Engined 2020 C8 Corvette Set to Debut, Chevy Will Auction Off the Very Last C7 Corvette

Production ends in June to make way for a brand-new Corvette
2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Bolder than ever, the Yaris is here to take on the VW Polo and Ford Fiesta
2020 Audi S6

2020 Audi S6

Available with two engines for the first time, including a diesel for the European market
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

A more powerful AMG GT R? Yes please!
2020 BMW X5 M

2020 BMW X5 M

Will it go faster?
Hyundai Santa Fe U.S. vs China Comparison: Which Taillights Look Better?

Hyundai Santa Fe U.S. vs China Comparison: Which Taillights Look Better?

Hyundai redesigned the SUV’s rear end for the Chinese market
Xtomi's Rending of the 2021 Ford Escape (Kuga) ST Gives Us Hope in a Bleak, Car-Less Future

Xtomi’s Rending of the 2021 Ford Escape (Kuga) ST Gives Us Hope in a Bleak, Car-Less Future

A production model might become available in 2020
2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

It’s the company’s first hybrid vehicle!
2019 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid

2019 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid

Bentley second hybrid takes the ultra-luxury market all for itself
Why the Jeep Sedan Is Actually a Very Good Idea

Why the Jeep Sedan Is Actually a Very Good Idea

AMC Eagle revival anyone?
2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series

2019 Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series

It combines exclusive Mulliner features with extra standard equipment
2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape

Ford’s popular crossover borrows heavily from the Focus but features a new hybrid drivetrain
Best Cars for Snow

Best Cars for Snow

The best vehicles for long, snowy winters
The McLaren 'Grand Tourer' Is All But Ready to Debut

The McLaren ’Grand Tourer’ Is All But Ready to Debut

McLaren says it will be the most practical mid-engined supercar on the market
2019 Nissan IMq Concept

2019 Nissan IMq Concept

A look into Nissan’s future crossovers and electric cars
Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Here’s Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Based on the Carlino concept, it’s Hyundai’s answer to the Kia Soul
2019 Jeep Renegade Hybrid

2019 Jeep Renegade Hybrid

The company’s first hybrid takes on the Kia Niro and Toyota C-HR
2019 Ferrari P80/C

2019 Ferrari P80/C

Based on the 488 GT3, it’s the most extreme 488 design to date
Lincoln's New SUV Will Revive the Corsair Name

Lincoln’s New SUV Will Revive the Corsair Name

Three cars had the same name in the last 60 years
2018 Renault EZ-Ultimo

2018 Renault EZ-Ultimo

The ultimate ride-sharing experience
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo

2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo

A mid-cycle facelift with aggressive looks and more power
2019 Volkswagen I.D. BUGGY Concept

2019 Volkswagen I.D. BUGGY Concept

An all-electric dune buggy from the future
2019 Hyundai Tucson N Line

2019 Hyundai Tucson N Line

A performance SUV without the extra power
2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan

Uh oh, the Audi S3 Sedan is in big trouble!
2019 Skoda Vision iV Concept

2019 Skoda Vision iV Concept

The company’s first electric and autonomous vehicle
2019 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV

2019 Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV

The world’s first premium van with an all-electric drivetrain
Best Cars for Under $50,000

Best Cars for Under $50,000

We cover everything from sports coupes to crossovers and EVs
BMW Just Confirmed and Teased the 2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

BMW Just Confirmed and Teased the 2021 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

BMW’s competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLA is just around the corner
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Porsche’s answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
2020 Volvo XC90

2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo’s range-topping model now features an energy recovery system and a six-seat layout
2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept

2019 Alfa Romeo Tonale Concept

Based on the Jeep Renegade, it’s the company’s first hybrid vehicle
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition

Dated design with exclusive features inside and out
2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003

2020 Aston Martin AM-RB 003

A Valkyrie with room for luggage?