Nick Jaynes

Nick Jaynes

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Nick Jaynes is the Automotive Editor for Digital Trends. He developed a passion for writing about cars working his way through Journalism School as a Volvo mechanic. In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking with his Treeing Walker Coonhound, Ruger.

Inspired by diamonds and birds of prey, the CLA design moves Mercedes in a new direction

The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous car. But when you see the Exterior Team Leader explain exactly how it came to pass, you’ll admire it even more.

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The K900 is the $70,000 Kia the one percent didn’t know it wanted

Kia confirmed this week that it’ll be unveiling its $70,000 K900 flagship sedan at the LA Auto Show next month. Why a youthful budget brand would want to skew so high is beyond me.

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SkyRunner flying car soars just about as high in the sky as its $119,000 sticker price

The SkyRunner all-terrain flying machine will get you high in the sky for an equally sky-high $119,000 price tag. If you have the money, though, there’s no quicker way to fly.

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Heads up! HUDWAY turns your windshield into a jet fighter cockpit for $Free.99!

The HUDWAY head-up display app for iPhone displays turn-by-turn directions and an outline of the road ahead on your windshield. That is, provided your dashboard is sticky enough to keep your phone in place. If it is, I don’t want to know why.

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Ignore the botched Photoshop job, this Mustang shooting brake is boss

The ESL minds at Strand Craft have created a hastily drawn Mustang shooting brake rendering. While it, and the accompanying press release, is pretty shoddy, I absolutely love the concept.

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‘Enjoy your toys!’ This guy runs his $1 million Mercedes Gullwing full bore at Bonneville

Petrolicious made a film about Bob Sirna and his Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Bonneville Salt Flats racer. Valued at over $1 million, the Gullwing is often kept in closed-off car collections. But Sirna insists on enjoying his toys.

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The Magnum MK5 supercar is a Canadophile’s $139,000 wet dream

Yes, Canada does make a supercar. It’s called the Magnum MK5 and it’ll go 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 150 mph. For $139,000, you don’t get a roof but you do get weather-resistant suede seats.

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First Drive: 2014 Audi RS 7

The 2014 Audi RS 7, with 560 horsepower, outstanding exterior looks, and serene cabin, easily bests its competition without shouting about it. It simply takes its trophy and goes…

  • Pros: Gorgeous exterior looks , Straight-line acceleration…
  • Cons: Exhaust note relegated to the backend

Apple iCar or a Tesla Model E? It’s something to ponder, as Apple is urged to buy Tesla

Andaan Ahmad, analyst at German investment bank Berenberg, called on Apple to buy Tesla to invigorate the automotive industry and to acquire Elon Musk. While he might be right about the benefit to Apple, he’s mistaken on America’s need for automotive…

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To celebrate Facebook milestone, Audi puts its Sport quattro concept to the pavement

Audi has finally released some moving images of its Sport quattro concept. Although it was unveiled in Geneva earlier this year, this is our first glimpse at the thing at speed. While I didn’t quite like it much, watching it move has changed my mind.

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