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.
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Cars

Down boy! For 2015, AMG trained its brutal C63 without neutering it

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63, unlike its competitors, retains its V8 powerplant for 2015 but also brings a level of refinement and livelihood currently absent in the segment. Together with new mechanicals and looks, the C63 reigns as…
Cars

Long-Term Test: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R

The first 500 2015 Volkswagen Golf Rs coming to the U.S. sold out in less than 12 hours, but Digital Trends got the first one. Over the next six months, from February to July, 2015, Digital Trends will be putting our long-term Golf R tester…
Cars

Aston Martin's V8 Vantage GT is so perfect, it makes $99K feel like a steal

Can a $99,000, entry-level Aston Martin ever be as good as the Porsche 911? We took one to the mountains outside Santa Monica to find out.
Cars

Chevrolet’s 2015 Silverado Custom offers luxury looks for a reasonable $33k

Chevrolet just unveiled its newest iteration of American classic: the Silverado Custom. Priced at $33,820, buyers get four doors, chrome, and a freedom-loving V8 in one of America’s best-loved trucks.
Cars

2015 Chicago Auto Show

Of the four big auto shows in North America, Chicago is at the bottom. Regardless, automakers and journalists still gather in the Windy City en mass for the mid-winter festivities. Though we’re not on the ground this year, we’ll…
Cars

Bountiful 'suedecloth' can't hide the old bones on Jaguar's elegant but aging XF

Jaguar’s XF might be based upon a 20-year-old chassis, but from that primordial platform, the Brits have created a very handsome, comfortable and compelling mid-size luxury sedan.
Car Review

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Review

Lexus' RC 350 F SPORT lets you drive like a dentist but feel like a playboy.