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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Shall we take the Bentley or the Rolls? Rolls-Royce is still pondering an SUV

Rolls-Royce doesn’t want Bentley to be the only ultra-luxury SUV maker. Thusly, it, too, is considering making its very own SUV. What that might look like, or when it might be unveiled is unknown. What we do know, however, is that they…
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Pump it up: California to get 100 new Hydrogen stations by 2024

California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill that would allocate funds to build at least 100 new public hydrogen fueling stations across the state through 2024.
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BMW has ‘M’ and ‘i’ brands and – stupidly – says never the twain shall meet

BMW says that the M engineers had nothing to do with the design of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car – and they never will. BMW said it kept its i brand away from the M brand as the two are designed to be two pillars supporting the…
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Frankfurt 2013: Survive the apocalypse in style with the Brabus B63S 700 6X6

The Brabus B63S 700 6X6 smells like victory. With 690 horsepower going to all six wheels, the German beast can go 0-62 mph in around seven seconds and has been given an interior fit for Lucifer himself.
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Frankfurt 2013: Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid looks like a million bucks – because it is

The 918 was built to prove a point: that Porsche is capable of going toe-to-toe with the best of them in terms of super cars and hybrids supercars at that. What we weren’t expecting, though, is a price tag just north of a million dollars.
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Audi drops the curtains – and the cloth top – on the new, tech-savvy A3 Cabriolet

The base Audi A3 Cabriolet might only go 0-62 mph in 9.1 seconds but it will come standard with an LTE hotspot and Google Street View navigation. So if going fast isn’t a top priority, there are few cars that can touch the tech-savvy…
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Stunning Audi ‘nanuk’ quattro concept pumps 544 hp from a V10 diesel

The Audi nanuk quattro concept is mid-engine supercar and off-roader all in one. Its 544 horsepower V10 TDI can propel it to 60 in 3.8 seconds and also achieve 30 MPG. Has Audi built the ultimate car? Quite possibly.
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Alfa Romeo 4C to weigh 220 pounds more in U.S. – and not because of the driver

The Alfa Romeo 4C was designed with lightness at its core with aluminum and carbon frames and bizarre looking, lightweight headlights. Word has come, though, that Alfa had to bump up the weight of the 4C for the American market by 220…
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Jaguar’s C-X17 crossover concept is one bloated blue wildcat

The C-X17 is Jaguar’s first crossover concept and it’s set for debut at Frankfurt. Although we don’t yet know what will power it, we do know Jaguar has said it won’t be as off-road capable as its cousin the Range Rover Evoque.
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Too little too late? Will hydrogen fuel cell cars ever be able to catch on?

From cost-cutting breakthroughs in the catalysts that help generate power to the removal of carbon monoxide from the energy conversion process, hydrogen is making big leaps forward as an energy source. But will it ever make to the…
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Bugatti pulls plug on Galibier but could ‘plug in’ a Veyron replacement

The planned new flagship for the Bugatti, the Galibier, has been scrapped over concerns of limited horsepower and limited buyer interest. Instead, the brand will focus on a Veyron replacement. If we had to guess, it’ll be a plug-in…
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The Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna concept: easy to look at, hard to pronounce

Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept rides the line between classical and the contemporary. It’s just a concept, though, so we’re not really sure we’re that impressed.