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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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.
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The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport won’t break the bank – or your back

So far, Mercedes has unveiled the entry-level CLA 250 and the absolutely mental CLA 45 AMG. Now, however, it’s offering a middle ground between the two: the CLA 250 Sport with AMG but tuning without the devil-may-care attitude.
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Watch as Russian tuners pull over 2,000 hp from a Saleen S7

Hold on to your, well, everything. This Russian-tuned 2,282-horsepower Saleen S7 just might have enough power to set off volcanoes and alter the space/time continuum. And then some.
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Lexus LF-NX concept could be a convincing, compact Mercedes GLA predator

Despite the limited information that Lexus has given about the LF-NX and the horrendously gaudy interior, we rather like the brashness of the bodylines. We worry, though, that when Lexus builds it, the LF-NX won’t be nearly as striking.
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Audi’s 700hp Sport quattro hybrid concept once again reshapes the supercar landscape

Audi has unveiled the Sport quattro concept car ahead of the Frankfurt Auto Show. And just like the BMW i8, it, too, is a plug-in hybrid. Unlike the Bimmer, the Audi makes 700 horsepower and hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
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Don’t park so close to me: skyscraper’s reflection melts down man’s Jaguar XJ

Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar XJ near the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building in downtown London last week. When he returned two hours later, Lindsay found it partially melted by the reflection given off by the nearby, partially constructed…
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First official photos of BMW i8 leaked and the interior is, well, busy

The first official photos of the BMW i8 have been leaked and they show a very intriguing vehicle indeed. The exterior looks like a sported-up 6 Series while the interior is far too gray and busy for our tastes.
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Luxury speed: Bentley Continental GT V8 S targets the Rolls-Royce Wraith

Bentley cleverly counters the forthcoming Rolls-Royce Wraith, the most powerful Rolls ever made, with yet another variant of the Continental: the Continental GT V8 S. With 521 horsepower sent to all four wheels, the new Bentley is capable…