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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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not hacking – and controlling – your car

Two academic papers and some counter terrorism reports suggest that automotive hacking isn’t just possible it might already be here and taking lives. With cellular and wi-fi becoming prevalent in modern cars, remote automotive hacking is…
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Pontiac preservers release 614hp re-skinned GTO, styling be damned

Do you have everything, including a mullet and a beer belly? Well, your life is about to get that much sweeter as Trans Am Depot has a new-gen GTO dropping for 2014.
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There must be some ‘Independence Day’ fans in Germany – Mercedes to call its top-end S-Class ‘Pullman’

The 2014 S-Class will offer something for everybody with four body styles including a coupe, a convertible, and an extra-long wheelbase version called the Pullman. No word yet on a 'Paxton' model.
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Japanese LEAF buyers can make their EV a bit faster, cooler and lower – for $10,000 and up

Amusing as it may be, Nissan North America is pushing to make the LEAF as inexpensive as it can. Across the Pacific, however, Nissan is doing the opposite in Japan, creating ways to make the LEAF more expensive, distinctive.
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Lexus will finally offer a turbocharged four-cylinder, gives entry-level model another go

After the crushing failure of the HS 250h model, it seemed Lexus had given up on the entry-level game. Not so, apparently, as the Japanese auto giant has a new turbocharged engine and NX model planned for launch in 2015.
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Own one of F1 hero Michael Schumacher’s two Ferrari Enzos – that’s right, TWO

While Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher was driving for Ferrari, he managed to collect two Enzo models, both a standard one and one of the rare FXX models. Now they’re both up for sale in Sweden.
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Aftermarket tuner stuffs a 400hp V8 into a Subaru BRZ, now you can too

Want a 400-horsepower Subaru BRZ? Well $9,000, plus an LS V8, and a ton of man-hours can get you there. Voiding your warranty while doubling your horsepower has never been so tempting.
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Would you pay $7.5 million for the 1,500hp, 280mph ‘ultimate’ Bugatti Veyron?

Rumor has it that the ultimate Bugatti Veyron could make 1500 horsepower, capable of a 280mph top speed and cost $7.5-million. We don’t know what else to say about that, really.
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Alfa Romeo claims 237hp for the 4C – and it will be ‘quicker’ in corners than the Bugatti Veyron

We seem to learn a bit more each week about the Alfa Romeo 4C. This week, we learn it’ll make 237 horsepower from its 1.75-liter inline four-cylinder and hit 62mph in 5.0 seconds.
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Jaguar F-Type R-S to produce 700 horsepower, humiliate Porsche owners

Jaguar blew our minds with the all-new F-Type but just kept rolling with the punches. We recently learned an F-Type coupe was in the pipeline. Now we learn a 700-horsepower R-S variant is also planned.
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University of Michigan’s table-like solar-powered car to compete in World Solar Challenge 2013

Who would have thought that a table would have been such an aerodynamic shape? The University of Michigan has revived an old design where in the driver in placed in between two of the four wheels in their solar-powered World Solar Challenge…
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SRT unveils $459,000 Dodge Viper GT3-R – and, no, you can’t drive it home

The SRT Viper GT3-R isn’t legal on the street. Despite its outlandish asking price we still see ourselves adding it to our wish list. After all, if we can afford a car $500,000 car that you can’t legally drive on the street, we can…