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.

High-school student builds an all-electric Honda S2000 with 782 horsepower

Juan Ehringeras, determined to make his own electric sports, car bought a damaged Honda S2000, pulled out the standard drivetrain components and installed two electric motors and designed and built his own control pack and batteries.

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Saratoga Automobile Museum to display Andy Warhol’s BMW M1 art car, WWII military motorcycle

Saratoga is daringly displaying BMWs from its more modern history but also vehicles from its prewar and WWII build history. Most notable of which will be the 1977 Andy Warhold M1 art car.

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New Infiniti sports coupe aimed at Asia’s new young elites could sport 400hp hybrid powertrain

Even though the Infiniti Emerg-e is dead, a flagship sports car isn’t. The yet-to-be-named coupe will be aimed at what Infiniti is calling “little emperors,” wealthy 20-something who’re used to getting what they want.

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Ford says good-bye to Best Buy and pegs AeroVironment as new plug-in EV charger dealer

Geek Squad steps down and Ford signs an agreement with a proven charging station installer, AeroVironment, a company that has so far installed more than 11,000 units across the country.

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The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe looks like it got dropped on its head – at least it has a V12

Following last year’s successful Zagato Coupe, BMW and Pininfarina once again join forces to create the Gran Lusso Coupe, which looks pretty disappointing. At least it’s got a V12 under the hood.

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Mitsubishi to race i-MiEV Evolution II at 2013 Pikes Peak powered by high-density lithium-ion batteries *UPDATED*

Powered by new high-density lithium-ion batteries, the new Mitsubishi Pikes Peak racer should be faster than ever. Perhaps more imporantantly, the Japanese automaker plans to include the new battery technology in the all-new 2015 i-MiEV electric car.

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Could your next car be a ‘micro-hybrid?’ Johnson Controls Inc. exec says yes

Modern hybrids in the near future will give way to “micro-hybrids,” which will operate on less power and offer higher fuel economy. We’re eager to know more but for now the new hybrid breed is a pipedream.

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Supersizing is back as Lamborghini sets Urus SUV production for 2017

Lamborghini in the face of a European economic recession green lights the Urus SUV, saying “let them eat cake!” While some scoff at the Urus, we rather like it.

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Want to own John Lennon’s Ferrari 330GT? You’ll get your chance at a Ticket to Ride this summer

Having just passed his driving test in 1965, London car dealers swamped Lennon’s house and from the lot, he chose the Ferrari 330GT. If you have £220,000 to spare, this piece of motoring and music history could be yours.

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Eurotrash-styled 350hp Nissan 370Z NISMO to run in the go-slow 2013 Gumball 3000 Rally

With 350 horsepower and a revised chassis and suspension, the 370Z NISMO will make go at the 2013 Gumball 3000 Rally later this month piloted by – if we’re honest – a couple of Eurotrash chuckleheads.

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Love on the road: Road trips strengthen relationships, says YourTango and Ford

Looking to strengthen your relationship? Well then go on a road trip! According to a YourTango and Ford survey, 77 percent of couples look forward to move trips with their significant other – especially in a Ford sedan.

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Virtual crash tests? Playing tech catch-up, GM announces $130-million supercomputer and data project

GM has announced the plans to build a new super computer-based IT facility in Michigan. Amongst other bottom line-helping systems, including a simplified parts supplier payment system, the facility will also house new simulated crash test systems.

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Volvo next-gen fours go into production, expect more power than a six, better mpg too

The Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) engines have officially gone into production in Sweden. The new VEA gasoline and diesels were designed to improve driving pleasure as well as fuel economy, producing more power than previous Volvo six-cylinders and achieving…

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Elio Motors: Three wheels, 84mpg, and a 5-star crash rating all for $6,800

The Elio Motors prototype will be going into production next summer. Although it only has three wheels, it’s expected to receive a 5-star crash rating along with its impressive 86mpg rating. Yet best of all, it’ll only cost $6,800.

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