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.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II isn't a car, it's a force of nature

The 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II has been refreshed, giving the already impressive vehicle a bit more gravitas with new exterior details and improved interior technology.

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Rough, loud and sometimes scary, Alfa Romeo's 4C still draws stares like no other

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a tiny wedge of Italian carbon fiber built for one thing: driving. Buyers hoping for a more refined driving experience, like that of most European sports…

  • Pros: Exterior styling , Magnificent twin-clutch transmission…
  • Cons: No on-center steering feel , Tiny, poorly crafted interior

First drive: 2014 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

The 2014 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is as heavy as its name is long. That doesn’t mean, however, it isn’t any good at cornering. Turns out, it’s quite the corner crusher.

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First drive: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

With a cloth top and a 565-horsepower V12 under the hood, the 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is -- at first glance -- obviously one of the coolest cars on the road. Delightfully, the experience is only heightened by dropping behind the steering…

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Cadillac forsakes its family, becomes separate business, moves to the Big Apple

Cadillac this morning announced it will be moving its corporate headquarters to New York in 2015. This comes alongside another announcement that GM is splitting Caddy into its own “separate business unit.”

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Bad news, Ferrari-driving mobsters: NHTSA recalls 458 over missing trunk release

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling all 2010 through 2014 model year Ferrari 458 and 458 Spiders for lack of interior trunk release latch. At only 8.12 cubic feet, however, it’s rather unlikely such a space poses a problem for…

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Paris Motor Show 2014

The Paris Motor Show, unlike other major auto shows, only occurs every other year. Accordingly, it always brings with it many momentous world debuts. Just like other major auto shows, Digital Trends will be on the Parisian show floor, bringing you the…

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2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 review

Lamborghini’s 2015 Huracán LP610-4 is a bit of a chameleon. It’s undeniably one of the best supercars on the road. Unlike some of the competition, though, it’s just as fun…

  • Pros: Devilish exterior styling , Functional, futuristic interior…
  • Cons: Outward visibility

First drive: Retro but futuristic, posh but aggressive, Audi’s TT ticks every box

The 2016 Audi TT and TTS pick up where their predecessors left off by combining outstanding styling with hugely pleasurable driving dynamics. To top it all off, the iconic coupe now offers a new, cutting-edge technology suite that ought to make Tesla owners…

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2015 Ford Fiesta ST review

The 2015 Ford Fiesta ST picks up where its big brother, the Focus ST, left off; it takes crisp and comfortable driving dynamics to a whole new level, especially at the $26,000…

  • Pros: Interior quality and spaciousness , Crisp, no nonsense…
  • Cons: Polarizing exterior styling

Bentley planning Mulsanne ‘Azure’ Convertible alongside forthcoming Mulsanne Speed

Bentley head confirms the bespoke British brand is working on a range-topping Mulsanne Convertible. Called the Azure, the new ‘vert will take on the likes of the Rolls-Royce Ghost Drophead and the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Cabriolet.

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Joyride: 2015 Subaru BRZ Series.Blue Edition

The 2015 Subaru BRZ has been reinvigorated with the addition of an optional Series.Blue Edition. Although it doesn’t make the car any faster per se, it makes it look faster…

  • Pros: Tire squealing, drifty driving dynamics , Well-weighted and…
  • Cons: Lacks passing power , Brakes are easily overwhelmed