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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The TORQ Roadster: ‘The World’s Fastest Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle’?

If you love track days, EVs, and have $65,000 to spend, you can have one of 50 TORQ Roadsters scheduled to be built this year. But without a windshield, you might want to also invest in a helmet.
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Mr. Trump, your truck is ready: Dartz tricks out the already over-the-top Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6

Extreme off-roading has never before looked so gaudy. The Saudi Princes have finally found their next truck: the Dartz Sahara G-eopard. It combines the subtlety of Donald Trump’s apartment with the refined taste of a Latvian drug lord.
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Did Mercedes accidentally reveal a plug-in hybrid S-Class to the Australians?

While a world-class, bespoke range-extended plug-in hybrid EV sounds like a good idea, would anyone actually buy it? Mercedes might be better suited to a lower-range plug-in, rather than mess with success.
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Might the next Ariel Atom open-wheel street-legal race car be built from Titanium?

Despite the exceptional cost difficulty of using Titanium for vehicle construction, British track-car maker Ariel is considering using the high-strength, lightweight metal in its next Atom model.
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Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix: Highlights, lowlights and disobeying team orders

Vettel and Webber battle for first while Hamilton forgets for which team he races. All said and done, the Malaysian Grand Prix was good fun for everyone but Kimi Raikkonen who finished seventh after having the fastest practice lap.
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Italian coachbuilder Icona to unveil one-off 900-horsepower supercar at Shanghai Auto Show

Called the Vulcano, the V12-powered, 900-horsepower one-off supercar has been made to show off what Italian coachbuilder Icona can do. Designed primarily in Shanghai, the new supercar will be unveiled later this year.
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Toyota announces GT 86 Cup Edition – for Europe only. But…

Toyota is only making 86 of the special edition GT 86s and they’re all going to Europe. But don’t be too distraught, they only receive some special wheels, tires, stripes, and a racing steering wheel for the $3,695 premium.
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Jay Leno takes you for a drive in his 240hp 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi

At $13,000 in 1962, the Maserati 3500 GTi cost more than double what a brand-new Corvette went for a the time. Producing 240 horsepower from a fuel-injected inline six with a five-speed manual transmission, though, the 3500 GTi made a…
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Ford’s Euro-legal 1.0-liter EcoBoost racer is faster around the ‘Ring than a Ferrari Enzo?

With 123 horsepower, the Ford FF1 track day car is an Ariel Atom competitor capable of 80 mpg. Bad news is; we’ll probably never see it Stateside because without airbags, the NHTSA won't let it cross the pond.