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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Diesel BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon headed to the U.S. for 2014

The BMW diesel Sport Wagon announcement comes with good and bad news. The good is that they’re coming to the U.S. at all. The bad: they’re only coming as all-wheel drive automatics.
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2015 Subaru BRZ: all-wheel drive, twin-turbo diesel hybrid convertible to silence critics

Subaru has smartly taken all suggestions received from the automotive media on its next-generation BRZ model and folded them into one breath-taking model. Though the innovative BRZ will do most anything any automotive enthusiast could want…
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No Joke: Tesla exceeds sales expectations but cancels entry-level model due to poor demand

In spite of the April first date, Tesla has seriously announced that its 40 kWh battery pack won’t go into production. Buyers who ordered the entry-level Model S will instead receive the 60 kWh battery with software limiting it to 40 kWh.
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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.