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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2014 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn Review

2014 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn review.
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How the tech from the crazy cars of Le Mans will make it to your garage

One of the most grueling and competitive races in the world isn’t just about a trophy -- it’s about advancing automotive technology. And many of the advancements from this year’s prototypes will make it to next year’s showrooms.
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First drive: 2015 Porsche Macan

Incorporating the DNA of the 918 Spider, with the Macan S and Macan Turbo, Porsche has created the most track-capable compact crossover the segment has ever seen. Off of the racing circuit, however, drivers and passengers alike might not be…
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a car-lover’s mecca and one of the biggest motoring events in the world. Running from June 26th to June 29th, the “FOS” features a moving motor show, a 1.16-mile hillclimb, a two-wheeled action sports…
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Joy Ride: 2014 Land Rover LR4

Nearing the end of its life, the Land Rover LR4 receives a new supercharged V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic. These features haven’t helped much, in terms of efficiency, but that doesn’t really matter. The LR4 isn’t designed for…
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Tech, tires and tears at 24 Hours of Le Mans

New regulations have effectively reset the 91-year-old 24 Hours of Le Mans race back to year zero. Although on new ground, the top three competitors, Toyota, Audi, and Porsche, had a fierce battle to the finish.
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As if Aston Martins weren’t cool enough, its GT cars are getting A/C powered by the sun

Aston Martin has teamed with Hanergy Global Solar to develop solar panel films for the back windows of its GT cars. Not only does the tech keep the drivers cool, it keeps the race car’s engine free of accessory drag.
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Three reasons to watch (and care about) the 24 Hours of Le Mans race this weekend

If you’ve never followed or cared about the 24 Hour of Le Mans race, this year might be the year to start. Not only do the teams race four 24 hours straight, they also have to meet new efficiency benchmarks. The technology honed for Le…
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BMW, GoPro let you record your on-road antics

BMW and GoPro team up to allow drivers to record their on-road adventures – all through the in-dash iDrive unit. While not as comprehensive as the Stingray PDR, the new feature is far more accessible.
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First drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4

For 2015 BMW’s M3 and M4 are lighter, faster, more powerful, and more efficient than ever before. If you can look past the industrial sound of the exhaust and the steep asking price, you might well fall deeply in love with the all-new…