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.

What makes the Audi’s A3 1.4 TFSI ultra, ‘ultra’? Its combined 50 mpg

Audi has released the new A3 1.4 TFSI ultra model to its lineup. Amongst other things, including carrying the whole family in style, the new compact Audi does 0 to 62 in 8.1 seconds and a combined 50 mpg.


New images of the ‘Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Batmobile hit the web

Two new images of the latest Batmobile from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film hit the web. While they’re a bit grainy, they do show a very impressive cruiser indeed.

Movies & TV

That was fast. Ford sells out first 500 2015 Mustangs allocated to Europe

Ford put up for order the first 500 2015 Mustang slated for European sale and they sold out in 30 seconds. This shouldn’t be very surprising, though; the this is the first time in 50 years that Ford has offered the pony car in Europe.


Bentley still won’t show you its SUV, but a new video teases what’s to come

Bentley has released a teaser video for its forthcoming SUV. Along with some melodrama about its design, the British brand states that the all-new SUV will be powered by several powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid setup.


Joy Ride: 2014 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD

With an efficient powertrain, a supple and stylish interior, and sporty long-wheelbase handling, the 2014 Jaguar XJL does what its competitors can’t: drive like a sports sedan…

  • Pros: Interior material quality and layout , Sheer interior size…
  • Cons: Dated infotainment

Hello, Jerry … Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns June 19th for 4th season

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns June 19th to the Internet’s series of tubes for a fourth season. Joining Jerry in the passenger seat will be Robert Klein, Jon Stewart, George Wallace, Aziz Ansari, and Sarah Jessica Parker.


‘No cannoli in the new car!’ Italian cops land a Huracán LP610-4

Lamborghini has donated an Huracán to the Italian State Police. On the heels of the release of the all-new supercar, the specialized law enforcer replaces the fleet of Gallardo supercars that have been in use in Rome and Bologna since 2004.


Audi RS3 Cabriolet rendered. File under ‘God, please make this true’

Automotive artist theophiluschin has rendered a very convincing Audi RS3 Cabriolet, taking design cues from the A3 clubsport quattro. What could be under the compact hood of the fictional RS3 Cabrio? I’m hoping for the 525-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder.


Oh. Heaven does have a sound. It’s the V8 howl of the Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes has teased the V8 howl of its forthcoming Porsche 911-fighting sports car, called the AMG GT. Although we can’t see much of the body, we are already hooked from the sound of its exhaust.


Gentlemen, start your wallets! 2015 Ford Mustang fastback orders start today

Ford announced official pricing for the base Mustang fastback today, and has opened up the ordering banks at its dealers. Don’t get too excited, though, the mid- and upper-range ‘Stands, the Mustang EcoBoost and the Mustang GT, don’t go on order until…


First Drive: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

All too often, when an automaker makes a car bigger, it compromises driving dynamics. Delightfully, Volkswagen hasn’t fallen into this trap. For 2015, the all-new GTI stands as…

  • Pros: Interior styling and versatility , Subtle yet sporty…
  • Cons: Understeer-prone , Apple-based USB hookup