Nico DeMattia

Nico DeMattia

Weekend Editor

Nico DeMattia is one of The Drive's weekend editors. As a car nerd, he enjoys pretty much everything about the gig: covering news from across the auto industry, penning reviews, and engaging with fellow enthusiasts about car culture. He started writing about cars on his own blog to express his opinions when no one else would publish them back in 2015, and eventually turned it into a full-time career.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Loves cars of any kind, from any brand, as long as they’re interesting. However, he has a soft spot for German cars from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
  • He regularly wrenches on old German cars but is unsure why he enjoys the torture of it.
  • Driving a new car and telling the world whether it’s crap or not is one of his favorite things in life.

EXPERIENCE

Throughout the years, Nico’s driven some absolute dream cars, co-hosted a podcast featuring interviews with industry icons such as designer Chris Bangle, and was once reluctantly flown off of Mexico’s Copper Canyon in a Cessna. He’s written for BMWBlog and The Drive.

Fun Fact

When Nico isn’t working on or thinking about cars, he’s a massive NFL fan and has a love/hate relationship with the New York Giants. He also watches too many movies and is an unapologetic Marvel nerd, a fandom he shares with his son.

Get latest from Nico DeMattia

Audi Five-Cylinder-Swapped VW Golf Alltrack is Just Better

Audi Five-Cylinder-Swapped VW Golf Alltrack is Just Better

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 15, 2022

rivian r1t dyno

Rivian R1T Struggles on the Dyno, Can’t Do a Clean Pull

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 12, 2022

The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Has Great Wheels

The New Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Has Great Wheels

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 12, 2022

Next Acura NSX Will Go Electric This Decade: Report

Next Acura NSX Will Go Electric This Decade: Report

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 11, 2022

There’s a Mercedes-AMG Performance EV Coming Next Week

There’s a Mercedes-AMG Performance EV Coming Next Week

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 10, 2022

A BMW 330e hybrid charges up.

BMW Will Launch a New Modular EV Platform in 2025

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 9, 2022

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a stylish EV.

Hyundai Eyes Georgia for New U.S. EV Plant: Report

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 9, 2022

Verstappen Holds Off Leclerc to Win First-Ever Miami GP

Verstappen Holds Off Leclerc to Win First-Ever Miami GP

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 8, 2022

Road Rallying a 120-Year-Old Packard Is as Hard as It Sounds

Road Rallying a 120-Year-Old Packard Is as Hard as It Sounds

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 8, 2022

Why the Automatic 2023 Nissan Z Is Louder Than the Manual

Why the Automatic 2023 Nissan Z Is Louder Than the Manual

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 8, 2022