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

Listen to the W16 Bugatti Bolide in Lake Como

Listen to the W16 Bugatti Bolide in Lake Como

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 22, 2022

Tiny V8 Can Hit 10,500 RPM and Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

Tiny V8 Can Hit 10,500 RPM and Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 22, 2022

The Very Tough 2023 Toyota Tundra Now Comes in Matte Black

The Very Tough 2023 Toyota Tundra Now Comes in Matte Black

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 17, 2022

A One-Day Detail Can Get You Top-Dollar for Your Car

A One-Day Detail Can Get You Top-Dollar for Your Car

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 15, 2022

This Wooden Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is Amazingly Detailed

This Wooden Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is Amazingly Detailed

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 15, 2022

Leclerc Crashes Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T at Monaco Historic

Leclerc Crashes Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T at Monaco Historic

By Nico DeMattia / Published May 15, 2022

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