Designing the New 2022 Rivian R1S

We speak with the director of exterior design and chief engineer about developing the new electric SUV

The electric vehicle brand Rivian continues to impress car enthusiasts thanks to its performance, technology and materials. Compared with other EV brands and legacy carmakers in the space, Rivians don’t look quite like anything else on the road—a fact that’s somewhat surprising considering the company’s CEO, RJ Scaringe, is renowned for being pragmatic. We recently took the brand’s 2022 R1S SUV for a drive and found …

Pro-Ject’s E1 BT Turntable Makes Vinyl More Approachable

Warm sound quality and retro aesthetics define this device

There’s a commonly held belief that vinyl fans favor mystique over clarity, but Pro-Ject’s new entry-level turntable, the E1 BT, rebukes that—and will ultimately appeal to enthusiasts and those just starting their record collection. Pro-Ject, an Austrian company founded in 1991 that makes some very high-end audio products, will tell you that the E1 BT is for the toe-in-the-water crowd precisely because it’s not priced …

Test Drive: 2023 Nissan Z

Nostalgia and modernity combine in this appealing new sports car

When driving the 2023 Nissan Z at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and through the surrounding mountains, we’re called back to the era when the 240Z and later the 280Z were all the rage in the US. It’s been a long time since then and the entire landscape of car-making has changed considerably, yet there’s a prevalent nostalgia for the 1980s and ’90s. It makes …