Car & Automotive

Cadillac’s New Lyriq Show Car is a Glimpse Into the Company’s Electric Future

From Road & Track

After months of teasers, Cadillac finally revealed its Lyriq show car to the world last night. A concept meant to preview the production version, it’s our best look yet at what the luxury carmaker’s electric future will look like.

Though this Lyriq is technically a concept, it should be a good representation of what we’ll actually see in show rooms in a couple of years. The sleek crossover shape is headed by a new “black crystal” grille design packed with LED lighting, paired with massive chrome wheels as well as a blacked-out roofline, side skirts, and fender edges. A single sweeping 33-inch LED screen dominates the interior, displaying driver info, camera views, as well as infotainment controls. According to Cadillac, the display “has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today.”

More important than the Lyriq’s looks, though, is what hides underneath. The Lyriq

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Ian Byers-Gamber captures the art world from his car

Photographer Ian Byers-Gamber in his Honda, the vehicle that frames portraits he's shot during the pandemic. <span class="copyright">(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Photographer Ian Byers-Gamber in his Honda, the vehicle that frames portraits he’s shot during the pandemic. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

How to shoot a photographic portrait in the age of contagion?

Proximity is risky. A sealed studio unimaginable. The very form — one person capturing the likeness of another in a shared space — has required an overhaul at a time when we shout at each other from a distance of six feet, surgical masks obscuring our expressions.

Artist Ian Byers-Gamber, however, has found a way to embrace these limitations and make some intriguing photographs in the process.

Since April, the Los Angeles artist has hit the town with a pair of bulky film cameras — a medium-format Mamiya RB67 and a large-format Chamonix 45F-2 — to make portraits of the city’s artists and arts workers at this moment in time. Serving as studio is his black Honda

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2021 Polestar 2 Goes Light on Style, Big on Tech

From Car and Driver

The most obvious thing about the Polestar 2 is that it’s not obvious. To anyone. You’d think that an electric car no one’s seen before from a brand that almost no one’s heard of might elicit some curiosity on the part of the general public. But no. Not in grocery store parking lots. Not at stoplights. Not anywhere. The 2 we drove for 10 days blended in with the horde of chunky SUVs clogging our roads just like any Toyota, Ford, or Honda. This is probably not the reaction that Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath was expecting when he touted the new car’s minimalistic Scandinavian design at its global reveal some 18 months ago.

Polestar, Volvo’s former AMG-like hot-rod division, has pivoted to electric-vehicle manufacturing. The all-electric 2 follows the stunning limited-run Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid, and it is thoughtfully engineered, well crafted, fun to

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Meet R&T, the New Lifestyle Automotive Brand from Road & Track

From Car and Driver

Meet R&T, the newest kid on the enthusiast block: a sophisticated, worldly, savvy new brand that builds on the 73-year legacy of Road & Track to create a premium keepsake that’s part lifestyle publication and part art book.

Every other month, R&T will hit your mailbox with a mix of striking visuals, immersive storytelling, and deep dives on new cars and future classics. (Check out Vol. 1’s look at the Renault Alpine, the McLaren Senna, and Porsche’s two new Turbo S’s.)

Every issue has a theme. Vol. 1 will cover Motorsports. There are profiles of McLaren Formula 1 boss Zak Brown and NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace. We reveal the story of how COVID-19 shut down the F1 season before the Australian Grand Prix, and we investigate illegal street racing in South Africa. We take a historical look at drag racing, and paint portraits of

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