Brian D. Aitken

Bugatti Chiron

What It’s Like to Drive the New $3 Million Bugatti Chiron

For those of you who follow such things, the Chiron is a long anticipated supersportscar in the proud 108 year Bugatti lineage. The Chiron debuted in March of last year and boasts 1,500 horsepower—five-hundred more than its predecessor, the Veyron—and motor-journalists can wait up to a year just to test drive one. Only 70 of these cars will be hand-built this year at the iconic Molsheim facility in idyllic Alsace, home of the marque since it was founded in 1909. Each car takes 6 months, 20 employees, and 1,800 individual parts for completion. So, when Bugatti reached out last Friday to see if I wanted to take one of the Chiron’s for a spin before they shipped it off to Miami for Art Basel I did the obvious thing and canceled all of my plans...
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A Month Ago I Couldn’t Wear Contacts But Now I Have Better Than Perfect Vision

For years I’ve been the guy with the collection of cool glasses. I had glasses in every color. Blue, black, red, you name it and I had it. My glasses were my trademark. But I couldn’t stand wearing them. Whenever I’d go skiing I’d have to wear glasses under my goggles and they would invariably fog up. Heading into the lodge for an Irish Coffee? Forget it. The lenses became a wall of thick Scottish fog...
Brian D. Aitken

Brian D. Aitken

Founder of Alister & Paine Magazine

Aitken is the founder, investor, and advisor of multiple startups in the AdTech and FinTech space from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. He has advised brands like E*Trade, Hewlett Packard, MasterCard, and 20th Century FOX on marketing strategy and is an advisor and adjunct lecturer at the Rutgers Business School. He is the best selling author of The Blue Tent Sky and has written for magazines like VICE and the Porsche 356 Registry.