Behind the Wheel of the Brawny Bugatti Chiron

A wildly powerful—and unexpectedly easy—ride

Driving a Bugatti Chiron isn’t what you imagine it would be like. The numbers associated with the car raise expectations to rather unachievable heights. (Can we really comprehend what a 1,500hp motor is like?) Having all that power available is tough to explain. It seems too simple; as though there should be a sequence of codes to input, or special permission granted. Technically all that …

BMW’s Retro-Influenced Concept R18

With a clean silhouette and classic inspiration, a motorbike for the digital age

While the weekend of events that make up the Conc at Villa d’Este and Villa Erba are predominantly car-centric, motorcycles are certainly given their due. In addition to their own display area and Concours competition at Villa Erba, two-wheeled machinery is honored annually by BMW Motorrad with the unveiling of a new concept bike. This year, that bike was the stunning Concept R18, designed by …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the …