Science Confirms: New Tesla Roadster Will Be the Greatest Getaway Car Ever

If the calculations executed by the engineers at Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are correct—and they usually are—the Roadster is the way to go, by far. The reason: With the throttle pinned, it’ll leave the Boog by the side of the road.
Assistant Professor Venkat Viswanathan and graduate researcher Shashank Sripad, both experts in battery-electric vehicle technology and veteran critics of Tesla’s preliminary performance claims, spent some time this weekend crunching the available numbers for us on the new Roadster in order to predict the totality of its capabilities.