Slate's Daniel Engber explains how it is we know that shady Gizmondo chieftain Stefan
Ericksson's grand theft
auto'd Ferrari Enzo was going precisely 162mph at the time of impact, ripping the car into two pieces. It would be
difficult to condense the variables that go into this determination, but here goes:
- Inventory where the pieces ended up (like the gun ... or Dietrich?)
- Factor in the "coefficient of friction" of the surface
- Apply some rudimentary physics
Question is, how much--in Gizmondos--does an investigation like this cost taxpayers? Twenty Gizmondos ... fifty?