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Driving Tesla Roadster never gets old

Mitch Kramer has a Lotus Evora S, Porsche 911 Black Edition Cabrio, BMW Z4 S Drive 35is and a 1985 Mazda RX7, but says “nothing provides the sheer fun of driving the Tesla Roadster.”

Tesla only makes sedans these days, but its first car was a Roadster launched in 2006 using a frame from the Lotus Elise. Kramer’s car is the Roadster 2.5, which was introduced in July 2010 and has the most torque of the roadster models.

“All the torque hits the wheels immediately and it only has one speed so there is no lag in acceleration like traditional gas powered cars, turbo’s etc.,” Kramer says. “It goes 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and feels much faster than that. I describe it as “never getting old.” Driving the car is just so much fun.”

Power is provided by 1,000 lithium ion batteries, which leave little space in the trunk. The passenger area is pretty tight, too, and somebody much over six feet tall might have a hard time fitting in it.

Kramer is president of Octagon Professional Recruiting, which has offices in Miami’s Blue Lagoon area, One Boca Place and Plantation. He says he often gives demo rides in the Tesla to his clients in IT, finance, accounting and HR.

Kramer says, “It is fun to see the look on their faces when I take them for a spin in it (especially the technology folks).” ?

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.