This new Porsche Taycan speed test may not be practical but it sure is cool

Porsche’s all-electric Taycan is about to break cover, and clearly the prospect of its Tesla-fighting sports sedan has left the German automaker feeling oddly playful. How else to explain the latest pre-release Taycan challenge, a 0-90 mph run on the deck of the USS Hornet and – even more vital – coming back to a standstill before running out of aircraft carrier deck.

The USS Hornet is large, that’s a given. Its 869 foot long flight deck tops a vast, 27,500 ton vessel: usually, a catapult is relied upon to hurl aircraft off at around 170 mph.

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