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Porsche's Taycan EV carrier launch

Don't worry, it stayed feet-dry.

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This is a Porsche Taycan, Stuttgart's upcoming, world-conquering, performance-oriented EV sedan being hauled up onto a US Navy aircraft carrier. 

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And this is Shea Holbrook, professional race car driver, sitting in that Taycan on that aircraft carrier. 

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What happened next? Well...

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Shea launched the Taycan up to 90 mph, then hit the brakes, bringing it back to a stop, all without taking a flying launch into the sea. 

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The whole thing was a promotional stunt to show off the quick acceleration of the Taycan.

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Not to mention the capability of its carbon-ceramic brakes. 

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The whole run was completed in just over 10 seconds, which is longer than it takes most cars to even accelerate to 90 mph in the first place.

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However, though a blistering time, that's actually a bit slower than a Tesla Model S with Ludicrous mode.

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Does it matter? Both cars are looking to be so quick that hardly anyone will be able to tell the difference. 

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And so this competition, then, might just come down to who has the bigger marketing budget. 

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