Video: Porsche Taycan does 0-145-0km/h on an aircraft carrier

Porsche has put together a daring stunt with its new Taycan electric sports sedan, just a day ahead of its full reveal. Race car driver Shea Holbrook took a prototype from 0-145-0km/h on top of an aircraft carrier.

Aboard the USS Hornet, which was the ship that recovered Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins during Apollo 11 and 12, a pre-production prototype managed to accelerate to 145km/h on its flight deck. This is yet another demonstration of the Taycan’s performance, following a Nurburgring record last week.

The deck measures just 265 metres but the mighty Taycan with its 440kW-plus electric drive system was able to reach 90.58mph, and then pull up to a dead stop, all in just 10.17 seconds. This gives us all some idea of its insane acceleration. Shea Holbrook said:

“The deck is a long, long way up and despite appearances it’s actually quite bumpy. Deliberately accelerating towards thin air and the ocean is a new experience for me, but the Taycan gave me a huge amount of confidence – it was really stable but under acceleration and, more importantly, under braking.”

In the video we get to see how the car accelerates, including a view of the speedo inside. Check it out below. All will be revealed on September 4.

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Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.