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VIDEO: 217mph Porsche 918 Spyder Run in Australian Outback

No speed limit

Megan Stewart
Apr 15, 2015

The Autobahn isn't the only road where cars can legally get up to insane speeds without fear of a speeding ticket. In Australia's Outback, there's a delimited road where Porsche drove the 918 Spyder, pushing it to its limits. Just how fast did this hybrid supercar go?

Last year, we had the chance to take the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder through the Spanish countryside in celebration of Ignition's 100th episode. More recently, we tested it against one of its rivals, the McLaren P1. The 874-hp hybrid hypercar, powered by a 4.6-liter V-8 mated to a pair of electric motors mounted in the front and rear, proved that it could be both fuel-efficient and fun. However, we didn't drive it close to the same speed in the video below.

In Alice Springs, Aus., there's not much in the way of civilization, but it does have one road that makes it a prime testing spot for speed. As soon as the 918 comes upon the sign reading "Open Speed Zone," it's pedal to the metal. The speedometer continues to climb, and the redline inches closer as the hybrid supercar speeds down Australia's version of the Autobahn.

Source: Porsche

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