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Porsche 918 Spyder takes on the outback

By Scott Newman, 13 Apr 2015 News

Porsche 918 Spyder takes on the outback

Flat-out in the top end in Porsche's hybrid hypercar

As soon as the Northern Territory destricted its roads last year, manufacturers began flocking back to the top end to conduct high-speed hot weather testing.

Or, in Porsche's case, publicity stunts. And if you're going to test a car's top speed, you might as well take something with a decent top speed to begin with, like the incredible 918 Spyder.

It hit 293km/h at Phillip Island, and blew us away with its ability during our recent first drive, but what could it do let off the leash?

A staggering 350km/h, and this from a car that drove the first 25km out of Alice Springs on electrical power alone.

Check out footage from Porsche's outback adventure above, where it concludes its top-speed run with some old-fashioned dirt circle work. Because 'Straya.

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