Video: Porsche 918 Spyder Doing 217 MPH In The Australian Outback

Topping out a Porsche 918 Spyder requires a lot of room. The Australian government doesn’t mind if you rev your 918’s 4.6-liter hybrid V8 to 8,900 RPM, as long as your do it out there in the Open Speed Zone.

A one year open speed trial commenced on 1 February 2014 on a 204 km section of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs to just south of Barrow Creek. An unrestricted speed limit means you should drive at speeds that would keep yourself and other road users safe at all times.

Yeah, right. Porsche quickly shipped a 918 Weissach there to show us what’s it like at 217 mph. At that speed, you just keep your fingers crossed that no kangaroo hops in your path.