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Porsche takes the 918 to Aussie Outback and goes flat out


Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

When the NT government recently removed the speed limit on some of their roads, you knew it was going to open the way for some one to do something cool.

Well Porsche has done just that.

Porsche recently brought out to Australia one of their stunning new Hybrid 918 Spyder Super car.

It appeared at the Australian Grand Prix, where Mark Webber did some great demonstration laps in it around the track.

Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Mark Webber in the Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix – Image Courtesy Porsche Cars Australia

Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Mark Webber in the Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix – Image Courtesy Porsche Cars Australia

Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Mark Webber in the Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix – Image Courtesy Porsche Cars Australia

Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Mark Webber in the Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix – Image Courtesy Porsche Cars Australia

Webber even took Porsche fan and actor Eric Bana for a ride around the track in the car.

Porsche 918 Spider at Australian F1 Grand Prix

Eric Bana & Mark Webber with the Porsche 918 Spyder – Image Courtesy Porsche Cars Australia

So after the Grand Prix, Porsche had the great idea of taking the 918 Spyder to the Northern Territory to let it run loose on the open speed limit roads.

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

The man behind the wheel of the 918, five time Australian Carrera Cup Champion, Craig Baird 

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

The 918 makes for an amazing sight racing across the NT outback.

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

So with long straight roads at the 918 and Baird’s disposal high speeds were to expected.

Topspeed recorded ? 350km/h (217mph) to be exact

Porsche 918 Flatout in the Australian Outback

See the whole video of the 918 in action below.

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