Watch Porsche 918 Spyder Hit Its 214 MPH (345 km/h) Maximum Velocity

This clip shows a 918 Spyder with a stunning white and red livery accelerating at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds, better known as the Kennedy Space Center. The German hybrid hypercar was unleashed down the 2.3-mile runway and able to hit a top speed of 214.4 mph (345 km/h). Had it been able to accelerate for a little longer, we’ve got no doubt that it would have continued towards 220 mph.

However, the previous effort was over 2.7 miles and happened while a drizzle of rain was coming down. Despite the extra half-mile of road, the lack of traction meant that the car only reached 207 mph (333 kph).

The 918 Spyder packs a naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 that produces 599 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and two electric motors at the offering a total of 282 hp (210 kW), and this results in a total system output of 874 hp (652 kilowatts). The engine hooks up to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Porsche claims its hybrid hypercar has a 214 mph top speed, the same figure achieved by this one. However, previous tests have shown that speed can be exceeded.

Source: motor1 and youtube

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