Porsche 911 suffers puncture at over 200mph on autobahn

A Porsche 911 driver had a lucky escape after suffering a tyre blowout at over 200mph.

Some sections of the autobahn, Germany's motorway network, do not have speed limits. Car enthusiasts travel to the area to legally test the top speed of their car, but there are naturally a number of dangers involved in doing this.
The driver of this Porsche 911 GT2 found that out when one of his tyres exploded at an indicated 207mph.

Tyre blowouts at high speed can be incredibly dangerous and send a car into a spin. Whether it was down to luck or driver skill is unclear, but the car simply pulls to the right and the driver is able to slow the car safely.

It's unknown whether the tyre was damaged by an object in the road or if the blowout was caused by poor maintenance, but this video demonstrates why you should always keep an eye on the condition of your tyres!

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