Road-legal Turbo with 1,200hp sends Zef Eisenberg into the history books
Speed freak Zef Eisenberg broke no less than four world records at the wheel of a specially modified 991 Turbo at Pendine Sands, South Wales, on 19 May.
The 1,200hp 991.2 Turbo, which is road legal, was modified by UK tuning specialists ES Motors especially for the record run, helping Eisenberg claim the fastest sand speed ever recorded by a wheel-powered vehicle at 210.332mph and the fastest flying quarter mile for a wheel-powered vehicle at 206.492mph. He also achieved the fastest flying mile (one way) for a wheel-powered vehicle at 196.970mph, plus the latest flight mile (two-way) of 187.962mph, the same measurement as Sir Malcolm Campbell in his famous Blue Bird.
The results, achieved on Eisenberg’s very first pair of runs, means he is the only person in history to achieve over 200mph on both car and bike at the illustrious sands of Pendine, and the only person in history to have achieved a flying mile record on both car and bike in Britain.
Eisenberg said: “A huge thank you to ES Motors and my own MADMAX race team for working tirelessly on the extensive Porsche preparation, engine build and tune to ensure we had the engineering and power to achieve this very challenging record. The Porsche behaves very differently on sand than tarmac. The sand creates a lot of resistance and tyre slip. We could only use 850hp – 1,000hp at the engine – to avoid too much wheel spin, compared to just 550hp from a factory car.”