Within a year, the world record for fastest motorbike on sand will be broken.
Since the invention of mobility by wheels, speed records are a sought-after commodity. In France, the first ever land speed record was set in 1898. This was 12 years after Karl Benz had patented the first automobile that ran via an internal combustion engine.
Now, Andy Green of the ThurstSSC is the current record holder in terms of the fastest car on land. His speed? 763.035 miles an hour. Green is on a mission to break another record. However, this is an already impressive achievement.
Zef Eisenberg and the Madmax Race Team will be setting a new land speed record in the U.K. Although it isn’t as ambitious as Bloodhound SSC, it’s just as difficult as the Bloodhound SSC. The goal is to reach 200 mph on sand aboard a specially-built 1,200-hp Porsche 911 Turbo S. .
The attempt to set a land speed record or, better yet, the sand speed record is not common. Eisenberg, who was riding a supercharged Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike on the sand became the fastest motorbike on the sand in the world at 200 mph in May 2018. With a speed of 201.572 miles, the record was set at Pendine sands in South Wales.
Eisenberg will set another record in the exact same spot within a year of that record-breaking feat. But this time, he will be riding on a four-wheeled vehicle.
Eisenberg said, “I am well-known for setting records on bicycles,” so people began asking me why not cars.
Eisenberg’s Madmax Race Team handcrafted a 4.2-liter Porsche motorsports engine. It featured stronger internals, upgraded turbos and a new E85 fuel tank. The engine produces 1,200 horsepower and the wheels produce approximately 1,000 horsepower.
The clutch and gearbox were upgraded to handle such a high output. Brakes and suspension were also modified to accommodate different tires and wheels. The 911 Turbo S’ interior is unchanged from the FIA roll cage, competition seating, and safety harness.
Eisenberg’s attempt to break the record will take place on April 6 and 7, 2019.