SPEED FREAK ZEF EISENBERG RETURNS TO PENDINE TO BREAK IDRIS ELBA'S RECORD IN A CRAZY 1200HP PORSCHE 911 TURBO
Speed Freak Zef Eisenberg returns to Pendine to break Idris Elba's record. Credit - MADMAX® Race Team
The team has built a bespoke 4.1-litre engine with new internals, plus a new E85 fuel system and cooling set-up. A lot of work was done to ensure that the monstrous power would come in as progressively as possible in order to limit wheelspin on the loose surface. To cope with such an extreme output, the transmission had to be upgraded, and the suspension modified to allow for different wheels and tyres. Apart from a full FIA roll cage, competition seats and safety harness, the Porsche’s interior is completely standard.
“Weight is actually your friend on the sand,” said Eisenberg. “It’s about stability – putting enough weight on the tyres to increase traction. The car is also road legal, so I can drive it from the hotel on to the beach and hopefully to the pub after to hopefully celebrate.”