Millionaire petrol head Zef Eisenberg set a new land speed record for fastest turbine motorcycle at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire this weekend, recording 234.1mph on his road legal machine, dubbed MADMAX, in a one mile run.
Eisenberg, who founded the Maximuscle supplement brand and sold it for a reported £162m, broke his old record by 0.6mph while competing in the Straightliners club’s Top Speed Weekend on his bespoke 542bhp helicopter engined machine, which has cost £350,000 to develop and build.
Much of that cost comes from the Rolls Royce turbine unit, which requires specialist tools, attention, safety and care. The Guernsey-based 43-year-old father of two and his team took four years to design and build the bike, while he has invested some of his personal fortune to develop a range of other unique vehicles. Speaking about the work of the team he said: “I get a lot of pleasure out of creating crazy machines that deliver in the real world. We don’t make anything just for looks – vehicles that looks great and deliver results is our goal!”