10 September 2012

The Fastest Roller Coaster In The World

Formula Rossa

Formula Rossa is a launched roller coaster located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Manufactured by Intamin, Formula Rossa is the world's fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph). The coaster train accelerates to its top speed in approximately 4.9 seconds using a hydraulic launch system which generates a release velocity similar to that of aircraft carrier steam catapults. The roller coaster track is 2.2 km (1.4 mi) in length, ranking it 6th in the world, behind Steel Dragon 2000, The Ultimate, The Beast, Fujiyama, and Millennium Force. Its shape was inspired by the legendary Italian racetrack Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Due to the high air speeds and thus risk of an impact with airborne particulates or insects, all riders are required to wear protective glasses similar to those used during skydiving. Formula Rossa surpassed Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure as the world's fastest roller coaster with Kingda Ka retaining the record of the tallest roller coaster in the world.

Immediately following the launch, the train ascends a 53 m (174 ft) hill, where its speed is significantly reduced via magnetic brakes. The train completes the course with a maximum speed of 105 km/h (65 mph) after this point.

Ferrari Formula One drivers, Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso have ridden the Formula Rossa on November 11, 2010, 3 days before the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - Formula Rossa
Status: Operating
Opening date : 4 November 2010

General Statistics Formula Rossa Roller Coaster
Type : Steel - Launched
Manufacturer : Intamin
Designer : Jack Rouse Associates
Lift/launch system : Hydraulic Launch Track
Height: 53 m (174 ft)
Drop: 51.5 m (169 ft)
Length: 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Speed : 240 km/h (150 mph)
Inversions : 0
Duration : 1:32
G-force : 4.8
Height : restriction 130 cm (4 ft 3 in)
Trains : 2 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 ride

"Formula Rossa - World's Fastest roller coaster"

Felipe massa and Fernando Alonso on the Formula Rossa Roller Coaster...

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Are you ready for the fun? Officially opened on November 4, 2010, Ferrari World is the largest indoor amusement park in the world. The Ferrari themed amusement park is sets under a 200,000 sq m roof in Abu Dhabi. Dedicated to the Prancing Horse on Yas Island it offers a truly amazing experience for every member of the family.

The amusement park is 48 m high, has 100,000 sq m of enclosed space and features the largest Ferrari logo ever created (65m x 48.5m). The roof design is based on the classic double-curve body shell of an F1 Ferrari. Ferrari World hosts more than 20 unique rides and attractions ranging from roller coasters, to driving schools, to interactive experiences. The theme park is home to Formula Rossa the world’s fastest roller coaster which travels at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.

Attractions include from speed thrill rides to the world’s most advanced simulators and family-friendly attractions. In addition there is a wide variety of Italian restaurants, unique shopping experiences and dedicated entertainment. 

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