Thursday, May 13, 2010

The world fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa

A featured attraction at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, Formula Rossa will take you on the most thrilling ride of your life.

The Formula Rossa journey will begin in a temperature controlled pre-ride waiting area, where riders will be given protective eyewear, designed to protect passengers from the windforce generated by the coaster's high speed. Using a hydraulic winch system, similar to those used to launch jet planes, the F1 inspired coaster is then shot out of the launch area using 20,800 horsepower and propelled to a height of 52m in less than 5 seconds.

Riders are then taken on a blindingly fast and thrilling experience along a 2.07 km track full of sharp turns and sudden drops.

Key facts about Formula Rossa

• World's fastest roller coaster reaching speeds of up to 240 kph
• 0 to 100 km in 2 seconds
• Winch system uses 20,800 horsepower
• 2.07 kilometer track
• Designed by Jack Rouse Associates
• Manufactured by Intamin
• Roller coaster cars designed to resemble the Ferrari F1 car, down to the use of the exact "Rosso Scuderia"
• Ride capacity of 16 passengers – 4 cars in the train, 4 riders per car
• Maximum elevation 52 m
• Lowest elevation 1.5 m
• 1.7 Gs
• Occupies 8.48 Hectares / 21 Acres of Land
• Sharpest turn at 70 degrees

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park. It will be an intense multi-sensory experience and a must-visit for enthusiasts, fans and families. With over 20 unique rides, attractions and shows, including the world's fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will be a celebration of Ferrari's past, present and future. Due to open in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be one of the signature features of Yas Island, a 2,500 hectare island dedicated to leisure, entertainment and lifestyle.

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