Nov 5, 2010

The World's Fastest Rollercoaster: Formula Rossa

The World's Fastest Rollercoaster Formula Rossa Inhabitants of the UAE's capital city Abu Dhabi don't do things by halves. After all, they have gold-dispensing cashpoints, the world's tallest tower, and now... the world's fastest rollercoaster.

It's called the 'Formula Rossa' and it can reach speeds of almost 150mph, just like that, hurtling its passengers at speeds that even German Autobahn traffic cops would cock an eyebrow at.

Harnessing the same technology that powers fighter planes off aircraft carriers, the rollercoaster's carriage travels the ride's 2.07 km (1.2 miles) distance in just a minute and half.

Oh, and did we mention it was built above Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 track? Well, it is. It's the star piece for the "Ferrari World" theme park that's opened just in time for the UAE's grand prix on November 12th.

And though we can't offer our beloved readers tickets out there to watch the cars race and the rollercoaster blast above them, we can show you this point-of-view footage of the rollercoaster in action.

Hope that's enough guys. We know it's not, mind, but it's all we've got, we're afraid...

 

And here's the making of: 

Source: Asylum


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6 comments:

WOW... That's fast.

Soendoro Soetanto

WOW . . . yes indeed . . . it IS fast. But WOW . . . what a boring coaster!

I doubt it's boring if you're riding it. The G-forces alone would be a blast. You'd have to be a fighter pilot to pull more G's-- and they wear special suits to keep from blacking out.

BTW: the two guys in the front are Ferrari's Formula One drivers: Felipe Massa on the left and Fernando Alonso on the right.

Abu Dhabi doesn't have the world's tallest tower lol.. that's Dubai :P

and it looks boring but I won't judge until I've been on it :P

We can't expect anything less from Ferrari...can we?

With a 150mph top speed and a Ferrari logo and a lot of cash flowing out what less can you expect. I think that this will indeed make it to be a very good thing to have some good one to hae a ride.

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