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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 5 seconds using a hydraulic launch system which generates a release velocity similar to that of aircraft carrier steam catapults.

The initial acceleration from standstill reaches 100km/h in 2 seconds, beating the best commercially available supercar (as of 2014), while allowing riders to experience 1.7G of force. 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.

In its planning stage it was called F1 Coaster.

Immediately following the launch, the train ascends a 52 m (171 ft) hill and eventually completes the course reaching a maximum speed of 239 kilometres per hour (149 mph).

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

Ride Information

  • Location: Ferrari World
  • Opened: 4 November 2010
  • Cost: 

 

General Statistics

  • Type: Steel – Launched
  • Manufacturer: Intamin
  • Designer: Sherif Bacheet
  • Lift/launch system: Hydraulic Launch Track
  • Height: 52m (171ft)
  • Drop: 51.5m (169ft)
  • Length: 2,070m (6,790ft)
  • Speed: 239 km/h (149 mph))
  • Inversions: 0
  • Duration: 1:32
  • Capacity:
  • G-force: 4.8
  • Height restriction: 140cm (4ft 7in)
  • Trains: 4 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.

 

 

 

 

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