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Formula Rossa Roller Coaster Overview

Not so long ago Ferrari revealed some details on the GT Roller Coaster at the Ferrari World Theme Park, and now they have shared details on another ride which claims to be the fastest Roller Coaster in the world....

Formula Rossa Overview

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Strap yourself into the F1 cockpit and hold on, as you blast away on the fastest roller coaster on the planet. You'll accelerate to 240km/h and see what 1.7 Gs really feels like. You'll scream over the track and 52 meters into the sky before flying through the chicanes and across the finish line on the Formula Rossa.

Formula Rossa celebrates speed, aerodynamics and technical innovation.

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.

According to the designers of Formula Rossa, Jack Rouse Associates, the key challenge in building the world's fastest roller coaster was obtaining the desired speed without compromising passenger safety and comfort.


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
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I saw a pic and the cars resemble a 430, unless there are different cars to ride
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Must be a different ride. Suspect such as smaller kids would not do well in that one.

Would be nice to ride that ride over and over and over

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Must be a different ride. Suspect such as smaller kids would not do well in that one.

Would be nice to ride that ride over and over and over
Ahhh you you're talkin about a mechanical ride right

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I saw a pic and the cars resemble a 430, unless there are different cars to ride
It is the GT Roller Coaster which is a different ride that will also be at the theme park.

Here is the link to the thread on that ride :
http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11474
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that sounds like an awesome spec, you wouldn't expect anything different from a Ferrari rollercoaster, Speed!
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