More Details Ferrari Formula Rossa Roller Coaster

More Details Ferrari Formula Rossa Roller Coaster

The Ferrari Formula Rossa roller coaster made its public debut at the Catalunya Circuit this weekend. A vehicle used on one of the fastest roller coaster rides in the world was presented to the media with three special passengers; Stefano Domenicali, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

The Formula Rossa will be accelerating you to 240km/h and you will experience what 1.7 Gs really feels like. It starts 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 five seconds.

The attraction is part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first theme park whose actual theme is the Maranello-based company and which we visited two months ago. It will be officially opened on 28 October at the Yas Marina Island, in the Abu Dhabi emirate.

Published: May 10, 2010 12:17 pm

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  • http://www.gtspirit.com MR

    You ever saw a Formula 1 car do that without crashing? :P

    MR

  • bobryt

    video works. it’s youtube video. rollercoaster wihtout upside-down?? :////

  • hobbit from germany

    Video does not work…. Hope you can fix it?!