Fiorano GT Challenge

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Fiorano GT Challenge
FioranoGTStation.jpg
Fiorano GT Challenge's station
Ferrari World
Coordinates 24°29′11.08″N 54°36′15.28″E / 24.4864111°N 54.6042444°E / 24.4864111; 54.6042444Coordinates: 24°29′11.08″N 54°36′15.28″E / 24.4864111°N 54.6042444°E / 24.4864111; 54.6042444
Status Operating
Opening date November 4, 2010 (2010-11-04)
General Statistics
Type Steel – Launched – Dueling
Manufacturer Maurer Söhne
Designer Jack Rouse Associates
Length 3,543 ft (1,079.9 m) 3,543 ft (1,079.9 m)
Speed 59 mph (95.0 km/h) 59 mph (95.0 km/h)
Inversions 0 0
G-force 1.5 1.5
Height restriction 51 in (130 cm)
Trains 4 trains with 3 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 12 riders per train.
Fiorano GT Challenge at RCDB
Pictures of Fiorano GT Challenge at RCDB

Fiorano GT Challenge is a steel dueling roller coaster at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The roller coaster features two, 1.08-kilometre (0.67 mi) tracks, each of which has four LSM launches and four magnetic brake sections, immersing passengers into the twisting, head-to-head varying speeds and accelerations of GT racing. Power for the ride system is provided via two flywheel motor generator sets, isolating the surge requirements of the launches from the electrical grid. The trains' 3 cars have been modeled after the styling of Ferrari F430 Spiders.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roller Coaster Database. "Emotion Coaster (Ferrari World Abu Dhabi)". Database Entry. Roller Coaster Database. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Izismile (3 November 2009). "Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – New Theme Park for 2010 (8 pics)". Izismile. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Blackburn, Richard (17 March 2010). "Ferrari’s 200km/h rollercoaster". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ The Coaster Critic (10 March 2010). "First Look at the GT Coaster at Ferrari World". The Coaster Critic. Retrieved 6 July 2010.