|Ferrari World Abu Dhabi|
|Opening date||4 November 2010|
|Type||Steel – Launched|
|Designer||Jack Rouse Associates|
|Lift/launch system||Hydraulic Launch Track|
|Height||53 m (174 ft)|
|Drop||51.5 m (169 ft)|
|Length||2,200 m (7,200 ft)|
|Speed||240 km/h (150 mph)|
|Acceleration||0 to 240 km/h in 4.8 seconds|
|Height restriction||130 cm (4 ft 3 in)|
|Trains||2 trains with 4 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.|
|Formula Rossa at RCDB
Pictures of Formula Rossa at RCDB
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 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. The train was manufactured by Intamin subcontractor Stakotra, in eastern europe. 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 53 m (174 ft) hill, where its speed is significantly reduced to about 60 miles per hour via magnetic brakes. The train completes the course with a maximum speed of 150 mph.
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|World's Fastest Roller Coaster
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