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Teststrecke at Karlsruhe
|Opening date||Started 2009|
|Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom|
|Status||Relocated to Meyer & Rosenzweig Fair Circuit|
|Playcenter São Paulo|
|Status||Relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom|
|Status||Relocated to Playcenter São Paulo|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||93 ft (28 m)|
|Drop||93 ft (28 m)|
|Length||2,200 ft (670 m)|
|Speed||52 mph (84 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||46°|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Teststrecke at RCDB
Pictures of Teststrecke at RCDB
Teststrecke, meaning Test Track in German, is a portable steel roller coaster owned by the German showman partnership Meyer & Rosenzweig. It was imported from Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in 2008, and now generally tours in Germany, with occasional visits to the Netherlands. It was designed by the now-renowned ride engineer, Anton Schwarzkopf.
The trains on Teststrecke are themed to resemble racing cars and designed by Zierer. Each train has a single lap bars to secure riders in their seats. It can operate all three at peak times, but it runs with one when there are no queues.
The ride starts with a slow 93-foot chain lift hill, leading to a right hand near vertical curved first drop, and two consecutive vertical loops. The ride then turns into left-hand helix, up and through the center of second loop. Another left turn helix, goes down and goes straight upward diagonally between the vertical loops, followed by a 360-degree helix, starting from right, leading into a brake run that leads into two right turns and back into the station.