Part of the Ring Racer's turnaround.
|Opening date||31 October 2013|
|Closing date||3 November 2013|
|Type||Steel – Launched|
|Track layout||Raceway-style oval layout|
|Lift/launch system||Pneumatic launch|
|Height||37.5 m (123 ft)|
|Length||1,212 m (3,976 ft)|
|Capacity||400 riders per hour|
|Acceleration||0 to 99.4 mph (0 to 160 km/h) in 2 seconds|
|Ring Racer at RCDB
Pictures of Ring Racer at RCDB
It was originally planned to accelerate from 0 to 217 kilometres per hour (135 mph) in 2.5 seconds. parallel to the grand prix track. However, two defects in the launch system mean its opening has been delayed until 2013. On 3 September 2009, a series of explosions in the pneumatic system caused injuries to seven people, and shattered windows.
It was manufactured by S&S Worldwide and features a pneumatic launch. This will accelerate the coaster from 0–99.4 mph (0–160 km/h) in less than 2 seconds, double the acceleration of a Formula 1 driver in the same space of time.
In 2014, it was announced by Nürburgring that Ring Racer wouldn't start running again as the ride is not economically viable.
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