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|
|Height restriction||55 in (140 cm)|
|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 delayed its opening 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 accelerates 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 period 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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