Ring Racer

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Ring Racer
Nürburgring ring°racer.jpg
Part of the Ring Racer's turnaround.
Coordinates 50°20′10″N 6°56′57″E / 50.33611°N 6.94917°E / 50.33611; 6.94917Coordinates: 50°20′10″N 6°56′57″E / 50.33611°N 6.94917°E / 50.33611; 6.94917
Status SBNO[1]
Opening date 31 October 2013
Closing date 3 November 2013
General statistics
Type Steel – Launched
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Model High-Thrill coaster
Track layout Raceway-style oval layout
Lift/launch system Pneumatic launch
Height 37.5 m (123 ft)
Length 1,212 m (3,976 ft)
Duration 85 seconds
Capacity 400 riders per hour
Acceleration 0 to 99.4 mph (0 to 160 km/h) in 2 seconds
G-force 5.6
Height restriction 55 in (140 cm)
Ring Racer at RCDB
Pictures of Ring Racer at RCDB

Ring Racer is a Formula One-themed roller coaster which was due to open on August 15, 2009[2] at the Nürburgring race course as part of the Nürburgring 2009 project.

It was originally planned to accelerate from 0 to 217 kilometres per hour (135 mph) in 2.5 seconds.[2] parallel to the grand prix track. However, two defects in the launch system delayed its opening until 2013.[3] On 3 September 2009, a series of explosions in the pneumatic system caused injuries to seven people, and shattered windows.[4][5]

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.[6]

According to the local state, Rhineland-Palatinate, the cost of Ring Racer accumulated to a total of 12.3 Million Euro.[7]

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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  1. ^ "Ring Racer". Rcdb. 
  2. ^ a b autosport.com
  3. ^ Marden, Duane. "ring°racer  (Nürburgring)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.motor-kritik.de/common/09090901.htm
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/20151004051800/http://www.eifelzeitung.de/?artikel=50022. Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "ring°racer - Nürburgring". Nuerburgring.de. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Pressemitteilungen - www.hamacher-stefan.de I VW-Bulli T3 I Freizeitparks & Coaster". Hamacher-stefan.de. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 

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