Friday, March 01, 2019

Which is the world's fastest roller coaster ?

Most of us will never know what it's like to hit top speed in a Formula One car, but you can have something better - by experiencing that thrill while rising and falling on the world's fastest roller coaster. It's called Formula Rossa and can be found at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. Not only does it go from zero to 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour in a face-flattening two seconds, it also reaches a dizzying 240 kilometres (149 miles) per hour in under five seconds, topping the world's second-fastest 'coaster by 21 mph
Those brave enough to try will experience forces of lig when accelerating and an incredible 4.8g around the corners, which is similar to the forces a driver will confront in a Grand Prix race at Silver stone or Monaco. Dedicated Formula One fans may recognise a few of the corners too, as they've been inspired by some of the real-life circuits' famous twists and turns.
The roller coaster is able to reach its mind-boggling speed due to the wealth of technology underneath the track. 48 hydraulic motors generate an immense amount of power before transferring it to the catch car, which is hurled along the track, carrying the train with it. Eventually the catch car stops, catapulting thrill seekers to those immense speeds. Only the brave need apply.

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