Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

New world's fastest roller-coaster

Rollercoaster1.jpg
Rollercoaster2.jpg

We've reached the stage in life where we no longer enjoy roller-coasters. Truth be known we only go on them to avoid mocking from our peers, and we're confident they're doing it for exactly the same reason. Can't we all just agree to not go on them?

Good job that Abu Dhabi is 6,500 miles away, because it's unlikely we'll ever have to man-up and jump aboard the new world's fastest roller-coaster.

At 150 miles per hour, Formula Rossa looks repulsive. Built above Abu Dhabi's F1 circuit, the ride aims to accurately recreate the sensation of driving a Formula one car, with drops and turns that generate 1.7 G's.

Apparently it uses the same technology that propels fighter planes from warships and hits 60mph in two seconds. It takes less than 90 seconds to travel its full length of 2.07 kilometres. Horrible.

The ride can be found at Ferrari World, and is open to celebrate the Abu Dhabi grand prix on November 12. Check it out below...

Images: Rex

Related

ETypeREX.jpg

10 Cars that changed the world

Jensonhero.jpg

How to be an F1 racing driver

Comments

More

Netflix data reveals the UK's unusual viewing habits by time of day

Anyone watching How I Met Your Mother at 6am needs professional help

by Emily Reynolds
24 May 2017

There's now a good reason for your boss to let you come in late

A ready-made "here's why I was late to work" excuse!

by Emily Reynolds
24 May 2017

A robot attempted to name colours and the results are hilarious

Don't make fun of it though, for it shall enslave you

by Gary Ogden
24 May 2017

This Mancunian gave a defiant speech about why terror won't divide

"I’m just going to walk about and smile at people. It’s all I can do – just walk about and smile at people"

by Emily Reynolds
24 May 2017

More than £20,000 raised for homeless Manchester attack hero

Chris Parker rushed in to help victims, including a woman who died in his arms

by Alex Finnis
24 May 2017

Terror will never topple Manchester - and this is why

Such is the city’s DNA, nothing can knock its inherent swagger and ability to care

by Joe Ellison
23 May 2017

Manchester, the world's greatest music city, will not stop playing

It will not be silenced

by Dave Fawbert
23 May 2017

The people of Manchester are coming together to help victims

They're showing strength in the face of huge adversity

by Alex Finnis
23 May 2017

At least 22 people killed in suicide bombing in Manchester

Children are among the dead in the worst terrorist attack to hit Britain in a decade

by Alex Finnis
23 May 2017

A psychologist has discovered why it feels like you have no free time

"I can't, I'm busy" - you, always

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017