Formula Rossa Ferrari roller coaster hits 60 mph in 2 seconds, reaches 149 mph –

The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park is already shaping up to be the perfect holiday destination for any car fan.

From a Ferrari F430-shaped roller coaster to a big number of other attractions, this is the recipe of supercar-themed fun for the whole family.

But for the more hardcore fans, the Italian supercar manufacturer revealed the Formula Rossa roller coaster. Set to have its trains designed like the Formula 1 cars the company has in the motorsport competition, the ride will provide thrills worthy of the famous racing championship and will be the world’s fastest roller coaster.

How so? It will be powered by a 20,800 HP winch system, capable of propelling the ride from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2 seconds flat and up to 149 mph (240 km/h)! The roller coaster trains will take 16 passengers for a 1.3-mile ride, subjecting them to 1.7 Gs of acceleration and even offering them protective eye wear, to prevent the wind from hurting anyone.

We don’t know about you, but October 28, the opening date for the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi park can’t come quick enough. Until then, check out a video of the Ferrari Formula Rossa roller coaster at the official FerrariTV website (it can’t be embedded, sadly).

Source: Ferrari

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