Formula Rossa: Fastest roller coaster in the world


By: Achyut Pathak

Formula Rossa is a launched roller coaster located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Manufactured by Intamin, Formula Rossa is the world’s fastest roller coaster with a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph).

It has a max height of 170.6 ft and it’s total length is a little over 6,500. It has a Hydraulic launch at the beginning of the ride with a boost from 0 miles to 149.1 miles in 4 seconds. Arrangement: 4 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.

The main function that this roller Coaster has that most others don’t have is the Hydraulic launch at the beginning. Engineers had to develop and produce it’s motors, pistons, and pumps in every train to pump the speed up by a lot. There is a deflecting roller on the bottom the train inside the train track that gives the train better curve control at extreme speed.