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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Model / product||Hyper Coaster|
|Riders per train||36|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed80 mph
Nitro is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. Opened on April 7, 2001, it was the third Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper Coaster installation. Nitro is 230 feet tall, has a 215 foot tall drop and a top speed of "nearly 80 mph".
History and General Information
Construction began in 2001, and Nitro was officially announced on February 1, 2001. At the time of its opening, it was the fastest roller coaster in New Jersey and the tallest roller coaster on the East Coast. It has the second steepest drop from a lift hill in the park, behind El Toro (Kingda Ka is not counted as it is a launched roller coaster). Nitro's lift hill once featured signs on the stairways comparing its height to landmarks such as Niagra Falls, however these have since been removed.
On a clear night, the Philadelphia skyline (which is 55 miles away) is visible from the top of the ride.Citation needed
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Present||Batman The Ride • Bizarro • Dark Knight • El Toro • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn's Crazy Train • Joker • Kingda Ka • Nitro • Road Runner Railway • Runaway Mine Train • Skull Mountain • Superman Ultimate Flight|
|Former||Alpen Blitz • Batman And Robin: The Chiller • Big Fury • Great American Scream Machine • Jumbo Jet • Lightnin' Loops (upper track - lower track) • Lil' Thunder • Rolling Thunder • Sarajevo Bobsled • Shockwave • Ultra Twister • Viper • Wild Rider|