Formula Rossa

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Formula Rossa
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roller coaster
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Location Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Status Operating since November 4, 2010
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 16
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height170.6 feet
Top speed149.1 mph
Length6561.7 feet
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Formula Rossa (Arabic: فورمولا روسّا) is an Intamin launched roller coaster located at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster in the world at 149.1 mph. Riders are required to wear protective glasses due to the high speeds and occurrence of sand storms in Abu Dhabi.[1] Because of problems with the wheels and the high amount of friction, trim brakes were added to the first hill in order to reduce the overall speed of the ride.


History[edit | edit source]

Formula Rossa was planned to open with the park on October 27, 2010. However, the opening of the park was postponed. It officially opened on November 4.[2]

Theme[edit | edit source]

During construction, the roller coaster was marketed as emulating "the thrilling sensation of being in a Ferrari F1 car".[3]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A very similar roller coaster, Sprint 500, is available as a ride choice on Frontier's Planet Coaster simulation game.

References[edit | edit source]

Fastest roller coaster
November 2010 - present
Preceded by
Kingda Ka
Fastest roller coaster
November 2010 - present
Succeeded by

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