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HyperSonic XLC

HyperSonic XLC

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roller coaster
HyperSonic XLC
Hypersonic XLC Sign.jpg
Kings Dominion
Location Doswell, Virginia, USA
Status Defunct
Operated March 24, 2001 to 2007
Cost $15,000,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Thrust Air Coaster
Riders per train 8
Propulsion Compressed air launch
Height165 feet
Drop133 feet
Top speed80 mph
Length1560 feet
Steepest drop90°

HyperSonic XLC was an S&S Worldwide launched roller coaster located at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, USA. The XLC part of the name stands for "Xtreme Launched Coaster."

History[edit | edit source]

HyperSonic XLC was announced in August 2000.[1]

In 2002, the ride did not operate until June 22 as the park made modifications to the ride in an attempt to improve its reliability.[2] In 2007, the ride was shut down.

Design[edit | edit source]

The train was launched from 0-80 mph in 1.8 seconds.

Trains[edit | edit source]

4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 8 riders per train.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

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