Red Force

Roller coaster in Spain
Watch the on-ride POV
Red Force
Red Force alongside Thrill Towers
Ferrari Land
Location Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates 41°05′02″N 1°09′10″E / 41.0840061°N 1.1528840°E / 41.0840061; 1.1528840
Status Operating since 7 April 2017
Rider height
  • Minimum: 140 cm
  • Maximum: 195 cm
Manufacturer Intamin
Product LSM Launch Coaster
Onsite construction RCS GmbH
Type Steel - Launched - Giga
Riders per train 12
Hourly capacity 1200
Propulsion LSM launch
Height 112 metres
Top speed 180 km/h
Length 880 metres
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°
Duration 0:24
A picture of the roller coaster under construction

Red Force is a steel launched roller coaster located at the resort PortAventura World in Salou, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. It opened as part of a new development called Ferrari Land on April 7, 2017.[1]

The ride is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Europe, as well as the tallest giga coaster in the world. While it may be mistaken for a strata coaster, as it has a similar layout to that of Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point and Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, Red Force is a giga coaster because it is 112 metres tall. It also has the fastest LSM launch in the world.[2]



Red Force has a dark grey track with red supports. It uses the new style of Intamin track. There are three large Ferrari logos, one on each side of the tower. There is also a seating area adjacent to the launch track.

Riders are accelerated to 180 km/h in around 5 seconds. The launch is powered by linear synchronous motors with supercapacitors, being used to reduce peak power demand.[2]


3 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train. Riders are held in by pull-down lap bar restraints, similar in style to the restraints on Taron at Phantasialand.



  1. "Ferrari Land opens at PortAventura World in Spain". Theme Park Insider.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The technology behind Europe's fastest and highest roller coaster". Eureka!.

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