Ring°racer

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ring°racer
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Nürburgring
Location Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Coordinates 50°20′05″N 6°56′55″E / 50.33477926727615°N 6.948472656693936°E / 50.33477926727615; 6.948472656693936
Status Standing but not operating
Operated October 31, 2013 to November 3, 2013
Height restriction 1.4 metre
Statistics
Manufacturer S&S-Sansei Technologies
Product Air Launched Coaster
Builder RCS GmbH
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Steel - Launched
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 400
Propulsion Compressed air launch
Height 37.5 metres
Top speed 160 km/h
Length 1,212 metres
Inversions 0
Duration 2:18
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ring°racer is a steel launched roller coaster located at Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The roller coaster was built as part of a new entertainment area at the racecourse. The ride was planned to be the world's fastest roller coaster but engineers had problems trying to get the ride to the correct speed. Unfortunately, they took too long, and Formula Rossa took the record making it faster than the planned speed, and never got the ride to the correct speed only making it to 160 km/h rather than 217 km/h. The ride was manufactured by S&S-Sansei Technologies and opened on October 31, 2013, after numerous delays. It closed on November 3rd and remains standing but not operating. It is unknown if the ride will reopen.

Incident

On September 3, 2009, a series of explosions in the Compressed air launch system caused injuries to seven people and shattered windows.

Design

Elements

Trains

2 trains with 2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 8 riders per train.