|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Product||Air Launched Coaster|
|Designer / calculations||Alan Schilke|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Riders per train||8|
|Propulsion||Compressed air launch|
|Top speed||160 km/h|
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 only four days later on November 3rd and remains standing but not operating. It is unknown if the ride will reopen.
On 3 September 2009, a series of explosions in the Compressed air launch system caused injuries to seven people and shattered windows.