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This article is about the roller coaster at Thorpe Park. For the roller coaster formerly named "Stealth", see Nighthawk.
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Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Status Operating since March 15, 2006
Cost £12,000,000
Height restriction 55in (140cm)
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height205.1 feet
Top speed80 mph
Length1,312.3 feet
Steepest drop90°
The entrance to Stealth

Stealth is a steel launched roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, UK. It is the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the second tallest, after Big One at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

It is an Accelerator Coaster installation from Intamin and was designed in conjunction with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. Stealth was constructed by RCS GmbH.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Using hydraulic technology the train is launched from zero to 80 mph in 2.3 seconds.[2] Following the launch, the train rises up and over the 205 foot tall top hat. This is followed by an airtime hill which leads into the final brakes.

Stealth has a transfer track, located in a warehouse beside the ride.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.

Similar rides[edit | edit source]

Stealth has a very similar layout to Kingda Ka, which opened in 2005 at Six Flags Great Adventure, but is a little less than half the size. A clone of Stealth, Zaturn at Space World opened in April 2006 and operated until the closure of the park in December 2017.

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