|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Hyper|
|Riders per train||20|
|Top speed||128.7 km/h|
Stealth is a steel launched roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK. It is the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the second tallest, after The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which opened in 1994.
The attraction is an Accelerator Coaster installation from Intamin and was designed in conjunction with Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH. Stealth was installed by RCS GmbH.
Stealth opened to guests on 15 March 2006, a year after Rita at Alton Towers.
Using hydraulic technology, the train is launched from 0 mph to 80 mph in 1.8 seconds. 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, which is located in a warehouse beside the ride.
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.
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.
The hydraulic launch system
- ↑ Our References - RCS GmbH
- ↑ February 2006 - Stealth Developer Diary (Wayback archive)
- Stealth on the Roller Coaster DataBase.