- This article is about the roller coaster at Thorpe Park. For the roller coaster formerly named "Stealth", see Nighthawk.
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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched - Hyper|
|Model / product||Accelerator Coaster|
|Riders per train||20|
Top speed128.7 km/h
Stealth is a steel launched roller coaster located at Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. It is the fastest roller coaster in the United Kingdom and the second tallest, after The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Design[edit | edit source]
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, located in a warehouse beside the ride.
Trains[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
|Articles on Thorpe Park|
|Present||Colossus • Flying Fish • Nemesis Inferno • Saw - The Ride • Stealth • Swarm • Walking Dead: The Ride|