Turbo (Brighton Palace Pier)

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Turbo
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Brighton Pier
Location Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
Coordinates 50°48′54″N 0°08′15″W / 50.814897°N 0.137583°W / 50.814897; -0.137583
Status Operating since 1996
Height restriction 1.3 metres
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Product ZL42
Type Steel
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 42.6 metres × 18.6 metres
Height 11 metres
Length 365 metres
Inversions 1
Duration 1:15
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Turbo is a Pinfari steel roller coaster located at Brighton Pier in Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK.

History

This roller coaster opened in 1996. It would have been called "Zyklon" however the name was changed following complaints from Jewish people. A "Zyklon" sign above the loop had to be removed prior to opening.[1]

On February 4, 2003, Turbo was damaged in a fire.[2] It remained closed for about two months for repairs. In early 2013, Turbo was taken down and sent away to be renovated.[3] It was open again by late March.

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Before its renovation, the Turbo had yellow track and white supports. It has blue track and yellow supports nowadays.

Trains

3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.

Images

References

External links

  • Turbo on the Roller Coaster DataBase.