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|Manufacturer||Maurer Rides, Schwarzkopf|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||86 km/h|
Venus GP (Japanese: ヴィーナスGP) was a steel roller coaster located at Space World in Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. It was one of the first roller coasters built by Maurer Rides, and it was built in conjunction with Anton Schwarzkopf. The control and pneumatic systems were provided by Gerstlauer.
The ride was designed by Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH in conjunction with German steel company BHS. Opened in 1996, it was one of the first roller coasters manufactured by Maurer Rides, who had recently taken over the roller coaster division of BHS. Originally called Venus, the ride was renamed Venus GP in 2007.
The final day of operation was 31 December 2017. On its final day, during the park's firework display, a train loaded with fireworks was dispatched.
When it first opened, Venus was painted turquoise with white supports. It was later repainted green with blue supports. A full-size model of the Space Shuttle Discovery was situated beside the vertical loop.
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