New Ring°Racer Video Shows the World’s Fastest Coaster in Action
Finally, more images and a video has been posted on the S&S web site of the Ring°Racer coaster coming to Nürburgring in Germany. It’s called ‘F1 Coaster’ on their web site, but there’s little doubt that this an animated video of Ring°Racer. When it opens in June 2009, it will surpass Six Flags Great Adventure’s Kingda Ka which tops out at a blistering 128 mph. Ring°Racer will push the envelope even further with a top speed of 134 mph (217 km/h).
The world’s new fastest coaster will have an appropriate home. According to wikipedia, Nürburgring, known as simply “The Ring” by enthusiasts, is a motor sport race track in Nürburg, Germany. Like the infamous Autobahn it includes public access roads where anyone with a registered car can drive as fast as they want.
Ring°Racer Takes the Crown
This will be the first time that I can remember the Germans holding a major roller coaster world record. Unlike, the 1990′s, I doubt this will kick off another coaster arms race due to the state of the economy, but you never know. Kingda Ka will still hold the height record and is so insanely fast that I doubt Six Flags will blink. Besides, the general public that makes up the majority of the park’s patrons will have never heard of Ring°Racer.
Check out this POV video of the ring°racer at Nurburgring:
Ring°Racer’s Unbelievable Launch
The ride looks pretty short, but so are Cedar Point’s Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. Obviously, the real draw here is going to be that insane launch of 0 to 134 mph in only 2.5 seconds. Kingda Ka doesn’t reach its top speed until 3.5 seconds. The video can’t possibly do the launch justice, but it will likely become legendary. Well, at least until it’s surpassed by another record breaking roller coaster.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of this future top speed champ? Is it enough for you to hop on a plane to Germany? Any Germans out there excited for Ring°Racer? Leave a comment below.