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The World's 10 Fastest Roller Coasters


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Number 6: ring racer- 99.4 mph
ring racer is attempting to be the fastest roller coaster in the world.
  • Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany
  • F1 Thrust Air coaster

ring racer [sic] was supposed to open in 2009 at the Nurburgring Race Track and take the record for the world's fastest roller coaster (at 135 mph). However, the few days it operated, it never reached record-breaking speeds, and its official launch was delayed to 2013. In the interim, another thrill machine took the world's fastest roller coaster record.

Using its compressed-air launch system, S&S Worldwide, Inc. designed the ride to accelerate from 0 to 135 mph in 2.5 seconds. Its actual sped, however, is 99.4 mph. Ring racer does not include inversions, banked turns, or other elements. In fact, it doesn't even include much in the way of hills. Created for speed, the ride runs parallel to the famed German raceway on a straight track, and then turns around to head back to the loading station.

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