- 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 has been rescheduled a number of times. In the interim, another thrill machine took the world's fastest roller coaster record. There are reports that when it opens (if it opens), it may have a revised speed of 106 mph, which will undoubtedly make it fast, but not the fastest roller coaster.
Using its compressed-air launch system, S&S Worldwide, Inc. designed the ride to accelerate from 0 to 135 mph in 2.5 seconds. 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.