The World's Fastest Roller Coaster Is the Closest You'll Ever Get to Driving a Ferrari F1

You have a better chance of being mauled by a penguin than you have of driving a Ferrari F1 racer. You can, however, ride the next best thing—the Formula Rossa rollercoaster, which catapults riders around its track at 240kph.

Located in Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the world's largest indoor theme park with over 200,000 square meters of roof, the Formula Rossa is the fastest roller coaster on the planet. The Formula Rossa is a launched coaster that employs a 20,800 horsepower hydraulic winch system that generates 1.7Gs as it accelerates riders from 0-200 kph in roughly two seconds. Sure, it's no jet-launching rail gun but the Formula Rossa can still fling its passengers up to top speed and a height of 52 meters in under 5 seconds. The ride is so fast that passengers are required to wear protective goggles similar to what sky divers wear to protect against 150MPH bug strikes. Unfortunately, the ride is also so fast that racing around the 2.2 km track takes a mere 1:32.

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