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The new renderings look awesome. It would be really interesting if the cars incorporated a drifting feature for the curving part of the track.






Race cars (especially F1, which is what this ride is modeled after) don't drift. Drifting is not an effective way to race, despite what you may see on the Fast and the Furious.



F1 cars have no need to drift, as the faster you go, the more downforce (and hence grip) increases. This is why F1 cars take curves at insane speeds and have no problems with grip. This is also why F1 drivers must be in excellent physical shape, because some turns (such as 130R at Suzuka and Eau Rouge at Spa) pull up to 5g's.

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To be quite honest I am almost positive that there was an article in an old (please don't hit me) issue of ACE news. That diagram of the "track" with the long straight and the S curves was in something I have read in the past. It has been some time ago like probably 10 years or so but I do remember seeing the exact same pic. If I can find my old issues I will do some searching.

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So it IS just an oval. Meh.


It's not THAT much faster than Kingda Ka... not even fast enough to really notice a difference in speed between the two. The only true advantage will be the force of the launch.


At least when TTD or KK get going, they do something besides race to a brake run.


If I'm in Germany, I'm sure I'll ride it, but it's not enough to get me to buy a plane ticket by itself.

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Well since my thread got locked, here is the rcdb info on this coaster:



Roller Coaster: Racecoaster

Amusement Park: Nürburgring (Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany)

Classification: Roller Coaster

Type: Steel - Sit Down

Status: Under Construction opening 2009

Builder: S&S Power

Lift / Launch System: Compressed Air Launch


Length: 3937'

Inversions: 0

Speed: 134.8 mph

Max Acceleration: 0 − 134.8 mph in 2.5 seconds


Trains: 2 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 8 riders per train.

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^Locked or completely deleted? I knew I posted something there, I thought for a second I was losing my mind...


Of course you won't be able to tell the difference between the speed of this and Kingda Ka, but 2.5 seconds up to 134 is pretty darn intense. I think, for a change, it will just be nice to be cruising at that speed for a nice straight and long amount of time.


And the speed record is now taken away from SF and America...

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