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Single Car Racing Launch Coaster


  • Ever imagined yourself on a Race Track? Now is your chance! Experience what it is to be a Formula 1 driver. Get launched from one of the two tracks and beat your friends in this race in fantastic racing cars.




  • Vekoma Rides has designed a unique dueling (S-LIM) launch coaster for you to race against your friends and family. This fantastic and brand-new coaster shows the battle between two F1 cars, racing each other on the track. After being launched to a great start, each rider will have to prove his skills through straight tracks, curves and sharp turns.
    The safe wider bodies and individual lap bars, you guests will enjoy our racing coaster to the max! Enjoy two tracks of 460 and 470 meters in a flashy though extremely ergonomic 4-seater racing car. With this coaster your park can host an extra 960 racers per hour.
    Have fun in this brand new design of track and cars!




  • Track Length: 460 m / 470 m
    Max Speed: 60 km/h
    Footprint: 173.1 x 47.5
    Min. Height Requirement: 1.10 m
    No. Trains: 4 x 2
    No. Passengers per Train: 4
    THRC: 960 pph
    Restraint Syst.: lap bar
    Locking System: Double
    Launch Drive: LSM




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I actually really like the design; I would love to ride it. However, two LSM launches/low capacity/requires two station crews? It seems like a lot of work to get a ride with not much ROI for the park.

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Very nice design. Looks like it is a way for a park to pull off a budget version of DCA's RSR.



Well since you took my joke, I'll come up with another one



Looks like Vekomas Answer to Fiorano GT Challenge at Ferrari World


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the slogan on that car -- "Turning your world around" -- is kind of dark if you think about it. like, isn't it kind of implying the reader is unhappy? sounds like a good tagline for an anti-depressant or a suicide support line ... for a coaster it's a little weird.


ride looks fun, though.

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I think a smarter approach would be to have a single load station but allow the cars to be dispatched to two separate tracks from there (via a track switch) similar to how Disney does on the RSR. At the end of the ride after the mock finish line they are will then be merged back into a single station track. Therefore you only need one crew.

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I don't think capacity is going to be that big of an issue. "High capacity" rides can also have exceedingly long wait times, and the single car launch coaster isn't going to appeal to every thrillseeker who visits.


And heck, it's not like none of us have ever waited in a long line for a ride anyway, right?

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960pph isn't too low considering the typical capacity for a large coaster is typically 1200pph (excluding places like Disney etc) - this coaster looks like it's suited for smaller parks, anyway, which wouldn't need a people eater.

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