With a top speed of 240 km/h (150 mph), the Formula Rossa is the faster rollercoaster in the world. Located in Ferrari World – a Ferrari-branded amusement park in Abu Dhabi which is also the largest indoor theme park in the world – the Formula Rossa reaches its top speed in just five seconds courtesy of a powerful hydraulic launch system. This rapid acceleration bests that of any commercially available supercar and subjects riders to 1.7 Gs of force. This reaches 4.8 Gs throughout the ride as passengers are propelled around the 2.2km (1.4m) of track. The rollercoaster is so fast that safety goggles must be worn due to the risk of high speed impact from insects and airborne particles.
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