Experience the world’s fastest rollercoaster: Formula Rossa

Before hitting that play button, be sure to put the video in full screen mode for the best effect.

Warning: this video has actually made me a little dizzy, so if you’re the kind of person who suffers from motion sickness, you may want to skip this one, or at least view it in regular mode instead of in full screen.

Built high above the Abu Dhabi F1 track, Formula Rossa aims to accurately recreate the sensation of driving an F1 car. Believe it or not, at launch, this thing goes up to 150 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds.

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10 Responses to Experience the world’s fastest rollercoaster: Formula Rossa

  1. 2 words… Cedar Point
    Location: Sandusky, Ohio
    Cedar Point has 5 roller coasters that easily best this one. 150MPH, I just don't see it either on this video, and even it if did, the drops aren't exactly thrilling. They like to build everything bigger and better in Abu Dhabi. This should be stored in the "failure" section.

    • I thought the same thing. All those banked dips — very dully roller coaster, I don't care how fast it goes. Give me the Magnum any day.

    • Another vote for Cedar Point!
      If you're going for nothing but speed, then just do the up and down hill like the Dragster at Cedar Point. This coaster looked pretty dull.

    • Yes! to Cedar Point – they have a ride that actually made me black out for a split second. Got back in line immediately after. This roller coaster looks tame in comparison.

  2. There is a roller coaster I saw that beats this any day of the week. It's a water flume, but they used maglev technology to accelerate the flume up hills. So instead of going down and the feeling gravity hold you down on the way back up, you get faster on going up!

  3. At what point exactly did you feel dizzy? was it when your mum called you down for dinner?? I am no roller-coaster expert, in fact I think I've only been on 1 in my 37 years on this earth, but based on that footage I think I've had more fun making jelly!!
    Typical Ferrari, paint it red, put a little yellow and black badge on it, and people will think it's the best thing since the rubber band!!