Top Thrill Dragster

A train during acceleration before the Top Hat

The Top Thrill Dragster (short: TTD) is a steel roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio.

The roller coaster was designed by the German engineer Werner Stengel office and built by the Swiss company Intamin.

It has a height of 128 m ( the height difference of 122 m) and a maximum speed of 193 km / h She was so in the years 2003 and 2004, the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world. Top Thrill Dragster has a viergurtträgige rail ( four steel elements form the rail). The launch will be carried out in the form of a signature. The train, which is designed like a race car - after an accident, the rear spoiler were dismantled - accelerated to the alternating red - white start ramp until he finally vertically with an additional 90 ° lateral rotation goes up. Here, the highest point is reached and the rail is aimed in a downward arc and initiates the vertical fall. The fall still includes a 270 ° turn before the train is braked by eddy current brakes again and the roller coaster train pulls into the station.

The so-called Strata -Coaster (also called Teracoaster ), a roller coaster towering over 400 feet ( 121.92 m): With Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster, a new generation has begun.

2005 ( 139 m high and 206 km / h ) Top Thrill Dragster Kingda Ka replaced by Six Flags Great Adventure Amusement Park as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.