Top Thrill Dragster
A train during acceleration before the Top Hat
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.