Up and Over

[thumb:433:r]Now, what’s the quickest accellerating sports car you can think of, well, I thought of a Formula One car (having just finished watching this weekends race) and according to FaqFarm they accellerate from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds (pulling 1.2G in the process)

I spent today being repeatedly accellerated from 0 to 80mph in 2.8 seconds. I still can’t imagine what it must be like to drive at those kind of extremes for an hour and a half in an F1 car – 5 rides on Thorpe Parks “Stealth” were enough for me, and all I had to do was hang on…

However it’s an excellent ride – and comparisons with the only other Intamin Rocket Coaster I’ve ridden are inevitable. To put it simply, Stealth is far and away better than Rita Queen of Speed at Alton Towers – the launch is even more insane, the “top hat” manouver is stunning (as is the view from the top) – yes it may be very short, but it packs a lot of punch into that…

All in all, an enjoyable ride, and a great day seeing some friends I’ve not seen for a while…

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