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Experience zero-gravity at Ferrari world’s Turbo track

The daredevil ride which opens on March 29 will throw you up and above the theme park’s iconic roof

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Vertical thrill. The rollercoaster ride will take guests up to a height of 60 metres at 102km/h, above the roof of Ferrari World, before dropping

ABU DHABI: Imagine being on a rollercoaster ride that climbs 64 metres above ground and then plummets all the way down at 102km/h. This is the thrill that Turbo Track, the new heart-pounding ride opening on March 29 at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi promises. The coaster will launch you up and above the iconic red roof along a 180 metre track.

The ride is based on a high-tech Ferrari driver training facility, where guests are put to the test to see if they have what it takes to become a Ferrari test driver.

“We can’t wait to share this incredible new experience with our guests. Not only does this unique ride offer heart-pounding thrills for all riders, it also gives them the chance to see the world through the eyes of a Ferrari test driver, creating once again a strong connection with the legendary brand,” said Jesse Vargas, General Manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Three-phase ride

The ride has three phases which include on-screen training and performance analysis giving drivers an “all-around, extensive, technical, athletic and cultural training” of the Ferrari enterprise.

The final phase is the ride itself. Featuring uniquely designed front-facing and back-facing seats, the ride offers two different ascent and descent experiences. The downward plunge offers a hair-raising zero-gravity experience. “This exceptional ride is going to be another first, and I am sure that our guests, young and old, will be excited to experience Turbo Track – if they dare,” said Vargas.

The writer is an Abu Dhabi-based freelancer


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