Have you ever wanted to drive a Formula 1 car ? I know that I would love to drive around a famous race track as fast as possible in an F1 car, but the chances of that happening are fairly slim. However, there is a new visitor attraction about to open in Abu Dhabi that claims will make you feel as though you are an F1 driver.
Ferrari World is opening and hopes to become one of the worlds most unique visitor attractions. The opening will coincide with the Abu Dhabi Grand Priz on 14 November 2010.
Ferrari is probably the most famous of all motor racing brands and it is hoping to capitalise on the huge following that Ferrari and Formula 1 in general has.Many people have wanted to experience what it feels like to drive a Formula 1 racing car and Ferrari World claim that you can do that on the Formula Rossa ride. This is basically a rollercoaster ride which attempts to make you feel as though you are in an F1 car. The figures seem impressive. The ride reaches speeds of 240km per hour and can go from 0 to 100kmph in 2 seconds which will make it the fastest rollercoaster in the world.Most of the theme park is indoors and because the area is prone to sand storms riders on the rollercoaster have to wear goggles to protect their eyes from dust. However, with a maximum height of 52 metres giving a 1.72 G – Force the experience promises to be pretty close to driving a real F1 car.
Other attractions at Ferrari World include state of the art racing simulators as used by the Ferrari F1 team, a flume ride through the inside a a Ferrari 599 engine, a racing school for young drivers with expert training and an aerial voyage of Italy following a Ferrari.Ferrari World is located on Yas Island which is 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi city centre and only 50 minutes away from Dubai Marina. 7 new hotels have been built on Yas Island providing 2,200 hotel rooms for guests.Admission to Ferrari World costs AED225 per person.
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Take a look at this video of The Formula Rossa rollercoaster