It appears that it will be in the shape of a racetrack. It won't go up like an Intamin Rocket Coaster does, instead it's going around a racetrack. The picture of the train is pretty nifty. Hopefully none of the themeing elements fall off ;).
~Rob Willi *** Edited 1/29/2008 2:48:31 PM UTC by HeyIsntThatRob?***
People are always talking about how the race to build the tallest and fastest coaster is pretty much done, to work with more innovation and the fun factor. It will be interesting when this title for fastest coaster leaves the US, to see if it might spark an interest in bringing the title back...
Only the track and the aircompression technique will be provided by S&S. The trains will be manufactured by SAT-rides, who also built the new lapbar-trains for Viennas Vekoma Boomerang.
What a boring concept! After the extreme launch the train will go straight and then right INTO A Brake that will slow it down to 100 km/h! That means they will reduce the speed more than 50% right after the launch. The train will then pass a ascending curve and will go back for another 500 meters to the station. There will be no hills or s-curves or whatever!!!
If you want to ride it, i would suggest you go soon after opening, because the whole concept for this "park" is so half baked, that it will be most likely a big flop.
Not to open a can of worms here, but is this ride technically a roller coaster? There have been arguments over whether rides such as Superman: The Escape are coasters, but even those rides utilize gravity as a mean of propulsion... this ride certainly does not. If anything, this ride is nothing different than those drag racing rides (such as at Malibu Speedzone), with the only difference being that the track returns to where it started.
Are there any artist renderings of the actual coaster track, or is it just like a straight-out oval, and nothing else (ie, no bunny hills or any elevation changes aside from 4-left handed banked turns)?