Personally, I don't think the rumor holds much water as SFI has had a sizable number of problems with Premier coasters. However, I could be wrong . . and Joe might know something the rest of us don't . . the stinking bastage.
Ok...my question is if the damn thing goes 200+ mph, how would people be able to safely ride it? I mean...would these be enclosed cars? (henceforth the "bullet")...or is there some safe way for there to be regular coaster trains to be at speeds of 200 mph and not hurt people with massive G's?
As I like to say on a ride with many G's..."G'sus!!"
Here is the available info of the proposed Bullet Coaster from the mid-nineties. The data was published in the Stengel book:
The coaster was designed to be the first to break the 100 m/ph barrier. The speed was to be reached via a combination of lift/drop and LIM. Another special feature would have been that the trains (16 cars/32 people) would have travelled between the tracks (think: Pipeline).
The ride was not build because the park (Paramount) thought that the speed was too high and even a slower design was scrapped. However soon afterwards they built the Premier Spaghetti Bowls.
I know I am a new member here, but with the rumors that Premier has started developing this project again, does anyone think that this type of coaster is what's in store for PKI's 2005 attraction. It seems to make sense, a traffic violation (maybe speeding?), Paramount earlier considered looking at it, and with the new speeds that was posted above the vehicle would have to be enclosed, which would be IMO a perfect fit for the Mini Coopers (if it is indeed themed to IJ). Just my thoughts but it seems to be a good fit.