• Feb 4, 2008
Some trends in the automotive industry worry us. Seriously. The emergence of car theme parks, however, does not. In fact, it makes us giddy as schoolkids. At Disneyland. With ice cream.

Following the plans for a Ferrari theme park in Abu Dhabi, the F1 theme park in neighboring Dubai (with other locations to follow) and the Cars-themed section of Disney's California Adventure comes the news that developers are planning to turn Europe's most famous racetrack into a theme park, as well. The plans, according to a report from AutoBild, will be centered around a new type of high-speed roller coaster that boards next to the start/finish line, accelerates down a 480-meter straight in parallel to the race track, takes a sharp left turn and runs along "the boulevard" back to the station. It doesn't appear to do any loops, just shoot down the straightaway at time-warping speeds: accelerated by compressed air, the eight-passenger train rockets to 217km/h (135mph) in just two and a half seconds – that's much faster than even an F1 racecar.

In addition to the coaster, several other attractions will be built at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, along with a new 5,000-seat grandstand and a four-star hotel. As if we needed another reason to make pilgrimage to the Ring.

[Source: AutoBild]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      217 KPH in 2 seconds sounds like fun.

      But the Magliv train from Shanghai Pudong airport hits a 450 KPH top speed. It doesn't accererate nearly as fast but it felt like I was flying an airplane only 50 feet off the ground at that speed. Now that was cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It will be the fastest in the world. It will also be faster then many posters' autos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aw! I was hoping for a 14 mile roller-coaster!
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol. You and me both. Can you imagine how much that would cost though?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully this doesn't add to TF numbers too greatly!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man...


      Hell yeah!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I too was hoping for a coaster that ride's shotgun with the track :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now, a reason to go to Germany besides trying to get to drive fast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just broke my piggy bank...twenty-five...twenty -six...
      • 6 Years Ago
      My dream holiday just got better!!! (hopefully)
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing will be pulling the passenger at over 3 g's! Not bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Comment voting finally works in Safari. Thanks, Autoblog!
      • 6 Years Ago
      sweet! the NEW happiest place on earth!
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