February 15, 2017 – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has unveiled “Turbo Track”, a new, heart-pounding roller coaster set to open at the end of March.
The three-stage experience, which gives guests an authentic feel of what it’s like to become a Ferrari test driver, is the latest thrilling addition to the Park.
Adults and children alike will have their limits put to the test, as they get a glimpse into the advanced world of the Ferrari Driver Academy, where drivers get an all-round, extensive technical, athletic and cultural training to make them ready to join the world’s best in class driving talent.
Starting in a briefing room, and culminating at 210 feet (64m) above Yas Island, Turbo Track will turn guests into new recruits, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi into a futuristic testing facility for aspiring test drivers. The opening two stages of the experience include an on-screen training and performance analysis. Recruits then board Turbo Track and burst through the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi iconic red roof at 63 mph (102 km/h), before experiencing hair-raising zero gravity as they plummet vertically back down. If guests are still thirsty for more thrills, they can ride it again backwards, with the experience including front-facing and back-facing seats, offering two unique perspectives.
“At Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, we’re passionate about creating thrilling and inspiring experiences, and we can’t wait to share this incredible new experience with our guests,” said Jesse Vargas, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. “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.
“This exceptional ride is going to be another first, and I am sure that our guests, young and old, will be excited to Turbo Track – if they dare,” he added.
The completion of Turbo Track was also a monumental feat of engineering, following a highly complex process that saw a 52.5 square foot (16sqm) opening created in the glass funnel, a signature design feature at the center of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The top of the 210 feet (64m) tall track becomes Yas Island’s highest point, and was created by the same team that built Formula Rossa.
Turbo Track will become the third ride to be launched at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in a 12-month period, following the opening of Flying Aces and Benno’s Great Race in 2016.