Thrills: On the new (2,400-hp!) world's fastest roller coaster.
By Jon R. CallihanPosted 02.19.2002 at 11:48 am 0 Comments
Saturday, December 15: I leave for Tokyo in two days. The assignment: Ride the world's fastest roller coaster—called Dodonpa—which has been tested at 115 mph. Dodonpa is powered by three 800-horsepower air compressors. Air is filtered and dried, then stored in four 40-foot-high tanks before it catapults the cars down the track.