The third new ride within 12 months puts guests through an endurance challenge, as they attempt to becomeFerrari Test Drivers
In its ongoing attempt to offer tourists something they could never expect to get anywhere else in the world, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has pulled another unique rabbit out of the proverbial hat with the unveiling of “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 Abu Dhabi-based theme park.
Adults and children alike will have their limits put to the test, as they get a glimpse into the high-tech world of the Ferrari Driving Academy.
Starting in a briefing room, and culminating at 64 meters 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 102 KMPH, 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. 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,” said Jesse Vargas, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
“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 16 sqm opening created in the glass funnel, a signature design feature at the centre of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The top of the 64-meter-high 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.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first Ferrari-branded theme park in the world, opened its doors to fans in November 2010. The Park celebrates the spirit of the legendary marque, and features numerous thrill rides, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, entertaining live shows, as well as popular seasonal festivities that bring together extraordinary performances from around the globe.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s fastest roller-coaster, Formula Rossa, as well as the triple record-breaking roller-coaster, Flying Aces. It also offers guests a range of Ferrari inspired family experiences that include Benno’s Great Race, Karting Academy, Junior Training Camp, Driving Experience, Fiorano GT challenge, Scuderia challenge, shopping and dining experiences. The Park is located at the heart of Yas Island, the premium leisure and entertainment destination in the UAE, and is operated by Farah Experiences LLC.