Steepest roller coaster: world record set by The Takabisha (HD Video)
YAMANASH, Japan -- Japan's amusement park Fuji-Q Highland unveiled "The Takabisha", a roller coaster which has a 43 meter drop and a 121-degree freefall, and accelerates to 100 mph - setting the new world record for the Steepest roller coaster made from steel.
Photo: Engineers in Japan have created The Takabisha, a roller-coaster that hurtles towards the earth at almost 100 km/h from a height of 43m at the heart-stopping angle of 121 degrees. All Photos: AFP (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the steepest roller coaster made from steel was Le Timber Drop which measures 113.1 degrees and was verified at the Fraispertuis City amusement park, in Jeanmenil, France.
Guinness World Records also recognized the highest roller coaster: the Tower of Terror, a sit-down, steel rollercoaster standing 377 ft 4 in (115.01 m) tall at the Dreamworld amusement park in Queensland, Australia.
The ride lasts for just 112 seconds but is packed with jaw-dropping features including seven twists, blackened tunnels and a 43 metre high peak.
But the most impressive thing about Takabisha is the freefall at 121 degrees, so steep that it has just been recognised as the steepest rollercoaster made from steel.