Fury 325: World’s Tallest and Fastest Giga Coaster First Test Run (Video)
Fury 325 test run, Credit Carowinds video
Meet Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster that will make you forget the spelling of your name. And yes, it had its first test run on March 4 which you can watch the video below. But before you do so, here are some crazy and mind-blowing specifications to scare the hell out of you.
From its name alone, you will realize that Fury 325 has a terrifying 325-foot drop, which is taller than the statue of Liberty by 20 feet. According to Carowinds amusement park, this monstrous giga coaster has an initial drop of a whopping 81 degrees, just enough to lose your breathe without knowing it.
The top speed of Fury 325 is being set to reach a breathtaking 95 mph (around 153 kph). But while you are screaming your mother’s name for help, prepare yourself to be twisted along its 6,602 feet of track. However, you have to be a bit patient because the hell ride lasts for 3 minutes and 25 seconds.
In case you don’t know, a giga coaster is a class of roller coasters that has a height of 300-399 feet. The term was coined by Cedar Point, the first park of Cedar Fair. The next class is strata, which has a height of 400 feet above. Once fully operational, Fury 325 will be among the tallest roller coasters in the world.
This world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster was built by Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers Inc., and is part of the planned $50 million dollar multiyear investment at Carowinds amusement park. It is located between North and South Carolina, about 12 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C.
The Fury 325 opens this coming March 27 for Carowinds season pass holders only. A total of 96 seats on the first three of the 32 trains will be placed under bid on Sunday, March 15. Carowinds said all proceeds will go to the Cam Newtown Foundation. Fury 325 will be open for public on March 28.