WORLDPOST
11/15/2010 01:17 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Formula Rossa, World's Fastest Roller Coaster, Opens At Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World (VIDEO)

Abu Dhabi is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and now thrill-seeking tourists have yet another reason to visit: a chance to experience Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster.

According to the BBC, Formula Rossa is just one of many attractions at the all-new Ferrari World, the world's largest indoor theme park, which opened to grand fanfare Nov. 4. The 86,000-square-meter park also features a traditional carousel, interactive 3-D shows and a walk-through exhibition on Italian history.

But Formula Rossa, which hits speeds of 150 miles per hour and utilizes an aircraft carrier-like hydraulic launch system to propel trains along its serpentine track, is undoubtedly Ferrari World's state-of-the-art centerpiece. In keeping with the theme of the new park, the ride also features bright red trains specifically designed to resemble the iconic Ferrari Formula 1 cars, down to the exact "Rosso Scuderia."

Watch the BBC's report on Formula Rossa here: