VIDEO – SeaWorld Orlando Unveils New Coaster Car: Inspired by Sharks, Engineered for Speed

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Today, SeaWorld Orlando unveiled the custom-built Mako lead car on what will soon be Orlando’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster.

Here are some interesting facts about the new Mako roller coaster car:

  •  In a collaboration between SeaWorld’s animal experts and ride engineers, the car is inspired by the physiology of an actual Mako shark, including five gills on each side, eye placement and sleek, hydro-dynamic look.
  • Comprised of a special compound that reduces friction — providing a smooth, relentlessly fast ride from beginning to end.
  • With only a lap guard on their lower body, riders’ upper bodies are free for added mobility and “airtime”

The coaster will feature a total of 21 cars – including 3 trains of 7 cars per train, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Stay tuned after the break for even more photos from today’s car unveiling!

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83