Vekoma Debuts “TopGun” Coaster Concept

Cue the Kenny Loggins music! Earlier today, Vekoma announced their newest coaster concept on the company’s Facebook page; a steel launched coaster named “Top Gun.”

It is the first concept announced by Vekoma since recently being acquired by Sansei Technologies.

Based on the above animation, the coaster train will roll out of the station and make a turn onto the launch track that will propel the coaster. Top Gun will feature two corkscrew/zero-G roll-esque inversions, and what appears to be a non-inverting top hat immediately following the launch. It’s tough to tell based solely on the video if this will be considered an inversion or not. To me, it resembles the “non-inverting loop” on Hollywood, Rip Ride Rockit.

The trains will feature two cars with two rows of two passengers, for a total of eight riders per train. In the concept art, the trains are themed to fighter jets, and the launch track is themed to an aircraft carrier. (Which all ties into the “Top Gun” name. All the art needs is “Highway to the Danger Zone” playing in the background.

Specs like track length, launch speed, and height were unavailable at the time of this posting, but will be updated once we find out more.

Where do you hope the first Vekoma Top Gun goes? Let us know in the comments below!


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4 Responses

  1. Timo says:

    The first element is an inversion. A unique one too! It spirals you upside down as a jet fighter before escaping into a dive. Defenitly not a tophat.

  2. Colten Pennel says:

    I see it going to a euro park first and then depending on its success it may come to the U.S. when it does i see it coming to WorldsofFun in 2021-22 maybe they’ll even get the first model they are one of the only somewhat larger cedar fair parks without a coaster themed to an aircraft of any kind and it would look great anywhere in the americana section

  3. Nick says:

    I hope one comes to the US!

  4. Eric says:

    It’ll be interesting to see if this concept comes to the US, and whether Six Flags or Cedar Fair chain could and might get it first. Vekoma Top-Gun concept looks neat.

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