Superman: Escape From Krypton
When the ride was renamed, repainted, and modified in 2011, the single car on each track was modified.  Instead of resting on four huge wheels, the car now sits on eight smaller wheels.  Also, the seats were switched around, and now riders face backward when the car is launched out of the station.  This provides the added benefit of having riders face straight down as cars climb up and fall down the vertical section of track.

The original seating on this car had only lapbars, but the new backward-facing seats have shoulder harnesses and lapbars.  The outermost seats also have this strange fiberglass fairing that covers riders' arms and shoulders.

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