Mick Doohan's Motocoaster
46 rubber tires are used to propel the train up to 72 kilometers per hour (45 miles per hour) in just a few seconds. Each tire is powered by a hydraulic system. Other Intamin coasters also use hydraulics, but the "Accelerator Coasters" such as Top Thrill Dragster, Kingda Ka, Storm Runner, and Xcelerator use hydraulic motors to pull a cable and launch sled along a section of track.
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