How do race cars compare to theme park roller coasters when it comes to G force? Looking for a thrill? You’re not the only one. You’ll find kindred spirits at airfields going up for a skydive, atop bridges and towers with bungees attached to their feet and standing in line for roller coasters at the local amusement park. But you’ll also find them in the paddock at the racing circuit.
Which is a bigger strain to the body? And more importantly, which is more exciting? Before recently driving in LM P2 cars at Le Mans, Jann Mardenborough and Mark Shulzhitskiy find out.
The pair was sent to an amusement park in the UK with a camera and a g-force meter to find out if any of the coasters could produce as much lateral gravitational force as an LMP2 racing car. Watch the video to experience it!