ring°racer is a Formula One-themed roller coaster which was due to open on August 15, 2009 at the Nürburgring race course as part of the Nürburgring 2009 project. However, two defects in the launch system mean its opening has been delayed until 2012. On 3 September 2009, a series of explosions in the pneumatic system caused injuries to seven people, and shattered windows. It was manufactured by S&S Worldwide and features a pneumatic launch. This will accelerate the coaster from 0-99 mph (0-160 km/h) in less than 2 seconds, double the acceleration of a Formula 1 driver in the same space of time. According to local state, Rhineland-Palatinate, the cost of ring°racer accumulated to a total of 12.3 Million Euro.