SW7 ride layout

An Alton Towers fan has released a video showing off a detailed 3D model of the park's new roller coaster for 2013, codenamed "SW7".

The video, embedded below, was produced by YouTube user Nemesis94DJW using the NoLimits software package. It is based on Alton Towers' planning application for the SW7 coaster, which included detailed images of the ride's layout. However, the "world's first" element that has previously been promised by the park is yet to be revealed.

SW7's layout will feature at least 8 inversions, along with two lift sections. The ride will reach a maximum height of 73 feet, but will also dip below ground level at points in order to gain extra height.

The new coaster is set to be the most expensive attraction ever installed by Alton Towers, with its rumoured £20 million budget topping the £15 million spent on installing Thirteen in 2010. The plans appear to confirm that it will be manufactured by Gerstlauer, who also constructed SAW - The Ride at sister park Thorpe Park.

You can find out more about Alton Towers' new roller coaster for 2013 by reading Theme Park Tourist's detailed breakdown of the SW7 plans.

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Whilst a very nice video, yeah, I'm still not convinced that SW7 is going to be a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter. Justice on parkthoughts.com makes a very good argument why it will not be a Gerstlauer and I'm swaying more to his line of thinking than anything else. Especially when you consider the low capacity of a Euro-Fighter and the fact that the plans describe a beyond verticle drop which there quite obviously isn't. Like Justice I would be more inclined to believe this coaster will turn out to be a Maurer Sohne's X-Coaster and the 'world's first' element a verticle launch section, (fingers crossed).

Either way the layout is outstanding and whatever Alton Towers fianlly delivers it should be fantastic. I can't wait to see the theming as this cube thing in the centre is very interesting. Do we know if Mr John Wardley, (aka God), is involved in anyway, shape or form? If so we can all rest assured.

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