The Latest Concept in Thrill Rides:
The Cantilevered Roller Coaster System

Our first animated sequence and inspired by the San Francisco car
chase from the 1968 Warner Bros. film “Bullitt”
starring Steve McQueen, and a Shelby-Ford Mustang…

Bullitt was one of the all-time great car chase films. What if the film was the basis for a themed attraction using a late model Ford Mustang and the CRC system? Wouldn’t that be cool? That’s what we thought, so above are some animated sequences to show what it might be like. (Kids: the computer models and animated sequences were produced by CCS and Haro Digital using Autodesk software products)

The mechanical concept for this Cantilevered Roller Coaster (CRC) attraction uses a “side-saddle” track configuration utilizing two rail sets of fairly common manufacture. The lower set is primarily centered on ride vehicle path, while the upper set is offset to one side of the vehicle support arm. For more about the mechanical principles of the CRC click here.

Are you a park owner with a CRC concept and that you would like to see conceptually developed, computer modeled, and perhaps one day constructed? Our design team can illustrate and animate anything you can think of. Please contact us at to start the ball rolling, and/or for more technical information about the CRC system.

DISCLAIMER: Ford Motor Corporation, Warner Bros. Pictures and Autodesk are in no way affiliated with Cantilevered Coaster Systems and do not endorse its concepts or products.


March 2010 - Cantilevered Coaster in March Issue of Parkworld.

Nov. 15, 2010 - Cantilevered Coaster Systems Announces An Alliance With Setpoint Inc.

Sept. 12, 2010 - Over the last month, NTW Productions uploads several You Tube videos;

Cantilevered Roller Coaster V2: Exhibit A

Cantilevered Coaster Kinematics Trial #5

Cantilevered Roller Coaster V2: Exhibit B

see for more…

June 30, 2010 - NTW Productions uploads You Tube video Cantilevered Coaster Kinematics Test 2.

June 25, 2010 - NTW Productions uploads You Tube video Cantilevered Coaster Kinematics Test

June 2010 - John Hogg is interviewed on Coaster 101.

March 2010 -The cantilevered coaster is list as one of the "Best Unbuilt Thrill Rides" in WIRED magazine.

May 20, 2009 - John Hogg's article "Roller Coasters: A Mystery Mine Movie, Part 2" is posted on Blooloop.

July 8, 2008 - John Hogg's article " A Designer's View: Six Flags' X2: A Ride of Genius?" is posted on Blooloop.

June 30, 2005 - "You Can't Believe This Coaster" by Arthur Levine.

April 2004 - "Cantilevered Coasters: The Quest For The Holy Rail" by Simon Fowles .

The Cantilevered Roller Coaster (CRC) system employs two tracks to create multi-axis movements of the ride vehicle. The upper track (A) determines the basic course that the vehicle follows. The lower track (B) and its variable position relative to the upper track along the course determines how the vehicle moves along axis 1: yaw-roll; 2: pitch fore-aft; and 3: vertical stroke up and down. The vehicle design in this image was influenced by the film “Blade Runner”.

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