Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have revealed plans for a new £16.25m roller coaster.

The two-and-a-half minute ride will reach speeds of 50mph and dizzying heights of 88.5ft when it opens in spring 2018.

Known temporarily as 'Construction 2018', the roller coaster will put riders through 4.3Gs with acceleration four times that of a Lamborghini.

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It will be the UK’s first ever roller coaster to feature what’s known as a ‘double-launch’ – advanced technology which sees thrill seekers propelled forward at high speed twice during the two and a half minute ride.

Riders will experience the same levels of G Force as a Formula 1 driver and plummet up to 82ft as it loops through Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s other attractions including the Big One and the Big Dipper.

The ride is being manufactured by Mack Rides at their world-class factory in Waldkirch, Germany, using laser beam technology. Construction 2018 is due to open in spring 2018 and joins the Pleasure Beach’s other famous rides, the Big One, Steeplechase and Big Dipper.

Nick Thompson, deputy managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said: “We have been working on this concept for five years now and are delighted to be able share news of our plans.

“Construction 2018 will be fast, adrenaline fuelled and exhilarating but also smooth and comfortable – an entirely new ride experience. It sees a significant investment in Blackpool Pleasure Beach. We expect to see thrill seekers flock to the park to experience this UK ride first.”

Amanda Thompson OBE, Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Managing Director, added: "Construction 2018 follows in the long tradition we have at Blackpool Pleasure Beach of investing in fantastic rides and bringing first of their kind rollercoasters to the UK.

“Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the world’s most ride intensive amusement park, is home to the UK’s first looping coaster, Revolution, and, at the time it was built, the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, The Big One, plus many more thrilling rides. I’m delighted to be able to continue this tradition and bring such a thrilling ride to the UK.”