So, Formula Rossa. Fastest coaster in the world, and also a very long one - the sixth longest in the world, actually. RCDB lists its length as 6 561.7 ft., which sounds fairly sensible and accurate if you use silly units. But the thing is, in more sensible units, it translates to exactly 2000.0 meters. That number screams "rounded off" to me. It's hard to manufacture something that big, and get the length down to round numbers, so I suspect there is some substantial rounding off in play here.

Parks and manufacturers may round the stats off to the nearest meter, or even to the closest ten meters or closest 100 feet (case in point: Mamba and Steel Force, both listed on RCDB as exactly 5,600 footsies long, although they aren't clones), but rounding it off to the closest kilometer seems excessively imprecise.

Are there any indications of a more precise length stat for the coaster out there? Although the number could be quite close to 2000 meters, it would be interesting to know how much it has been rounded off - particularly since it's very close to other coasters on the "top 10 longest coasters" list. Millennium Force, for instance, is 2010.2 meters (6595 ft.), while Fury 325 clocks in at 2012.3 meters (6602 ft.). Voyage is 1963.5 meters (6442 ft.). If Formula Rossa's length is rounded off more than a few dozen meters, it could move up or down on the list - heck, theoretically, third place is up for grabs, with Fujiyama being listed as 2044 meters long.

This is a quite obscurely difficult question to answer, though, since I guess it would either require access to the manufacturer's specifications (@roomraider, do you have the right connections?) or doing something silly like counting the number of cross ties on the coaster. But in the vain hope that someone out there has seen something, I ask the question anyway.

Oh, and finally, a small anecdote: A few years ago, someone rushed to the News section of this forum claiming that some park was getting a Formula Rossa clone. The reason was that the new coaster was listed on RCDB with a length of 6561.7 ft., which was too exactly identical to Formula Rossa to be a coincidence. Turns out that they were getting an Alpine coaster which was approximately 2 km long, and the user in question hadn't bothered to check the Metric conversions. This is why we'd rather have precise measurements.