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Fastest launch acceleration

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This article ranks the roller coasters with the fastest launch acceleration. Provided are the launch speed and the time taken to reach it. From this, the acceleration can be worked out in ms−2 using the mathematical formula:

Acceleration = change in speed / time taken

The measurements have also been converted to g, which is essentially how many times the greater the force is than gravity.

Please note that the times listed here may not be completely accurate.

Key Meaning
^ Currently in storage
* Currently standing but not operating (SBNO)
** Currently under construction
Current record holder
Rank Acceleration Rate Roller coaster Amusement park Location Record holder
1st 0 - 111.9 mph in 1.56 seconds 32.1 ms−2 (3.27 g) Do-Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland
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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
December 2001 - Present
* 0 - 99.4 mph in 2 seconds 22.2 ms−2 (2.3 g) ring°racer Nürburgring
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Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
N/A
2nd 0 - 62.1 mph in 1.4 seconds 19.8 ms−2 (2.0 g) Fluch von Novgorod Hansa-Park
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Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
N/A
3rd 0 - 80 mph in 1.9 seconds 18.8 ms−2 (1.9 g) Stealth Thorpe Park
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Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
N/A
4th 0 - 62.1 mph in 1.6 seconds 18.5 ms−2 (1.9 g) Karacho Erlebnispark Tripsdrill
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Cleebronn, Baden Württemberg, Germany
N/A
^ 35 mph - 70 mph in 2 seconds 17.5 ms−2 (1.8 g) unknown London, Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
N/A
** 0 - 78 mph in 2 seconds 17.4 ms−2 (1.78 g) Maxx Force Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
N/A
5th 0 - 149.1 mph in 4 seconds 16.7 ms−2 (1.7 g) Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
N/A
6th 0 - 128 mph in 3.5 seconds 16.3 ms−2 (1.7 g) Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
N/A
7th 0 - 72 mph in 2 seconds 16.1 ms−2 (1.6 g) Storm Runner Hersheypark
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Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
N/A
8th 0 - 82 mph in 2.3 seconds 15.9 ms−2 (1.6 g) Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm
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Buena Park, California, USA
N/A
9th 0 - 47 mph in 1.5 seconds 14 ms−2 (1.4 g) Atlantis Adventure Lotte World
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Jamsil-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
N/A
10th 0 - 62.1 mph in 2 seconds 13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g) Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland
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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
N/A

Notes[edit | edit source]

Launch accelerations used here are from the RCDB.