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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.
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|Current record holder|
|Rank||Acceleration||Rate||Roller coaster||Amusement park||Location||Opened|
|1st||0 - 111.9 mph in 1.8 seconds||32.1 ms−2 (3.27 g)||Do-Dodonpa||Fuji-Q Highland||Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan||December 21, 2001|
|*||0 - 99.4 mph in 2 seconds||22.2 ms−2 (2.3 g)||ring°racer||Nürburgring||Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany||October 31, 2013|
|2nd||0 - 62.1 mph in 1.4 seconds||19.8 ms−2 (2.0 g)||Fluch von Novgorod||Hansa-Park||Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||April 9, 2009|
|^||35 - 70 mph in 2 seconds||17.5 ms−2 (1.8 g)||Speed - The Ride||London, Las Vegas||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||April 28, 2000|
|3rd||0 - 149.1 mph in 4 seconds||16.7 ms−2 (1.7 g)||Formula Rossa||Ferrari World Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||November 4, 2010|
|4th||0 - 128 mph in 3.5 seconds||16.3 ms−2 (1.7 g)||Kingda Ka||Six Flags Great Adventure||Jackson, New Jersey, USA||May 21, 2005|
|5th||0 - 72 mph in 2 seconds||16.1 ms−2 (1.6 g)||Storm Runner||Hersheypark||Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA||May 8, 2004|
|6th||0 - 82 mph in 2.3 seconds||15.9 ms−2 (1.6 g)||Xcelerator||Knott's Berry Farm||Buena Park, California, USA||June 22, 2002|
|7th||0 - 80 mph in 2.3 seconds||15.5 ms−2 (1.6 g)||Stealth||Thorpe Park||Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK||March 15, 2006|
|8th||0 - 47 mph in 1.5 seconds||14 ms−2 (1.4 g)||Atlantis Adventure||Lotte World||Jamsil-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea||October 26, 2003|
|9th||0 - 62.1 mph in 2 seconds||13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g)||Takabisha||Fuji-Q Highland||Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan||July 16, 2011|
Launch accelerations used here are from the RCDB.
|Roller coasters|| Tallest (Worldwide • Africa • Asia • Europe)|
|Amusement parks||Most roller coasters • Most inversions|