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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 Opened
1st 0 - 106.9 mph in 1.8 seconds 26.5 ms−2 (2.7G) Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland
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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
December 21, 2001
* 0 - 99.4 mph in 2 seconds 22.2 ms−2 (2.3G) ring°racer Nürburgring
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Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
October 31, 2013
2nd 0 - 62.1 mph in 1.4 seconds 19.8 ms−2 (2.0G) Fluch Von Novgorod Hansa Park
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Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
April 9, 2009
3rd 0 - 80 mph in 1.9 seconds 18.8 ms−2 (1.9G) Stealth Thorpe Park
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Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
March 15, 2006
^ 35 - 70 mph in 2 seconds 17.5 ms−2 (1.8G) Speed - The Ride Akita Plaza
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
April 28, 2000
4th 0 - 149.1 mph in 4 seconds 16.7 ms−2 (1.7G) Formula Rossa Ferrari World
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
November 4, 2010
5th 0 - 128 mph in 3.5 seconds 16.3 ms−2 (1.7G) Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
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Jackson, New Jersey, USA
May 21, 2005
6th 0 - 72 mph in 2 seconds 16.1 ms−2 (1.6G) Storm Runner Hersheypark
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Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
May 8, 2004
7th 0 - 82 mph in 2.3 seconds 15.9 ms−2 (1.6G) Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm
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Buena Park, California, USA
June 22, 2002
8th 0 - 80.3 mph in 2.3 seconds 15.6 ms−2 (1.6G) Zaturn Space World
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Yahata Higashi, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
April 29, 2004
9th 0 - 47 mph in 1.5 seconds Atlantis Adventure Lotte World
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Jamsil-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
14 ms−2

Notes[edit]

Launch accelerations used here are from the RCDB.