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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 s 32.1 ms−2 (3.3 g) Do-Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland
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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
December 2001 - Present
* 0 - 99.4 mph in 2 s 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 s 19.8 ms−2 (2.0 g) Fluch von Novgorod Hansa-Park
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Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
N/A
3rd 0 - 78 mph in 1.8 s 19.4 ms−2 (2.0 g) Maxx Force Six Flags Great America
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Gurnee, Illinois, USA
N/A
4th 0 - 80 mph in 1.9 s 18.8 ms−2 (1.9 g) Stealth Thorpe Park
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Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
N/A
5th 0 - 149.1 mph in 4 s 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 s 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 s 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 s 15.9 ms−2 (1.6 g) Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm
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Buena Park, California, USA
N/A
9 th 0 - 46.6 mph in 1.5 s 13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g) Atlantis Adventure Lotte World
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Jamsil-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
N/A
0 - 62.1 mph in 2 s Superman Escape Warner Bros. Movie World
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Golden Coast, Queensland, Australia
N/A
Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland
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Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
N/A
** 0 - 62.1 mph in 2 s 13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g) TMNT Shellraiser Nickelodeon Universe
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East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
N/A

Notes

Launch accelerations used here are from the RCDB.

  • Karacho reaches 62.1 mph in 1.6 s, however the starting speed is not known. From zero, this would be an acceleration of 18.5 ms−2 (1.9 g).