Fastest launch accelerations

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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
Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
December 2001 - Present
* 0 - 99.4 mph in 2 s 22.2 ms−2 (2.3 g) ring°racer Nürburgring
Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
2nd 0 - 80 mph in 1.9 s --. ms−2 (1.9 g) Stealth Thorpe Park
Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
3rd 0 - 78 mph in 1.8 s 19.4 ms−2 (1.9 g) Maxx Force Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, Illinois, USA
4th 0 - 149.1 mph in 4 s 16.7 ms−2 (1.7 g) Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5th 0 - 128 mph in 3.5 s 16.3 ms−2 (1.7 g) Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey, USA
6th 0 - 72 mph in 2 s 16.1 ms−2 (1.6 g) Storm Runner Hersheypark
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
7th 0 - 82 mph in 2.3 s 15.9 ms−2 (1.6 g) Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park, California, USA
** 0 - 80.3 mph in 2.3 s 15.6 ms−2 (1.6 g) unknown Golden City
Venyovsky, Tula, Russia
8th unk - 62.1 mph in 1.4 s 14.4 ms−2 (1.5~ g) Fluch von Novgorod Hansa-Park
Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
9 th 0 - 46.6 mph in 1.5 s 13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g) Atlantis Adventure Lotte World
Jamsil-Dong, Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea
0 - 62.1 mph in 2 s Superman Escape Warner Bros. Movie World
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Takabisha Fuji-Q Highland
Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan
TMNT Shellraiser Nickelodeon Universe
East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA


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).
  • The same holds for Fluch von Novgorod which should not have the 2nd place on this list. I am not a regular editor of wikipages and I do not want to mess up the tabular, so if someone like a mod or admin sees this feel free to adjust it in the tabular. (btw I don't think any LSM will beat the likes of Stealth and KK for the coming decade or two).