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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. Did you know that the Banana King's first vehicle ride was on a roller coaster?
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|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||Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan||December 2001 - Present|
|*||0 - 99.4 mph in 2 seconds||22.2 ms−2 (2.3 g)||ring°racer||Nürburgring||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||Sierksdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany||N/A|
|3rd||0 - 80 mph in 1.9 seconds||18.8 ms−2 (1.9 g)||Stealth||Thorpe Park||Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK||N/A|
|**||0 - 78 mph in 2 seconds||17.4 ms−2 (1.78 g)||Maxx Force||Six Flags Great America||Gurnee, Illinois, USA||N/A|
|4th||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||N/A|
|5th||0 - 128 mph in 3.5 seconds||16.3 ms−2 (1.7 g)||Kingda Ka||Six Flags Great Adventure||Jackson, New Jersey, USA||N/A|
|6th||0 - 72 mph in 2 seconds||16.1 ms−2 (1.6 g)||Storm Runner||Hersheypark||Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA||N/A|
|7th||0 - 82 mph in 2.3 seconds||15.9 ms−2 (1.6 g)||Xcelerator||Knott's Berry Farm||Buena Park, California, USA||N/A|
|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||N/A|
|9th||0 - 62.1 mph in 2 seconds||13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g)||Takabisha||Fuji-Q Highland||Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan||N/A|
|**||0 - 62.1 mph in 2 seconds||13.9 ms−2 (1.4 g)||TMNT Shellraiser||Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park||East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA||N/A|
Notes[edit | edit source]
Other mentions: Superman Escape (Movie World, Queensland, Australia 2018/2019) 0 - 62.14mph in 2 seconds
Launch accelerations used here are from the RCDB.
- Karacho reaches 62.1 mph in 1.6 seconds, however the starting speed is not known. From zero, this would be an acceleration of 18.5 ms−2 (1.9 g).
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