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by May 25, 2020 Sports

Top Thrill Dragster Do you need speed? Want to test your mettle against the world’s fastest metal giants? The 10 fastest roller coasters in the world are all made of steel (there are currently no woodies to break the list, but you can check out the fastest wooden roller coasters). Record breakers come in a variety of designs, and use a variety of launch systems to catapult your trips to the top of the list. Hold on tight. Seven of the fastest roller coasters reach or exceed 100 mph.

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Formula Rossa: 149.1 mph

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines! The fastest roller coaster on the planet reaches a staggering top speed of 149.1 mph (240 km / h). That, rollercoaster fans, is fast. The Rossa formula accelerates from 0 to 100 km (62 miles) in 2 seconds, raises 52 m (171 ft), and generates 1.7 Gs.

The ride begins inside the indoor theme park, accelerates through the dome, travels outside the park, and returns to the charging station inside the building. The train cars look like flashy red Formula One Ferrari (and they travel so fast). It is so intense that passengers are sent glasses to protect their eyes from the desert sand.

Ferrari World on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates
Hydraulic roller coaster manufactured by Intamin AG of Switzerland

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Kingda Ka: 128 mph

Kingda Ka is the fastest roller coaster in the United States. It was the fastest roller coaster in the world for a few years until Formula Rossa overshadowed it. (At 456 feet, however, Kingda Ka is still the highest roller coaster in the world.) To reach its breakneck speed in seconds, the Six Flags ride uses a hydraulic launch system. If walking fast is what you long for, Kingda Ka complies.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
Hydraulic launch coaster

Top Emotion Dragster: 120 mph

At 120 mph, Top Thrill Dragster has a race car-friendly theme. Not only does it hit nerve speeds, but its hydraulic launch system also catapults passengers from 0 to Holy Moly in no time. Top Thrill Dragster is essentially similar (albeit a bit slower and smaller) than Kingda Ka, but it is generally smoother than traveling in New Jersey.

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Hydraulic launch coaster

Red Force: 112 mph (tie)

Launched in 2017 as part of Ferrari Land (within PortAventura), Red Force uses magnetic motors to launch its trains at 112 mph toward a top hat tower that looks like Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka. It is the fastest (and highest) roller coaster in Europe.

PortAventura Park, Salou, Tarragona, Spain
Magnetic induction roller coaster

Dodonpa: 112 mph (tie)

Using a compressed air launch, Dodonpa goes from 0 to 112 mph in just under two seconds. The Fuji-Q Highland roller coaster runs up and down a 170-foot 90-degree top hat tower. The entire trip is logged in 55 seconds. (Because they go so fast, most of the roller coasters on this list are fairly short in duration.)

Fuji-Q Highland, Yamanashi, Japan
F1 Thrust Air Coasters

Superman: Krypton Escape: 100 mph (tie)

Superman: Escape from Krypton has an incredible tower that is 415 feet tall. It has the distinction of being the first roller coaster to reach 100 mph. When it debuted in 1997 (as Superman: The Escape), it was the highest and fastest mountain in the world. However, it often fell below its theoretical maximum speed of 100 mph when it was running. The prototypical walk was often broken. In 2011, Six Flags made Superman new cars, and he’s running higher and presumably faster. It also doesn’t have that much downtime.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
Magnetic induction roller coaster

Tower of Terror II: 100 mph (tie)

Using magnetic motors like the Superman-like ride on Six Flags Magic Mountain, Tower of Terror (which has nothing to do with Disney’s Fall Tower ride) launches in a straight line, rising up a shaped track. L stops at the top and retraces its route backward reaching 100 mph in both directions.

Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
Magnetic induction roller coaster

Steel Dragon 2000: 95 mph (tie)

Unlike the attractions that preceded it on the world’s fastest roller coaster list, Steel Dragon 2000 uses a traditional elevation hill (which climbs 318 feet). It takes a long time to climb that hill, but the payoff is a 95mph melting speed.

Nagashima Spa Land, Nagashima, Japan
Out and behind the roller coaster

Fury 325: 95 mph (tie)

In its debut in 2015, Fury 325 claimed to be the tallest “Giga-Coaster” in the world (at a height of 325 feet). Like Steel Dragon 2000, Fury 325 uses a traditional hill lift to climb its massive hill lift.

Carowinds, Charlotte, North Carolina
Outside and behind Giga-Coaster

Millennium Force: 93 mph

Cedar Point loves fast roller coasters. In fact, it has two listed on the world’s fastest thrill machines. Reaching a (literally) dizzying 93 mph, the journey is so intense that some passengers may experience moments of “dimming” of panic while on board. Interestingly, after its terrifying first drop and crazy speeds, Millennium Force may be a somewhat lackluster ride experience.

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Outside and behind Giga-Coaster

Leviathan: 92 mph

Canada’s fastest roller coaster, Leviathan is the first Giga roller coaster from Bolliger and Mabillard, makers of super smooth and stylish roller coasters. Given B&M’s ‘track’ track record, it’s no surprise that Leviathan is smooth enough, despite his wild speed.

Canada’s Wonderland, Maple, Ontario, just outside Toronto
Outside and behind Giga-Coaster

Intimidator 305: 90 mph

Like “Giga-Coaster,” the Intimidator 305 is all about wild height, intense G-forces, and of course crazy speed. Forget about investments or artistic characteristics. Think incredibly fast. Note that shortly after the journey began in 2010, Kings Dominion added adjustment brakes that reduced its original speed to 94 mph. In 2011 King Dominion modified the ride and removed the adjustment brakes. That put him back in the speed ranking but at 90 mph a little slower.

Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia
Outside and behind Giga-Coaster

Hyperion: 88 mph

The mega-fast roller coaster climbs 262 feet, falls to 84 furry degrees, and reaches a powerful 88 mph. It is the second-fastest roller coaster in Europe.

Energylandia, Zator, Malopolskie, Poland
Mega roller coaster

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