Nobody wants to ride on a slow roller coaster that feels as if they are riding in the car with their 90-year-old grandmother driving at the wheel. You want to ride a roller coaster that is so fast you wonder if you left your heart back at the loading platform. Here are the 14 fastest steel roller coasters that will take your breath away and leave you gasping for more thrill rides.
1. Xcelerator – 82 mph: Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, California)
It takes a prototype to create a better product. The Xcelerator was the first in the series of hydraulic catapult roller coasters as its design helped to create even faster ones such as KingdaKa and Top Thrill Dragster. Reaching a speed of 82 mph, this steel coaster launches you to great heights and steep inclines.