One of the world’s fastest roller coasters, the Ring Racer located at the Nurburgring Motorsports Complex in Germany shut down in 2014. The formula one-themed coaster had a maximum speed of 135 miles per hour which it reached in just 2.5 seconds.
Riddled with problems, it was to open in 2009 but was delayed until 2013 and then shut down within a year. Still, the Ring Racer is still listed on some sites as one of the fastest roller coasters. So, one champ bows out while another takes his place. Here we present, up to this point, the current list of 13 fastest roller coasters in the world.