Top 100 "Grip Kings" - fastest cars around skidpad 2018

Skidpad is a circular track with fixed radius where cars are tested for maximum sustained lateral acceleration.

High lateral acceleration (measured in meters per second squared or Gs - 1G = 9.8 m/s²) is indicative of high cornering capability and good handling characteristics in general.

Wide, grippy tyres have big influence on skidpad results.

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Rank Make and model Lateral acceleration
1. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) 1.19 g (12 m/s²)
2. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
3. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
4. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (C7) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible (C7) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
6. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
7. Alfa Romeo Giulia QV 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
8. Ferrari LaFerrari 1.16 g (11 m/s²)
9. Dodge Viper ACR (Mk V) 1.15 g (11 m/s²)
10. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 1.14 g (11 m/s²)
11. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Z07 Package 1.13 g (11 m/s²)
12. Porsche 918 Spyder 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
13. Porsche 911 GT3 (991) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
14. Ariel Atom 3 (300 PS) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
15. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
16. Lamborghini Huracán Performante 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
17. Ford GT (Mk II) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
18. Porsche 911 GT3 (991 facelift) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
19. Porsche 911 R (991) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
20. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
21. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
22. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
23. Porsche 911 GT2 (997) 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
24. Abarth 124 Spider 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
25. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
26. McLaren 720S 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
27. Rossion Q1 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
28. Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS (2017) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
29. Fiat 124 Spider 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
30. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
31. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
32. McLaren 675LT 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
33. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
34. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport C6 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
35. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
36. Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
37. Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Convertible 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
38. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997 facelift) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
39. Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
40. SRT Viper GTS 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
41. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
42. Mosler MT900S (2006) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
43. Mosler MT900S Photon 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
44. Lexus LFA 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
45. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Mk VI) 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
46. McLaren 570S 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
47. McLaren 650 S Spider 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
48. BMW M4 GTS 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
49. McLaren 650 S 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
50. Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
51. Ford Mustang GT PP2 (Mk IV facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
52. Porsche 911 Carrera (991 facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
53. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (991 facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
54. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
55. McLaren MP4-12C 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
56. Honda NSX (Mk II) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
57. Ferrari Enzo 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
58. Nissan GT-R (R35 530 PS) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
59. Dodge Viper SRT-10 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
60. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
61. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
62. Noble M400 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
63. Porsche Boxster GTS (981) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
64. BMW 530d xDrive (G30) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
65. Porsche 911 Carrera S (991 facelift) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
66. Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
67. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (991 facelift) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
68. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991 facelift) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
69. Audi TT RS Coupe (8S) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
70. Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
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Jeff  2m ago

the article said top 100 grip kings on skidpad , I only see 70 , Where’s the rest ?


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Chris R  3m ago

Notice the top 4 cars all have runflat tires.

It's not well nown but that's because the runflat technology actually IMPROVES grip. For some reason only GM takes advantage of it.

You might think it would make grip worse but it's actually the opposite. Check out the description in this link: https://m.tirerack.com/tires/description.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Pilot+Sport+Cup+2+ZP


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Mr Yes!  3m ago

If the test is made with fixed radius some cars would perform better than other even if they're not better because the distance between F and Rear axles would make a difference in which is the best speed to achieve the maximum lateral grip. A car like the 4C would have better grip in medium speed corners on the other hand a Ferrari 488 would have better lateral grip in high speed corners. Shord wheelbase perform better in smaller speeds and long wheelbase perform better in high speed. So the entire list is irrelevant. Some cars on the end of the list might be capable of pulling greater lateral grip if the test is made in a greater radius circle.


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Wacitu  11m ago

What about the Alfa Romeo SZ with 1.2 g?


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PRW  1y ago

if the Fiat 124 is so high up - where's the Mazda Miata?


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Pearl  1y ago

Citroen Xantia Activa was famous for his 1.2 G's but not in list.


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2017mustang  1y ago

Confirmed. I just did 1.04 lateral g in 2017 mustang gt with stock suspension.


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tyler  2y ago

The Mclaren p1 Lat g was not tested


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Bob29  2y ago

where is the McLaren p1 in this list???