Top 100 "Grip Kings" - fastest cars around skidpad 2020

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.

This list is limited by available data and new vehicles will be added as new data arrives.


Rank Make and model Lateral acceleration
1. BMW M235i 1.25 g (12 m/s²)
2. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991 facelift) 1.24 g (12 m/s²)
3. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) 1.19 g (12 m/s²)
4. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
5. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
6. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (C7) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
7. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible (C7) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
8. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
9. Alfa Romeo Giulia QV 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
10. Ferrari LaFerrari 1.16 g (11 m/s²)
11. Dodge Viper ACR (Mk V) 1.15 g (11 m/s²)
12. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 1.14 g (11 m/s²)
13. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Mk VI facelift) 1.13 g (11 m/s²)
14. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Z07 Package 1.13 g (11 m/s²)
15. Porsche 918 Spyder 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
16. Porsche 911 GT3 (991) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
17. Ariel Atom 3 (300 PS) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
18. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
19. McLaren Senna (P15) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
20. Lamborghini Huracán Performante 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
21. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991 facelift) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
22. Ford GT (Mk II) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
23. Porsche 911 GT3 (991 facelift) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
24. Porsche 911 R (991) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
25. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
26. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
27. McLaren 600LT Spider 1.11 g (11 m/s²)
28. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
29. Porsche 911 GT2 (997) 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
30. Abarth 124 Spider 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
31. Lamborghini Huracán Evo 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
32. Ferrari 488 Pista 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
33. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
34. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
35. Porsche Cayman GT4 (718) 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
36. Porsche 911 Carrera S (992) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
37. Rossion Q1 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
38. McLaren 720S Spider 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
39. Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS (2017) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
40. Fiat 124 Spider 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
41. McLaren 600LT 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
42. McLaren 720S 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
43. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
44. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
45. McLaren 675LT 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
46. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
47. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (C6) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
48. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997) 1.09 g (11 m/s²)
49. Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
50. Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Convertible 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
51. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997 facelift) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
52. Nissan GT-R Nismo (R35) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
53. SRT Viper GTS 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
54. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
55. Porsche 718 Spyder 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
56. Mosler MT900S (2006) 1.08 g (11 m/s²)
57. Mosler MT900S Photon 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
58. Lexus LFA 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
59. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (Mk VI) 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
60. McLaren 650 S Spider 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
61. BMW M4 GTS 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
62. Toyota Supra (Mk V) 1.07 g (10 m/s²)
63. Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
64. Ford Mustang GT PP2 (Mk VI facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
65. Porsche 911 Carrera (991 facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
66. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS (991 facelift) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
67. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
68. McLaren MP4-12C 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
69. Honda NSX (Mk II) 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
70. Ferrari Enzo 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
71. Nissan GT-R (R35 530 PS) 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
72. Dodge Viper SRT-10 1.05 g (10 m/s²)
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Cauf40f50  2w ago

Vette zr1 did 1.24, becoming along with the gt3 rs the grip King at 4:12

 


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Activa_v6  3w ago

according to Citroëns brochure for the Xantia V6 Activa it has a lateral G of 1.2g. And stating the fact its still moose test champion since 1999 it shows it isn't a lie


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ant wha  2m ago

just hit 1.2 in the 2014 boxster. perfect road, tire and weather conditions.

ive seen a GT3 RS exceed 1.3+g on a regular basis.


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Corvette412  3m ago

The C7 corvette has a very low center of gravity (17.5"), which is the lowest measured by car and driver of any production car. Low cg coupled with wide tires for Z06/Grand Sport/ ZR1, 285/30/19 front and 335/27/20 rear, results in excellent lateral and deceleration grip. The numbers do not lie!!


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Alex  3m ago

Civic Type R, 1.04 g, if I am not mistaken


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Rajeeeeeev  3m ago

Miata with slicks would destroy lol


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benedekpuskas  3m ago

There's no AWD car in the top 10... Pretty funny :D


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Even  4m ago

Ariel atom?


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Ken  1y ago

What about the teslas? Every electric website says their the tops in cornering? I know they could drive in a straight line but all these Ev guys say they can handle like a vette?


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Enzo  1y ago

This wouldn't be weighted or something? Chevys take 5 of the Top 10. BS!


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Kern  1y ago

Radical SR8 has 2.2g of lateral force


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MrF  1y ago

The Gs registered depend a lot on the mechanical grip in a steady state, which could not be the same in a slalom or at 200kmh when the downforce is already doing is job.


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Jonny  1y ago

Nothing seems right here.


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G84  1y ago

Adam M.

You must be on crack. GM - best suspension, best components and best R&D? Get a grip. The only reason Corvettes do well on these crappy tests is the ultra-wide tyres they have fitted.


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Adam M.  2y ago

Not a surprise to see GM cars dominating the top of this list. Best suspension, best components, best R&D, best tires. No stock production car is going to catch the ZR1 any time soon, the manga-ride suspension GM has in their vehicles is the best ever put on a vehicle period. You can also look up the best braking distances ever recorded for production vechiles and see GM dominate the top of that list as well. Amazing when a $75k Camaro can top cars that cost 3-5x as much in almost every performance category.


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Jeff  2y ago

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


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Chris R  2y 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!  2y 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  3y ago

What about the Alfa Romeo SZ with 1.2 g?


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PRW  3y ago

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