Top 100 "Grip Kings" - fastest cars around skidpad 2021

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. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991 facelift) 1.24 g (12 m/s²)
2. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7) 1.19 g (12 m/s²)
3. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
4. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
5. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport (C7) 1.18 g (12 m/s²)
6. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible (C7) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
7. Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
8. Alfa Romeo Giulia QV 1.17 g (11 m/s²)
9. Ferrari LaFerrari 1.16 g (11 m/s²)
10. Dodge Viper ACR (Mk V) 1.15 g (11 m/s²)
11. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R 1.14 g (11 m/s²)
12. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Mk VI facelift) 1.13 g (11 m/s²)
13. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Z07 Package 1.13 g (11 m/s²)
14. Porsche 918 Spyder 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
15. Porsche 911 GT3 (991) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
16. Ariel Atom 3 (300 PS) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
17. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Package (Mk VI) 1.12 g (11 m/s²)
18. Lamborghini Huracán Evo 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. Porsche Cayman GT4 (718) 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
31. Abarth 124 Spider 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
32. Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
33. Ferrari 488 Pista 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
34. Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R 1.10 g (11 m/s²)
35. Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 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. Bugatti Chiron 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
68. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
69. Bugatti Chiron Sport 1.06 g (10 m/s²)
User avatar
User avatar

JESSKOEN  1w ago

THE KOENIGSEGG ONE:1 HAS 2 LG'S

 

User avatar

JESSKOEN  1w ago

THE WORLD IGNORES KOENIGSEGG TO MUCH, YET THEY COPY THEM.


User avatar

Hoppelmoppel123  1w ago @JESSKOEN

THE KOENIGSEGG DOESNT GET IT ON A SKIDPAD IT HAS TO DRIVE FASTER TO ACHIEVE THOSE FORCES


User avatar

FastestLaps  1w ago @JESSKOEN

Koenigsegg ignore themselves by blocking journalists from publishing instrumented performance tests.


User avatar

SpeedKing  1w ago @FastestLaps

Koenigsegg and Bugatti had that in common up until Bugatti allowed Car&Driver to test their Chiron late last year which was a first. Koenigsegg should do the same.


User avatar

Ray  3d ago @SpeedKing

But what if they don't praise the car enough ???????????


User avatar

Jordan Brown  1m ago

my g force redouts must be incorrect in my veloster n cause i've taken multiple turns that read over 1.2 g's and haven't even had the tires try to break free from the road yet.


User avatar

kevin  2m ago

where is my hyundai Elantra?


User avatar

Papatorr  6m ago

Where are cars #72-100?


User avatar

Carlover  7m ago

What about the Alfa Romeo Guilia AWD 2.0 4 cylinder version? I test drove it and it handled amazing. Not sure how much faster the quadrafolio is.


User avatar

Cauf40f50  9m ago

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

 


User avatar

Activa_v6  9m 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

 

User avatar

Jacob  5m ago

I recently watched a video about the Citroën Xantia Activa by the french youtube channel Vilebrequin and I was amazed when watching any of the clips showing how well the thing could handle a corner


User avatar

Art0  5m ago

Regarding that moose test. Did someone ever repeat this amazing result or.... is it fair to say that we don't know if this Xantia v6 was "upgraded" to hit 85 kmh?


User avatar

Ray  3d ago

I think most cars would do better than a moose, they are so top heavy and all ?


User avatar

ant wha  10m 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.


User avatar

Corvette412  11m 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!!


User avatar

Alex  11m ago

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


User avatar

Rajeeeeeev  11m ago

Miata with slicks would destroy lol


User avatar

benedekpuskas  11m ago

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


User avatar

Even  1y ago

Ariel atom?


User avatar

Ken  2y 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?


User avatar

Enzo  2y ago

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


User avatar

Kern  2y ago

Radical SR8 has 2.2g of lateral force


User avatar

MrF  2y 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.


User avatar

Jonny  2y ago

Nothing seems right here.


User avatar

G84  2y 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.


User avatar

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.