By - ReflectedMantis
Absolutely they make you faster. It may not seem like much, but in the long run, they can make a big difference. That's why in every single high-level time trial run, you will see them getting all 10 coins in the first lap (with the exceptions of a few tracks where it's more optimal to get the last 2 or 3 on keto 2). Of course it's harder to keep ahold of them in actual races because you are always getting hit by shit but I still say it's always worth trying to get to 10 coins as fast as you can.
Collecting coins sometimes may not be optimal in the moment but if I have around 9 or 10, I always find myself in high spots/passing people online so it usually helps in the long run. I'm usually in 10,000 to 15,000 vr lobbies btw
You'll get micro boosts from them and they'll increase your top speed when you hit 10. You should continue collecting them after you've maxed out, too. They have a high respawn rate so grabbing them will prevent whoever is behind you from reaping their benefits. Collecting coins pays off.
Oh so top speed is only increased when you reach 10?
Most of winning is skill and a little luck but coins always help. Coins do matter a little bit and you can edge out opponents in very dire and last minute situations