Honda Mean Mower smashes world speed record


Honda has set an all-new Guinness World Record with its Mean Mower V2 by setting a 0-100mph time of 6.29 seconds. Driven by W Series and Fast and Furious Live stunt driver Jess Hawkins, the working lawnmower proved itself quicker to a ton than the outgoing Porsche 911 Turbo S. Hawkins then kept her foot in to reach a top speed of 150.99mph, smashing Mean Mower V1’s 116.87mph record for good measure.

Guinness World Record rules dictate that the Mean Mower must remain capable of cutting grass and sort of look like a mower, although underneath, the V2 is a purebred drag racing machine. It uses the 200hp 999cc engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP motorcycle and a chassis setup developed in conjunction with Honda-backed BTCC outfit Team Dynamics, with a Chiron-beating power-to-weight ratio of 1429hp/tonne.

That makes the machine’s record all but inevitable then - but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts – all the way up to that bonkers top speed. Rather her than us…



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  • Turbobanana 6 days ago

    PH said:
    That makes the machine’s record all but inevitable then - but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts – all the way up to that bonkers top speed. Rather her than us…
    I think if anything did go wrong, I'd rather be thrown out and take my chances than be strapped in.

    Good effort! (In a gloriously pointless way).

    Edited by Turbobanana on Monday 10th June 12:42


    Edited by Turbobanana on Monday 10th June 12:42

  • Cylon2007 6 days ago

    Love it , good effort smile

  • phil4 6 days ago

    "but let’s not forget all that ferocity is wrapped in the not-particularly-protective bodywork of an HF 2622 grass cutter and Hawkins sits in a kart seat without belts".

    Because that's a whole lot different to the motorbike from which the engine came from?

  • NITO 6 days ago

    It's the most exciting model to come from Honda in the last two decades smile ...oh wait, it's not available from dealers! frown

  • Greg the Fish 6 days ago

    I missed out on a substantial cash prize in a pub quiz about these.

    Answer had to be exact. Was just after the previous record had been set.

    All other teams were around 40-60mph figures.

    I went in with 113 (my fellow team members thought I was nuts)

    Missed by 3 mph

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