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Honda Mean Mower smashes world speed record

Tricky second lawnmower album does 150mph and 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds. Also cuts grass

By Sam Sheehan / Monday, June 10, 2019

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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