Honda Mean Mower Named World's Fastest Lawnmower
Imagine how fast you would be able to spruce up the garden by zipping around in a lawnmower at 116 mph. Apparently this was the idea behind Honda's Mean Mower, which now holds the Guinness World Record for being the world's fastest lawnmower. Piers Ward of BBC TopGear drove the Mean Mower on the IDIADA proving grounds in Tarragona, Spain. In order to set the record, the mower had to make two separate runs within an hour of each other. Guinness took the average of both runs, recording 116.57 mph. This score managed to break the previous record of 87.83 mph set back in May 2010. The Honda Mean Mower was designed and built in the U.K. by Honda's British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics. It features a 1.0-liter engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm motorbike as well as a unique suspension and wheels from an all-terrain vehicle. While the vehicle is impressively fast, all of its power isn't really for mowing grass. The vehicle can only cut grass at 15 mph thanks to two electric motors on the cutter deck. To really get a feel for how powerful this lawnmower can be, take a look at the video from Honda. Source: Honda
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