Japanese automobile giant Honda Motors has nabbed a Guinness World Record for owning the fastest Lawnmower. Honda’s latest recorder holder the ‘Mean Mower’ – uses the 200bhp 999cc four-cylinder engine from the company’s CBR1000RR motorcycle – officially making it the fastest Lawnmower, reaching 100mph in just 6.3 seconds.
The record was set last month at the Lausitzring in Germany, by driver Jess Hawkins with a two-way average time of 6.29 seconds. The Mean Mower V2 has reached 100mphs faster than luxury sports vehicles such as, the Audi R8, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or Ferrari Portofino and neither of them cut grass.
Honda had to ensure that the Mean Mower was capable of still mowing lawn despite its upgrade in performance. The Lawnmower has two electric motors powering carbon-fibre blades to conduct the needful.
The rules also state that the mower had to “intrinsically look like a lawnmower” to be eligible. Possibly to prevent any creativity in design, which would provide an unfair advantage. The Mean Mower therefore shares a front cowl, grass box and many body panels with Honda’s standard HF 2622 mower
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