Honda’s Mean Mower is officially really fast
Honda’s Mean Mower is an interesting creation. For one, it has fat, racy rubber to help deploy the 150kW produced by the inline-four Fireblade engine that is stuffed in the nose. It also retains its grass-chopping blades and the catch-bag, meaning it can still mow your lawn.
It’s also the Guinness World Record holder for the “Fastest Acceleration 0-100 mph for a Lawnmower,” which is indeed a real record. The Mean Mower cracked 100mph (160km/h) in an average of 6.285 seconds over two runs with British stunt driver, Jessica Hawkins, at the helm. It clocked 60mph (96km/h) in 3.08 seconds on its second sprint.
The ‘fastest lawnmower’ title was originally held by the first-gen Mean Mower back in 2014, with a top speed of 116mph (186km/h) but was dethroned in 2015 by a Norwegian-built ride-on that was clocked at 133mph (214km/h).
This new version will evidently top out at 150mph (241km/h), while Honda’s commercial lawnmowers hit their limiter at a mere 4mph (6km/h).