Honda has set a new world record, but it might not be for what you think.
The Honda Mean Mower, boasting 109 hp has officially broken the Guinness World Record for Fastest Lawnmower, averaging a speed of 116.57 mph, shattering the previous record by almost 30 mph. To qualify for the record, the Honda Mean Mower needed to cut grass and had to look like a lawnmower, both of which it did successfully.
The Mean Mower was designed and built by Honda UK’s British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics. It was re-engineered from the ground-up with a Honda HF2620 Lawn Tractor with an all-new fabricated chassis and a 1,000-cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm. It features a custom paddle-shift six-speed gear system, Cobra sports seat, a Scorpion exhaust system and a steering rack taken from a Morris Minor.
“The original brief for Mean Mower was to create the world’s fastest lawnmower – and now it officially is, by some distance! We are all delighted to hold a Guinness World Records title and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved in what has been a challenging yet incredibly exciting project,” said Ellie Ostinelli, PR Communications Manager for Honda UK.
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