For those of you who are fans of the Stig, you may remember his infamous “Mean Mower” episode from Top Gear’s Speed Week 2013, as he blasted around the track on a lawn mower that sounded more like an Aston Martin than a two-stroke.
As comical as it was, that mower was producing 109hp, and had a 0-60 time of four seconds, all while retaining the ability to cut the grass and corners.
That Mean Mower is back and this time, and at the IDIADA proving ground in Tarragona, Spain, it broke a Guinness World Record.
The Honda HF2620 mower, paired with a 1,000cc v-twin Honda SuperHawk engine propelled the Mean Mower to an average of 116.57mph, to take the title of World’s fastest lawnmower title.
This beast of a lawn mower, built by Honda’s British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics, was designed to showcase Honda’s spirit of innovation and motorsport heritage.
“The original brief for Mean Mower was to create the world’s fastest lawnmower – and now it officially is, by some distance!” said Kate Saxton, PR Communications Manager for Honda Motor Europe. “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.”
The Mean Mower is claimed to be able to reach a top speed of 130mph, thanks to its 70.8ft-lb of torque and power-to-weight ratio of 532hp per ton.
Now that Honda has set the Guinness World Record for fastest lawnmower, it would be nice to see a top speed run, perhaps at the Bonneville Salt Flats?