The Honda Mean Mower has set a new Guinness World Record to claim the title as the world's fastest lawnmower.
During an attempt at the IDIADA Proving Ground in Spain, TopGear Magazine's Piers Ward averaged a top speed of 116.57 mph (187.6 km/h) which beat the previous record of 87.83 mph (141.34 km/h) which was set in 2010.
According to Honda UK PR Communications Manager Ellie Ostinelli, “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.”
As we have previously reported, the Mean Mower is based on the Honda HF2620 and features a 1000cc VTR Firestorm motorbike engine that produces 109 bhp (81 kW) and 71 lb-ft (96 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed paddle-shift transmission which enables the mower to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and hit a top speed of roughly 130 mph (209 km/h).