Honda UK have set a new Guinness World Record by accelerating from 0-100mph in 6.29 seconds with their Mean Mower V2.
The world’s fastest lawn mower set the time at the Dekra Lausitzring, near Dresden, Germany, on May 6, 2019 driven by experienced stunt driver, kart and car racer, Jess Hawkins.
On a longer run, the mower managed to hit an astonishing top speed of 150.99mph, much faster than the 116.87mph managed by the first version.
The mower is powered by the 999cc, 190bhp engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, revving to 13,000rpm, and has a custom made T45 steel frame and a power-to-weight-ratio of 1000bhp per tonne. We're promised 90mph in first gear.
It also uses several other parts from the Fireblade, including clutch, ECU, six-speed transmission and LCD display. A quickshift gearchange is operated via carbon paddles on the steering wheel.
Four-piston calipers at the front are supplemented by six-pots at the rear, with the entire braking set-up supplied by Kelgate. The quadbike wheels come from Goldspeed, are 10 inches in diameter and anodised gold, and wrapped in special-order Hoosier racing rubber.
Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director, Honda (UK), comments: "The original Mean Mower was an incredible machine; but this time we’ve taken it to a whole new level with version two.
"After taking the top speed record in 2014, we wanted to do something a little different by setting an all-new record for acceleration, and the result is fantastic. Team Dynamics have gone above and beyond in developing and building this real feat of engineering, and hats off to Jess for being brave enough to get behind the wheel!"
In order to qualify for the record, the machine had to prove that it was still able to do what it was designed for - cut grass. To achieve this, two electric motors drive special carbon fibre blades on the Mean Mower, so you could technically use it to cut your lawn.Mean Mower V2 specs
Honda Fireblade SP in-line four cylinder (stock)
189+ bhp @ 13,000rpm
Sub 3 seconds
116nm @ 11,000rpm
Honda HF2622 Lawn Tractor
T45 steel (custom-made)
Wheels & Tyres
Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 8”
Hoosier R25B Slick
Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 6”
Hoosier R25B Slick
1.4 Bar cold / 2.0 Bar hot
2 x 6” composite plastic
Front – Kelgate 4-piston callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons
Rear - Kelgate 6 piston-callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons
Kelgate steering rack with bespoke Sparco steering wheel
6-speed with steering wheel mounted magnetic carbon paddles & TransLogic PSR power shifter
Scorpion custom headers, exhaust & silencer in titanium
Honda Fireblade SP
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