Top Trim Level: Honda’s lawnmower goes faster than some supercars
Honda may primarily be a vehicle manufacturer, but it does not prevent it from also being a passionate designer of household appliances. To nail the ‘passionate’ part: piloted by British racing and stunt driver Jessica Hawkins, Honda’s Mean Mower V2 just set a Guinness World Record as the fastest lawnmower to have sprinted from nothing to 161 kilometers per hour (100 mph).
The jury has recorded the mean sprint time of 6.28 seconds, which is better than many supercars can do, notably including the Ferrari Portofino, the Audi R8, and even Aston Martin’s formidable Superleggera.
The race took place on a EuroSpeedway Lausitz track near Dresden, Germany. The lawnmower was equipped with the same 0.99-liter engine as the Honda Fireblade SP superbike for the race, which meant it was sending around 190 horsepower (142 kilowatts) to the wheels.
By the way, Honda’s future plans include taking its badass grass-cutter past 240 km/h (150 mph).
Reporter Artem Sukhanov