Honda Mean Mower V2 sets Guinness record for 0-100 miles per hour

Marco Green
June 11, 2019

That makes Mean Mower V2 faster to 100mph than an Audi R8, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera or Ferrari Portofino.

Honda's Mean Mower V2 might have wrestled back the title of world's fastest lawnmower for the Japanese factory, with a 150.99-mph (243-km/h) top speed, a power-to-weight ratio better than a Bugatti Chiron and the fastest 0-100 miles per hour time in history for a lawn care vehicle.

Lest you think that it can't possibly still cut grass, Honda would like to assure you that it does.

Honda claims Mean Mower V2 hit 150.99mph at the Lausitzring in the course of setting its 0-100mph record.

Yes, thanks to slight revisions to the cutter deck to house the chain driving the rear tyres, and two batteries required to power electric motors for the carbon fibre mowing blades, it actually can decimate lawn - and it had to demonstrate its ability to do so, in order to qualify for the record acceleration run.

For V2, Honda and its British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics, employed computer aided design, bespoke parts, advanced materials and 3D printing.

Driven by stunt driver, kart and auto racer Jess Hawkins, the Honda lawnmower had to prove its acceleration over two runs in opposite directions, with their average time taken for the final judgement.

The company's Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 999cc four-cylinder engine borrowed from the CBR1000RR motorcycle, providing more than 189 horsepower and a 13,000-rpm redline.

So how did this little lawnmower end up with a better power-to-weight ratio than the Bugatti Chiron?

Mean Mower engine comes from a Fireblade motorcycle.

The official acceleration figure was measured using a VBox on-board recording device, which was fitted, set-up and verified by independent and accredited timers, Timing Solutions Limited.

Jess Hawkins (stunt driver and racer) piloted the machine to the record time, and she also managed to hit a top speed of 150.99 miles per hour.

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