Dresden, Germany – Would you really mind mowing if your mower was faster than a supercar? We certainly did not.
Faster than a supercar? Yes, Honda's second-generation mower has just established a Guinness World Record for the world's fastest accelerator lawn mower, with speed from zero to 100 km / h in just 6.29 seconds. This is faster than a Golf GTI reaches 100km / h.
The Mower Mean V2, which is technically a prototype, is based on the legacy of its predecessor, which in 2014 became the world's fastest grass cutter (top speed) reaching 188 km / h.
The latest mower is powered by the same 999cc engine that powers the CBR1000RR Fireblade superbike. With a maximum power of 141kW at 13,000rpm and a weight of 140kg, the Mean Mower V2 has a better power / weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron, Honda says.
Yes, thanks to minor revisions on the cutting deck to house the chain that drives the rear tires, and two batteries needed to feed electric motors to the carbon fiber cutting blades, can actually decimate the lawn – and he had to demonstrate his ability to do so in order to qualify for the race registration acceleration.
The race took place at Dekra Lausitzring, near Dresden, Germany, with racing driver and stuntman Jess Hawkins in charge.
The Medium Cutter is the result of a collaboration between Honda and its partner of British Touring Car Team Dynamics, and was created using various advanced materials and some of its parts were printed in 3D.