Dresden, Germany - Would you really mind having to mow the lawn if your lawnmower was faster than a supercar? We certainly wouldn’t.
Faster than a supercar? Yes, Honda’s second-generation Mean Mower has just set a Guiness World Record for the world’s fastest-accelerating lawnmower, blasting from zero to 100mph (160km/h) in just 6.29 seconds. That’s quicker than a Golf GTI gets to 100km/h.
The Mean Mower V2, which is technically a prototype, builds on the legacy of its predecessor, which in 2014 became the world’s fastest lawnmower (top-speed-wise) by reaching 188km/h.
The latest Mean Mower is powered by the same 999cc engine that powers the CBR1000RR Fireblade superbike. With a maximum output of 141kW at 13 000rpm, and a kerb weight of just 140kg, the Mean Mower V2 has a better power to weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron, Honda tells us.
But can it actually cut grass?