Yes, you read that right. Four years after Honda set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest lawnmower, having driven it up to an incredible speed of 187 km/h, they’re at it again. This time, it’s faster, louder and meaner.
The build of the Mean Mower as it is called, will once again be the task of Honda’s BTCC partner, Team Dynamics, the same team that built the record-breaking lawn mower back in 2014. Previously driven by a writer from Top Gear, this time it will be the dazzling Jessica Hawkins at the helm, an up-and-coming race car driver.
With a new driver in the hot seat, the Mean Mower will also receive a new powerplant – a 1,000cc engine plucked out from a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade producing 189 hp, in replacement of the previous engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm.
Not much has been revealed about the specifications of this new mower, but the previous record-breaking unit came with a six-speed paddle shift transmission, a custom-made Cobra sports seat, a Scorpion exhaust system and a steering rack from a Morris Minor. Here’s a look at the previous attempt:
With 0 to 100 km/h taking just four seconds in the previous model, it was also fitted with ATV wheels along with super soft compound tyres for optimum traction on the tarmac.