Honda’s Mean Mower has re-entered the record books after setting a brand new Guinness World Records title for the ‘Fastest Acceleration 0-100 mph for a Lawnmower’.
Driven by experienced stunt driver, kart and car racer Jess Hawkins, the lawnmover averaged 0-100 mph in just 6.29 seconds at the Dekra Lausitzring, near Dresden.
Unveiled in 2018, Mean Mower V2 set out to build on the incredible success of the original Mean Mower, which became the world’s fastest lawnmower in 2014 when it hit 116.87mph.
This time Honda and its British Touring Car Championship partner, Team Dynamics, took the development to a whole new level, using computer aided design, bespoke parts, advanced materials and even 3D printing.
At the heart of Mean Mower V2 lies its engine. This time a 999cc four-cylinder unit taken from Honda’s high-performing CBR1000RR Fireblade SP motorcycle – producing 200bhp at 13,000rpm.
It packs almost double the power of the original Mean Mower, with a super-light frame and engine dry weight of just 69.1kg, which overall results in a power-to-weight ratio in excess of that of a Bugatti Chiron.
The team also took the opportunity while at the Lausiztring to put Mean Mower V2 through its paces on a longer run to see what it is really capable of, recording a top speed of 150.99mph.
Mean Mower V2 – Vital Statistics
|Engine||Honda Fireblade SP in-line four cylinder (stock)|
|Power||189+ bhp @ 13,000rpm|
|0-60||Sub 3 seconds|
|PTW ratio||1000bhp/tonne (est.)|
|Torque||116nm @ 11,000rpm|
|Body||Honda HF2622 Lawn Tractor|
|Chassis||T45 steel (custom-made)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Rear||Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 8”|
Hoosier R25B Slick
|Front||Goldspeed DWT Red Label 10” x 6”|
Hoosier R25B Slick
|Pressure||1.4 Bar cold / 2.0 Bar hot|
|Cutter deck||Original HF2622|
|Blades||2 x 6” composite plastic|
|Brakes||Front – Kelgate 4-piston callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons|
Rear – Kelgate 6 piston-callipers with drilled titanium coated pistons
|Steering||Kelgate steering rack with bespoke Sparco steering wheel|
|Gears||6-speed with steering wheel mounted magnetic carbon paddles & TransLogic PSR power shifter|
|Exhaust system||Scorpion custom headers, exhaust & silencer in titanium|
|Instrumentation||Honda Fireblade SP|