Top Gear: Honda Unveils 150 MPH Riding Lawn Mower
Mowing equipment on a golf course. Photo: DiMaggio/Kalish (Getty)
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a 999cc motorcycle engine and placed it inside a riding lawnmower? Ponder no longer, as the good folks at Honda UK decided to do exactly that. The end result is a lawnmower that can reportedly reach top speeds of 150 m.p.h.
This isn’t the first time Honda created a violently over-powered, fully functional grass cutting machine. They released the original “Mean Mower” back in 2014, which at the time drove a record-breaking 130 m.p.h.
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However, the Norwegian Speed Factory Team recently overtook Honda’s previous record by stuffing a GM LS V-8 inside a Viking T6 lawn mower. That’s why Honda UK has decided to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest lawnmower.
The “Mean Mower V2” comes equipped with a steel custom-made chassis and weighs over 300 pounds. It’s coupled with Hoosier R25B racing slick tires, Kelgate brakes, four-piston calipers in the front and six in back. In addition, this mower comes equipped with titanium Scorpion headers and exhaust, along with carbon-fiber cutting blades as a finishing touch.
With 189 horsepower and 85 pound-feet of torque, Honda says their newest innovation can go from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in less than three seconds. That should leave both gearheads and Sunday gardeners in awe.