Mowing the lawn or backyard is a tough job, especially if you're doing it by hand. Having a lawn mower can help speed things up a notch, but if you really want to speed up grass-cutting and have some fun at the same time, Honda has the Mean Mower V2.
After making its debut last year, the Mean Mower V2 recently earned a Guinness World Record for "Fastest Acceleration 0-100 mph for a Lawn mower." We're not joking, that apparently is a thing. The Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 999cc four-cylinder engine found in the company's CBR1000RR motorcycle and produces 200 horsepower.
With that much power and not a lot of weight, Honda's high-powered lawn mower was able to go from 0 to 150 km/h (100 mph) in just 6.29 seconds with Jess Hawkins behind the wheel. To give you an idea, the Audi R8, Aston Martin DBS Superleggera gets to the same speed at a slower time. None of those also have the ability to cut grass.
Apart from setting a new Guinness World Record, Honda claims the Mean Mower V2 was able to hit a top speed of 243 km/h.
Now if you're planning to beat Honda's lawnmower record, Guinness does have a set of rules in order to be eligible for the criteria. Specifically, it requires the vehicle to 'intrinsically look like a lawnmower' and must be able to cut grass.
While the Mean Mower V2 may not look exactly like a factory standard lawnmower, Honda says it uses the front cowl, grass box and body panels from its HF 2622 lawn tractor. It then cuts grass using two batteries which power an electric motor that spins the carbon fiber blades. However, the rest is carried from the CBR1000RR and uses custom Hoosier slick tires for traction.