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Watch a 150mph Honda lawnmower race up Goodwood
Few runs will be as mad as this one. Behold, Honda’s Mean Mower V2
Honda wants its record back. In 2014 – together with Top Gear – it set a Guinness World Record for the fastest ever lawn mower, clocking a top speed of 116.575mph.
Only a year later, some blokes from a Norwegian tuning firm decided that record was there for the taking. They strapped a Corvette V8 into a mower and smashed the 116.575mph run with a 134mph run. Blast.
Well, Honda is back. And this is Mean Mower V2. We’ve got the whole build story here, but in short, it’s been built by Team Dynamics (of Honda BTCC fame), and uses an SP1 Fireblade engine as its motive force.
And there’s quite a bit of force. 190bhp+, at a heady 13,000rpm. All in, Team Dynamics reckon on a dry weight of 200kg. You do the maths.
Honda’s banking on a top speed of somewhere around 150mph, which is of course, mildly terrifying. And a record-breaking speed.
Before it goes on that top speed run, Honda shipped it down to Goodwood for a little run up the hill. And if there’s one thing you need to see today, it’s the sight of a modified lawn mower hooning up a hillclimb.
Hit play. Sit back. Enjoy.