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Lawnmower Sets Guinness World Record For Fastest Acceleration To 160km/h

Lawnmower Sets Guinness World Record For Fastest Acceleration To 160km/h

Some people absolutely love cranking out their lawnmower to cut their grass. Whether it's one you push, a non-motorised one or even if it's a humble whipper snipper, cutting grass can actually be a really relaxing and cathartic experience.

But some people like to do things quickly.

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That's why they might want the Honda Mean Mower, which has previously claimed the record for being the fastest on the planet.

But the company has just set a new record for being the quickest mower to clock 100mph/160km/h.

Why the hell you'd need a mower to get anywhere near those speeds is beyond us but it sure would be interesting to cut your grass faster than you're allowed to drive on most roads.

During the test run, the Mean Mower was able to reach 100mph in 6.285 seconds and on a second test it got down to 6.12 second.

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Impressively, this mower can go faster than 100mph. Much faster.

According to news.com.au, the Honda vehicle (is that what we're calling this beast?) was able to easily reach 150.9mph/243km/h during the Guinness World Record attempt just 'to see what it is really capable of'.

Honda claims the mower has a better power to weight ratio than a Bugatti Chiron - which can casually clock speeds of up to 400km/h.

Credit: Honda
Credit: Honda

The Mean Mower boasts a 999cc V2 engine from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP sports bike. Its 'dry weight' is just 69.1 kilograms versus the Chiron's 1,996kgs.

Honda upgraded the machine after clocking the record for the fastest mower in 2014, essentially just upping the ante on everything.

Honda UK Managing Director Dave Hodgetts said: "The original Mean Mower was a great challenge for us and the result was an amazing machine.

"This time we have moved the game on considerably to build an incredible piece of real engineering, using advanced design and production techniques and calling upon some very clever thinking to bring the performance and power but still retain the look of the production mower."

Credit: Honda
Credit: Honda

When you read Honda's press release it's easy to forget that you're reading specs for a mower rather than an actual car or bike.

"The Fireblade DNA continues with the carry-over of several other parts including clutch, ECU, six-speed drive train and full colour LCD display," the release reads.

"The programmable quick shift gear system promises precise and responsive shift through carbon paddles on the steering wheel - with the team estimating that this new machine could reach 90mph in first gear."

So if you're needing to cut your grass quickly, look no further.

Featured Image Credit: Honda

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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