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Honda Mean Mower V2 sets Guinness record for 0-100 mph

A 999cc engine from Honda's CBR1000RR motorcycle launches the mower to 100 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

Honda is celebrating an interesting entry in the Guinness World Records book for the "Fastest Acceleration 0-100 mph for a Lawnmower."

Driver Jess Hawkins achieved an average acceleration time of just 6.285 seconds from two runs in opposite directions, quick enough to set a new benchmark in the motorsports niche.

The company's Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 999cc four-cylinder engine borrowed from the CBR1000RR motorcycle, providing more than 189 horsepower and a 13,000-rpm redline.

Weighing around 309 pounds, the mower has a power-to-weight ratio better than a Bugatti Chiron. During the Guinness record attempt, Hawkins pushed the mower to nearly 151 mph.

The Mean Mower V2 is essentially a purpose-built track vehicle, though it can still cut grass and has a general appearance that tries to stay close to Honda's lawn tractor lineup.

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