Earlier this month, Honda put the spotlight on the Mean Mower V2 after it secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest accelerating grass-cutter reaching 100mph (161km/h) from standstill in 6.29 seconds. It also recorded a top speed run of 150.99 mph (242.99 km/h).
Now, Honda has allowed CNET’s RoadShow to see what its super lawn mower is all about. The reviewer had just three minutes at his disposal to push the Mean Mower V2 to its limits. However, that was easier said than done, because it takes time to becoming accustomed to this weird creation. On top of that, it doesn’t feature a seatbelt, nor a roll cage, so if anything goes bad, well… you get the picture.
Tipping the scales at only 152.3 pounds (69.1 kg) dry, the Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 1.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, sourced from the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP. It kicks out an amazing 200 horsepower, at 13,000 rpm, which provides it with a better power-to-weight ratio than the Bugatti Chiron. It’s also quicker than some of today’s supercars, needing less than 3 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h).
So, how do these specs translate into the real world, through the hands of someone not used to driving such a vehicle – if we can call it that? That’s what the following video is for. However, we will tell you this: the grass-cutter’s acceleration makes it feel like a true supercar. For the rest of the observations, you’ll have to scroll down and check out the short video.