Honda Mean Mower Out-Performs Powerful Road Cars
Yes, seriously. Honda has created the world's fastest lawnmower (probably). This is most likely because the engineers were fed-up of replacing brake pads on knackered hatchbacks. This mighty mower can therefore hit one-hundred and thirty-three miles per-hour which is faster than the Fiat 500 Abarth 595 Competizione MTA. That, of course, is one of the most potent city cars on the market. Honda's creation also charges from zero to sixty miles per-hour in four seconds which eclipses the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – and that thing cannot even cut grass. Project Mean Mower – as the initiative is known - is a collaboration between the motor manufacturer and Team Dynamics, its partner in the British Touring Car Championship. The mission was to create a super-fast mower that retained a normal look and cuts grass. Good thing too, considering the size of the lawn at the manufacturer’s headquarters. Furthermore this beast – which has a staggering roar of one-hundred and thirty decibels – has been put through its paces by British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden. He is a clearly capable man, but it might have been better to choose someone with gardening experience such as Alan Titchmarsh.
Honda Representative Discusses Mean Mower
Honda Corporate Affairs Manager, Kate Saxton, said: Honda is a great believer in collaboration, pushing boundaries, and creating extraordinary pieces of engineering. This project provided the perfect opportunity to not only highlight the breadth of our product offering but to also promote our sporty heritage and support our reputation as an innovative company. Above all else, we love a challenge.”
Honda Mean Mower Construction
The Mean Mower – which is based on the Honda FT2620 Lawn Tractor – has a one-thousand cubic-centimetre engine from the Honda VTR Firestorm motorcycle. It therefore produces one-hundred and nine horsepower which is a power to weight ratio of more than five-hundred per-tonne. No wonder this one-hundred and forty kilogramme beast has suspension from an all-terrain vehicle. Its grass cutting bag is also special as it houses the fuel tank, a high-capacity oil cooler, and a secondary water cooling radiator. These complement the fibre glass cutting deck that supports two electric motors which spin the steel cutting blade four-thousand times per-minute. The mower can therefore cut grass while moving at fifteen miles per-hour which is twice as fast as the donor vehicle. Its super-soft racing tyres complete the package. Gardeners never had it so good.