Video: Honda Mean Mower Tears the Grass and Track at Spa
With the World Touring Car Championship underway, Honda’s Mean Mower has decided to join in on the fun at the Spa Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium. The video below features the world’s fastest lawn mower with Castrol Honda Racing driver Tiago Monteiro at the helm.
Monteiro makes the smart decision to get familiar with the Mean Mower on the relatively safe and grassy area of the track where the powerful mower easily drifts and goes sideways. If that weren’t ridiculous (and awesome) enough, Monteiro straps on a helmet and heads to the asphalt, ready to tackle the challenging track including turns three, four, and five that make up the famous Eau Rouge section of Spa Francorchamps. The video cuts off as Moneiro reaches the Kemmel Straight so we don’t know if the racer reached the Mean Mower’s record-breaking top speed of 116.57 mph, which was verified by Guinness World Records earlier this month.
Honda worked with Team Dynamics to create the Mean Mower, which is based on the company’s HF2620 Lawn Tractor. Its extensive list of modifications includes a 109-hp, 1000-cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm motorcycle, a bespoke chassis, Scorpion exhaust system, custom six-speed gearbox, and ATV wheels. The Mean Mower weighs just 309 pounds and runs from 0-60 mph in an estimated 4 seconds. It does, in fact, cut grass, though at a reduced speed of 15 mph.