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Agence France-Presse
April 03, 2014
The Honda Mean Mower has just been confirmed as the fastest vehicle in its category, entering the Guinness World Records with an average speed of 116mph (187.60km/h) over a distance of 100 meters, beating the previous record holder by 30 mph. The Mean Mower achieved this feat in a test conducted in Tarragona, Spain by Piers Ward of the BBC show "Top Gear." To validate its record, the vehicle was timed running at top speed along the length of a 100-meter track and back again. The average speed from these two time tests was 116mph (187.6km/h).

The Mean Mower was designed and built in 2013 by Dynamics, Honda's partner in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Equipped with a 1000cc motor, the machine boasts 109hp and an estimated top speed of 130mph (209km/h). The manufacturer claims the mower can accelerate from 0 to 60mph (100km/h) in just 4 seconds.

Of course, the model is also a functional mower, with a blade turning at 4000 revs per minute. Unfortunately for those who dream of mowing the entire lawn in a matter of seconds, the blade doesn't function at speeds over 24km/h.