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A few years back, Chevrolet ran a commercial that poked fun at Honda lawn mowers. In the ad, former NFL star and current analyst Howie Long gestures toward a red mower and admits, "Honda does make something that we just can't compete with." Little did Chevy know that Honda would later develop a lawnmower capable of keeping up with a stock Corvette.

A few years back, Chevrolet ran a commercial that poked fun at Honda lawn mowers. In the ad, former NFL star and current analyst Howie Long gestures toward a red mower and admits, "Honda does make something that we just can't compete with." Little did Chevy know that Honda would later develop a lawnmower capable of keeping up with a stock Corvette.

Honda calls the high-performance maintenance machine the Mean Mower. Built in collaboration with British Touring Car Championship's Team Dynamics, Honda claims the Mean Mower is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour in an estimated 4 seconds, or .2 seconds faster than Chevrolet's estimate for their base 2013 Corvette Coupe.

Granted, comparing cars to lawn mowers is apples and oranges. Someone should tell Howie.

Honda Mean Mower

The Mean Mower is powered by a 109 horsepower, 1000cc VTR 1000F Firestorm engine and can reach an estimated top speed of 133 miles per hour. Based on Honda's HF2620 riding mower, the Mean Mower features a custom chassis, bespoke suspension and ATV wheels. Perhaps coolest of all, it can still cut grass at low speeds.

"One of the key challenges is that this has never been done before, to our knowledge, and so there are few learnings to call upon," said Pete Crolla of Team Dynamics. "From an engineering perspective, retaining the look of the mower, and the ability to still cut grass were the biggest challenge."

Even the BBC's Top Gear got in on the Mean Mower action, sending their famous masked driver "The Stig" on a lap in the video below.



[Source: Autoblog]


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      • 1 Year Ago
      George Jones would have wanted one of these.
        • 1 Year Ago
        But I repeat myself.
      avl14
      • 1 Year Ago
      have a husqvarna lawn mower with a 23hp it is faster than one ever gonna cut grass any faster just not gonna cut the lawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      And can u tell me why anyone would want to go 60 mph on a lawnmower?
        • 1 Year Ago
        I agree with Mike... Because it can! And if you have two of them we can race them!!!
        mg9mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        Just because you can, if I have to explain it you just would not understand it anyway.
      whitegypsyroses
      • 1 Year Ago
      Grab your sun glasses and helmet because its 45 acres of sheer fun !
      Brutal
      • 1 Year Ago
      A souped-up 4-wheeler disguised as a lawn mower. A major contribution to mankind. Don't even ask how much money they spent building it or where and how that money could have been better spent. Sheesh!
        James G. Banks
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brutal
        And the Corvette is any better? Chevrolette keeps men that can no longer get it up happy about themselves.
      samsrm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow could cut my mowing time down to around 3 mins., what kind of mileage does it get ????
      James G. Banks
      • 1 Year Ago
      Put a tow package on the back for a wagon or a popup tent and make it street legal, and you could have the Swiss army knife/ I-phone of the road. It cuts grass, tills the garden, picks up garden/farm supplies/ and gets groceries. now that would be a treat.
      alfredschrader
      • 1 Year Ago
      No glovebox.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got an idea, put the small engine from the honda in one of the (Ford) Lincoln Products and make a "Lincolnator" If you can mount a mower on the back then mow your grass when you can't afford the gas.
        porkmcjuicy
        • 1 Year Ago
        That is a piece of genius my friend...Make mowing a family affair, so the kids can ride up front (and ignore him while they text) and watch dad mow the grass instead of being inside playing video games when hes outside sweating! You are a man ahead of your time!
      dal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really?!
      ecornelius61
      • 1 Year Ago
      hey sunshine for you
      MO MONEY MOMONEY
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one!
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