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Honda Makes More Than Cars, And We Get To Sample It All

Honda built 28 million engines last year and puts them in a lot more than cars. We get a peek into the collection and an opportunity to try some out.

Having raced in Formula One, NASCAR and the World Rally Championship, surely Kimi Raikkonen has proven by now that he can drive just about anything with wheels on any kind of surface: circuits, speedways and off-road rally stages covered in dirt, snow, gravel or tarmac. But this... this is something new.

Honda has been working on its high-performance Mean Mower for a while now. In a recent attempt to take the top speed title, it didn't make its 130-miles-per-hour top speed target, but it still managed to set a new Guinness World Record has the world's fastest lawnmower at 116.57 mph. While the video certifying the run was uploaded to YouTube on April 1, this is no prank. The Guinness run was made on March 8 at the Idiafa Proving Ground in Tarragona, Spain.

People who know me say that if it weren't for Autoblog, I'd probably be running a site called Mowerblog. I'm unusual in that lawn mowing, to me, is a form of relaxation, a hobby like knitting or racquetball is for someone else. As such, I try to buy the best equipment, and that means there's a Honda mower in my garage.

World's Fastest Lawnmower – Click above to watch video after the jump

Project Runningblade – Click above for high-res image gallery. Watch video after the jump

Project Runningblade – Click above for high-res image gallery

Photo by Rustybuckets. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

click above image to view more high-res pics of the F1 concept lawn mower

Granted, this has little if anything to do with automobiles, but I thought that our readers might enjoy the story anyway. We have covered solar cars and cars with solar assisted charging before, so it's close enough in my book! So, without further ado, here is the link that explains how one man made his own solar-charged electric lawnmower. Truth be told, I have an electric lawnmower already. I can't stand the cord and would have gotten a gasoline powered mower years ago if my yard were any larg

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