Now Honda's Mean Mower team just set a new record for 'fastest acceleration 0-100mph for a lawnmower'. Under supervision of an official adjudicator, the Mean Mower V2 averaged 0-100mph in just 6.29 seconds.
But can it actually cut grass?
Stunt and racing driver Jess Hawkins took Mean Mower to its acceleration record - and then on to 243kmh. It made changes to the cutting deck, batteries and electric motor system that powers the carbon fiber blades cutting the grass.
Built in collaboration with Honda's British Touring Car Championship partner Team Dynamics, the other key rule stated that the Mean Mower must "intrinsically look like a lawnmower" and demonstrate that it can cut grass.
Guinness confirmed the acceleration earned the record for fastest acceleration 0-100 miles per hour for a lawnmower (prototype).
Mean Mower V2's engine is a 999cc four-cylinder unit taken from Honda's CBR1000RR Fireblade SP motorcycle - producing 149kW at 13,000rpm. Power-to-weight ratio is advertised by Honda as being better than a Bugatti Chiron, but may possibly be more accurately summarized as "holy shirtballs, that's madness". Listening to that Fireblade engine howl, leaving the smell of freshly-mown grass in my wake, and knowing my trusty steed was that howlingly fast would bring a smile to my face that would be hard to lose.
Driven by stunt driver, kart and vehicle racer Jess Hawkins, the Honda lawnmower had to prove its acceleration over two runs in opposite directions, with their average time taken for the final judgement.
The official acceleration figure was measured using a VBox on-board recording device, which was fitted, set-up and verified by independent and accredited timers, Timing Solutions Limited.
Honda also did a top speed run to see just how much faster Mean Mower V2 is compared to its predecessor.