Over the years we’ve seen a lot here at FLATSIXES.com. We’ve seen other sports car manufacturers use the 911 as a benchmark to compare their cars to, we’ve seen companies like Mini try to goad Porsche into a race, we’ve seen a 911 race a jet liner, we’ve even seen a Cayenne rear-end a lawn tractor. This, however, is the first time we’ve seen a riding lawnmower compared to a Porsche.
From what we’ve read, Top Gear wanted to build the world’s fastest lawnmower so they enlisted the help of Honda and its British Touring Car Championship partner Team Dynamics. What they created is nothing short of spectacular (for a lawnmower).
Watch The Stig as He Drive’s Honda’s 130 mph Lawnmower
- 109 horsepower
- 309-pound curb weight
- 0-60 mph in four seconds
- custom chassis made of 4130 chromoly
- 1,000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm
- paddle-shifted six-speed transmission
- bespoke suspension and wheels from an ATV
- Claimed top speed of 133 mph
Apparently, it can actually cut grass at 15 mph or under. However, the normal grass catcher has been re-purposed to hold the oil cooler, fuel tank and a secondary radiator. Looks like you’ll have to pick up your own clippings. The video above obviously doesn’t show the tractor racing a 911, but it sure intimates it could. With a 0-60 time of 4 seconds it will give most normally aspirated 911s quite a race!
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