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Honda’s 117 mph lawnmower would make Tim ‘The Tool Man’ Taylor jealous

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toolmanSomewhere Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor is drooling.

A Honda lawnmower has set a speed record of 117 miles per hour, according to Wired.com.

Honda’s U.K. division reportedly teamed up with its British Touring Car Championship partner Team Dynamics to create the 109-horsepower lawnmower.

The lawnmower consists of a custom-fab chassis and a 1000cc engine from a Honda VTR Firestorm motorcycle. It also contains a custom racing seat and exhaust and a six-speed paddle shift tranny.

Guinness World Records required that the lawnmower must actually be able to cut grass. So, the team that assembled it, created a custom cutter deck out of fiberglass and installed a fuel tank.

Read more: Wired.com

4 comments

  • Interns, SHOO.

    Who ever the writer for the web staff responsible for this article… Please retire. Never write again. Fricking Home Improvement references? Really? You probably had 10 minutes as a bare minimum to come up with something…And thats what we end up with?

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