Thursday, July 18, 2013

I Now Have A New Goal.

I need to acquire one of these:


First tests of '130mph' lawnmower
The vehicle, made by Honda for Top Gear magazine, goes from 0-60mph (95km/h) in roughly four seconds.

The team behind it may attempt to have an official go at the lawnmower speed record, which stands at 96.5mph.
Now, it doesn't actually mow at 130 MPH. They have to remove the mowing deck to achieve triple digit speeds. It's mainly an exercise in bragging rights, of course, with Honda getting mondo placement in the highly rated "Top Gear" world. You do realize, of course, that this presents a unique challenge. They use a high-end Honda racing motorcycle engine to power this monstrosity. I'm thinking Chevy 350...

Look, you geek your way, I geek mine - I'm thinking I could mow my lawn in between commercials during Star Trek here...

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

I REALLY hope that this gets put on the TV Show!

BTW, is it true that you are really the Stigs New England Cousin, Jay? ; )

Dave H said...

I could mow my lawn in between commercials during Star Trek

So you watch the commercials and skip watching Star Trek to mow the lawn? Okay, I can see doing that for ST:TNG, but not the original series.

notDilbert said...

It's also 130 dB and shoots flames!!!!!!



Maybe they'll take your new Zero Turn Mower in trade.......

Stretch said...

I can send your wife the names of some excellent therapists.

Dave; ST rules!

Roger said...

Jay;
For nearly the same weight as a 350, you could wedge an aluminum 454 in that li'l sucker. fuel economy would be worse but imagine what the 0~60 times would be! "Anything worth doing is worth doing to excess!"

Sevesteen said...

Wouldn't a Made in Ohio 300+ HP Honda V6 be more appropriate?

Robert said...

Uhm. IMO if they remove the mowing deck, then it's not a lawn mower anymore and therefore wouldn't qualify to get the "lawnmower" speed record.

Kevin said...

350? Like hell. LS7! Aluminum block, aluminum head 427 baby!