Ever seen a lawn mower reach the speed of 134 miles per hour? If not, you should see this — because 134 mph is exactly what was recently achieved with an appliance that can still cut grass.
Before you double back and re-read that: nope, that’s not a typo. We’re still talking about a lawn mower that goes 134 mph (215 kph). The terrifying speed comes from a GM LS-Series V8 out of a C6 Chevrolet Corvette, though we aren’t sure if it’s the 6.0 LS2 or 6.2 LS3. In any case, who cares… it’s a lawn mower with an LS V8 engine.
The souped up grass-cutter (it had to retain this function in order to set a valid record) is the product of Viking, Norwegian Motorsports Federation, and Stihl. The mini-monster is fitted with a set of Formula Three tires and an F1 paddle-shift setup.
“I can’t believe that we managed to set this world record despite less-than-ideal weather conditions. I would like to thank everyone who supported this crazy idea,” said Finnish driver Pekka Lundefaret.
As you can imagine, getting the Corvette-powered lawn mower to go in a straight line with such a short wheelbase and gobs of power on a wet runway isn’t easy, but Lundefaret managed to do it masterfully.
Watch the action for yourself, then share your reactions in the comment section below.