Rally driver Ken Block has revealed the car that he will be piloting in his upcoming Gymkhana video, and it's a big departure from those featured before. Instead of using a modern hatchback like a Subaru Impreza or Ford Fiesta, Block's new "Hoonicorn" car is a 1965 Ford Mustang with an 845 hp (630 kW) V8.
The Hoonicorn is powered by a 410 cubic inch (6.7-liter) V8 by Roush Yates, which produces an insane 845 hp (630 kW) and 1,010 Nm (745 lb.ft) of torque, for exhilerating tire-smoking potential. That power is channeled to all four wheels through a Sadev SC90-24 six-speed transmission.
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As you'd expect of a high-powered drift machine, the Hoonicorn is also fitted with a hydraulic handbrake.
To help the Hoonicorn Mustang stand up to the aggressive driving that Block's Gymkhana videos demand, it has been fitted with a custom ASD Motorsports suspension system, which is mounted onto the car's ASD Motorsports tubular chassis.
While ASD Motorsports has handled the car's chassis and rollcage, the Hoonicorn Mustang's bodykit was designed by RTR, and features carbon fiber panels throughout. The whole package sits on 18-inch three-piece wheels by fifteen52 wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires measuring 295/30, with a special compound designed for Ken Block.
The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas, and will also feature in Ken Block's seventh Gymkhana video when it's released.
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