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Ken Block reveals his 845 hp Hoonicorn Mustang

Ken Block reveals his 845 hp H...
The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas
The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas
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The Hoonicorn's body was designed by RTR
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The Hoonicorn's body was designed by RTR
The car is powered by an 845 hp V8
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The car is powered by an 845 hp V8
Tires for the Hoonicorn were designed by Pirelli
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Tires for the Hoonicorn were designed by Pirelli
The Hoonicorn Mustang will star in Ken Block's upcoming Gymkhana video
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The Hoonicorn Mustang will star in Ken Block's upcoming Gymkhana video
ASD Motorsports designed the Hoonicorn's chassis
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ASD Motorsports designed the Hoonicorn's chassis
The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas
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The Hoonicorn Mustang was on display at SEMA in Las Vegas
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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.

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.

Source: Hoonigan

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5 comments
Jeff Beard
I believe the car is called the "Hoonigan" not "Hoonicorn". Look at the front windshield and read the graphic there. [Hoonigan is the company, the car is called the Hoonicorn - Ed.]
steveraxx
At what point does a car stop being a as with this example a 'mustang." It is ridiculous to call this vehicle a Mustang. This is a purpose built custom that happens to resemble a 1965 Mustang. After all, a blank canvas purchased from the lot that was once sitting in Picasso's studio, does not after being painted on make it a Picasso.
owlbeyou
Nice, but not crazy about the name. Hoonicorn? My all time favorite Mustang style is definitely Eleanor. A tricked out 500GT Fastback Coupe, 1967. The one in "Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000), although the 1971 movie is a better film. Google it.
Captain Danger
I was going to call BS on the 4wd but I Googled the transmission and it is a 4wd unit I would like to see how that is packaged into the car, it look pretty low. BTW am I the only one who finds the metric units really annoying? this is a 65 mustang with a small block V8 , nothing metric about it. @steveraxx Yes this is Mustang. A sweet 4wd 800 hp Mustang. Nice