How to drift*, by Ken Block – shredding tyres in the Hoonicorn Ford Mustang
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The Version 2 of Ken Block's hugely popular Hoonicorn Mustang has finally been revealed on his official Facebook account. It sits on the basis of a 1965 Ford Mustang like the Version 1, except that in this new version, power has been raised to an incredible 1,400 hp. Watch the video of the beastly Ford Mustang in action below.
V1 Powerful? You Aint See Nothing Yet
Ken Block is a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team. He was made famous after appearing into Top Gear and starting what he called Gykhama mini-series videos on Youtube where he does crazy stunts with cars such as the Ford Fiesta RS, Ford WRC, and the V1 Hoonicorn Ford Mustang.
The first generation of the Ford Mustang Hoonicorn of Ken Block was already one of the craziest cars that have ever left the garage of Ken Block. That was equipped with a V8 naturally aspirated engine of 6.7 liters with a beastly output of 845 hp and driving all four wheels. He used it on the streets of Los Angeles and on Gymkahana 7 which is dubbed as one of the best Gy.khana he had made and became one of the most viral videos in 2014.
Let's go back in time and watch the V1 Hoonicorn Ford Mustang in Gymkahana 7.
1400hp Here We Come
As if the V1 still needed a boost, Ken Block and his team added a couple of turbochargers and the with help of methanol gas, the Hoonicorn Ford Mustang V2 was revealed as the ultimate weapon. It boasts around 1400hp which is actually scary that in fact, Ken Block himself is scared too.
"When I say that this is absolutely the scariest thing I've ever driven, I'm not exaggerating. Engine power spins the tires so quickly that it can be destroyed if I don't shift gears quickly enough. I had a unique experience that clouds my mind trying to drive this thing. It 's amazing." Block said.
If this formula steroid is not enough to excite fans, we add the exotic silhouette of the classic Mustang and decor inspired by the Ford Escort MkII of Ken Block, the design is probably one of the best wheels in automotive history. Two huge turbos Garrett of at least 80 mm in diameter, hovering above the bonnet threatening. The two leaks - without restriction - also look out over the hood, expelling flares, in which it seems Ken Block plans to roast marshmallows.
It is reported that the Version 2 was made for an approved new video concept. Is this probably the Gymkhana 10? We are looking forward to seeing it in action.