Hoonicorn RTR is Ken Block’s New Drift Machine

A Mustang can be boiled down to just three things: two-door fastback body, V8 burble and a solid rear axle for good ol' hooning action. The 2015 Mustang might’ve got rid of the latter for better handling and comfort, but that didn’t dilute its unique spirit.
Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR Mustang 5 photos
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But that can’t be said about the Franken-Stang you can admire in the video and photo gallery below. Dubbed Hoonicorn RTR, this is quite probably the weirdest first-gen Mustang we’ve ever seen. To put it simply, this vehicle right here is Ken Block’s replacement for his rally Ford Fiesta, but also the star of the upcoming video in the Gymkhana series.

With Gymkhana 7 still not uploaded on YouTube, the only video evidence of the heavily-modded ’65 Mustang in action is the clip below. And yes, that’s a V8 that revs to scarcely-believable high RPM. A Roush-Yates 410 cubic inch (6.7-liter) eight-cylinder motor is the culprit here, sending a whopping 845 horsepower to the Pirelli-wrapped wheels. All four of them.

You heard that right! This sucker is one of those all-wheel drive monsters happy to shred rubber with every drop of the clutch and blip of the loud pedal. As a complementing feature of the Sadev AWD system, all those 845 ponies are put to the pavement via a heavy-duty six speed manual gearbox.

Maybe you’re not pretty fond of energy drinks, those chinsy wheels or that ridiculous rear aerodynamic diffuser, but be honest with yourself for a moment and ask yourself this: can I say no to a car with its oily bits in plain view? Neither can autoevolution, so you’re OK with us. Now press play and enjoy the sound.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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