The Gymkhana star's custom Mustang can put on quite a show.
Ken Block’s Hoonicorn is one of the coolest custom vehicles on the planet. Ostensibly it’s a 1965 Ford Mustang, but there aren’t many original Blue Oval parts left. Instead, the Hoonigan team slotted in a 6.7-litre V8 from Roush Yates with 845 horsepower and 720 pound feet of torque, and the crew installed an all-wheel drive system for maximum control. Block ran the Hoonicorn up the Goodwood Hill last year during the Festival of Speed, and Goodwood just released the incredible in-car video.
Block was out to have fun here rather than try for a record up the hill, but that made for an even better clip. He even stopped midway through the run to do a donut, and Block also showed off some of his trademark big slides. BBC host Craig Doyle was in the passenger seat for the run, and the Hoonicorn’s brutal launch snapped his head back into the seat.
If this brief clip isn’t enough for you, the Hoonicorn also has a starring role in Gymkhana 7 and appears in a segment this season on Top Gear. It’s always a joy to see Block driving the wild custom. Formula One champ Lewis Hamilton reportedly offered to buy the car off him. Block’s price to part with the very special Mustang was apparently so high that Hamilton changed his mind.