If you haven’t already watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana 7 video — stop, watch it here. For those who’ve seen the ridiculous awesomeness that is the all-wheel-drive, 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn, here is another video that dives deep into the inner workings of this tire-shredding beast as Chris Harris takes us on a grand tour of the car.

Christened the Hoonicorn RTR, the tube-frame Mustang is powered by a naturally aspirated, 6.7-liter V-8 from Roush Yates making a ridiculous 845 horsepower. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox that then powers an all-wheel-drive setup. A hydraulically operated handbrake gives Block his drifting abilities while the 295/30R-18 Pirelli Trofeo R tires do the “gripping.” Those are similar to the tires found on the Camaro Z/28, but these are specially formulated for the Hoonicorn. Harder rubber means a touch less grip for all the sideways action, plus they come from Pirelli with Ken Block’s name stamped on them.

The engine is mounted behind the front axle, giving it a front mid-engine design that translates into a wonderfully balanced machine. The suspension is comprised of fully independent control arms at each corner. The tough bits are machined from billet aluminum to give the car added lightness and strength.

Things inside the Hoonicorn are purpose-built. It has a hand-made carbon-fiber dashboard with Hoonigan-branded gauges, a large display screen that shows gear selection, and of course that massive handbrake lever.

All told, Block’s ridiculous Mustang is a work of modern motoring art that showcases just how wild horsepower and AWD can be.

1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn,

1965 Ford Mustang Gymkhana 7 By Ken Block Exterior
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I think Ken Block has officially gone nuts, and this is the glorious monster that his insanity spawned.
Mark McNabb
Mark McNabb was a contributor at TopSpeed from 2013 to 2018. Growing up, Mark always had a mind for tinkering on random items throughout his home and dad’s garage, including a 1953 Ford Mainline and 1971 Corvette Stingray.  Read More
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