Doing donuts in a gravel-slinging classic

Ken Block and his fellow Hoonigans certainly have no shortage of lust-worthy vehicles at their disposal. But the question is, with monsters like the Hoonicorn (both versions) lurking in the shadows, what’s a spin master like Block got for daily fun? Well, how about a badass 1991 Escort Cosworth, prepped for duty in Group A rally racing? Oh, and by the way, it’s also street legal. In this 12-minute, 47-second video, we get a walk around on the car, an in-depth look under the hood, and some interesting specs along the way, all delivered via the Hoonigans’ characteristic off-the-cuff banter. However, that isn’t all. Long story short, the Hoonigans feel like there aren’t enough AWD turbo cars ripping fat donuts and killing tires. You can see where this is going.

To fill that need, it’s time to let loose with around 400 horses at the Hoonigan HQ back lot. Just hearing this thing fire up is a treat, with the usual pops and bangs of a healthy race car shooting out the large side exhaust. Things get real serious when the head-hoonigan-in-charge slides into the hot seat and does what he does best. Adios rubber. Foot down, smoke up.

1991 Escort Cosworth In Pictures

Ken Block And The Hoonigans Play With An Escort Cosworth Rally Racer: Video Exterior
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Ken Block And The Hoonigans Play With An Escort Cosworth Rally Racer: Video Exterior
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Ken Block And The Hoonigans Play With An Escort Cosworth Rally Racer: Video Exterior
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Ken Block And The Hoonigans Play With An Escort Cosworth Rally Racer: Video Interior
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Ken Block And The Hoonigans Play With An Escort Cosworth Rally Racer: Video Drivetrain
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References

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