Whether he’s turning trucks into snowmobiles or jumping a Ford Fiesta over San Francisco, rally driver/gymkhana specialist/professional hoon Ken Block is always full of surprises. Well, prepare your brain for another insane creation, because if this thing didn’t come with photographic proof, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were breathing too much tire smoke. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the “Hoonicorn”.

On the outside, the vehicle before you is basically a 1965 Ford Mustang. We include the qualifier “basically” because fitted to the classic pony car is enough aero and wheel arch extension to put a GT car to shame. This tire smoke machine is powered by an 845-horsepower V-8 that lays four contact patches worth of rubber via a six-speed, all-wheel-drive transmission. The monster is slated to make its first appearance in public at the Ford booth at SEMA 2014.

RTR, the tuning brand for Ford drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., collaborated with Hoonigan Racing Division to create this madness-incarnate for Block’s upcoming Gymkhana SEVEN video.

“This is a project that I’ve been working on for two years, so to see it fully come to fruition and be able to drive it for Gymkhana SEVEN was absolutely amazing. I also knew that working with Vaughn [Gittin Jr.] and his RTR team was the right choice for this project since Mustangs are their world,” Block said in a press release. “This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford Mustang Gymkhana 7 By Ken Block.

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Gymkhana 7 By Ken Block
  • Year:
    1965
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    6-speed Sadev SC90-24
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    845
  • Torque @ RPM:
    720
  • 0-60 time:
    4.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    150000 (Est.)
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Exterior

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The wheels are fifteen52 three-piece R40 units measuring in at 18 inches in diameter and a huge 10.5 inches in width.

While the press release says that the styling draws inspiration from WRC cars, DTM cars, and toy cars from Block’s youth, we think this thing looks like a doodle penned by a hyperactive 12-year old that missed his meds. That’s not intended as an insult; it’s definitely bad-ass. However, it’s also definitely crazy.

Built at ASD Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Hoonicorn (love that name) is based on a tubular chassis and sports RTR carbon-fiber body panels and a custom wide-body kit. The wheels are fifteen52 three-piece R40 units measuring in at 18 inches in diameter and a huge 10.5 inches in width. Adorning these are Pirelli Trofeo R tires in 295/30 dimensions. We’re told they’re made from a special compound specifically tailored for Ken Block, which probably means they contain more smoke or something.

Interior

As a car that will spend pretty much its entire existence going sideways in a huge cloud, the interior is gutted and replaced with the traditional fare of switches, harnesses, bucket seats, and a custom roll cage. Maybe Block will install a cup holder for his 32-ounce Monster Energy Drink.

Drivetrain

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There’s also a hydraulic handbrake to help mid corner corrections.

As if it didn’t look wild enough, the coup de gras has to be what motivates the Hoonicorn. An 845-horsepower, 720-pound-feet, 410-cubic-inch Roush Yates V-8 with a stack of individual throttle bodies sticking a foot out of the hood makes the gallop for this mythical creature, while a one-off, 6-speed Sadev SC90-24 all-wheel-drive transmission puts it to the 42-inch-wide contact patch to create the go. ASD Motorsports redesigned the suspension geometry (what, no live axle?) and added a full compliment of braces and stiffening components. There’s also a hydraulic handbrake to help mid-corner corrections.

Drivetrain/Specifications

Type 410-cubic-inch Roush Yates V-8
Output 845 HP
Torque 720 LB-FT
Transmission 6-speed Sadev SC90-24 all-wheel drive with a hydraulic handbrake system

Prices

Everything is custom and original, nothing is off the shelf. It’s hard to put a price on this thing, but if forced, you’re probably looking at well over six figures. Time to grab a few corporate sponsors, eh?

Conclusion

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I love this car. It represents all the insanity you’d expect from the Hoon Master General, plus just enough weirdness to keep us on our toes. Rumor has it that the seventh video in Block’s gymkhana series will once again take place on city streets, this time in Los Angeles. I can’t wait.

Just don’t stuff it, Kenny boy.

  • Leave it
    • An AWD ’65 Stang is obvious blasphemy
    • I still want one and I can’t have it
    • How will Block one-up himself next?

Press Release

Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block is pleased to debut his Gymkhana SEVEN car for the first time publicly in the Ford booth at SEMA 2014. The car? A completely unique, one-off, world’s first performance all-wheel drive 1965 Ford Mustang notchback. A collaborative effort between Block, Hoonigan and RTR—fellow Ford and Monster Energy athlete Vaughn Gittin Jr’s automotive tuning brand—the car shares the spotlight with Block in his upcoming Gymkhana SEVEN video project.

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Built at ASD Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the course of two years, the car is based upon a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback—the iconic pony car, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The car was heavily modified by RTR and ASD Motorsports to feature a 410 cubic inch Roush Yates V8, with 845 hp, mated to a one-off Sadev all-wheel drive system. The styling for the build harnesses a mix of influences and inspirations that include the current crop of WRC cars, DTM cars and even toy cars from Block’s youth. These elements were harnessed through a collaborative effort between Block and RTR—since RTR is known for their Mustang expertise—and incorporated into the build.

“I’m stoked to be able to publicly unveil this car for the first time at SEMA in the Ford booth,” said Block. “This is a project that I’ve been working on for two years, so to see it fully come to fruition and be able to drive it for Gymkhana SEVEN was absolutely amazing. I also knew that working with Vaughn [Gittin Jr.] and his RTR team was the right choice for this project since Mustang’s are their world, but they really went above and beyond on this car. The attention to detail with the fabrication and bodywork blows my mind. This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”

To see Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN Mustang in person, swing by the Ford booth on the SEMA show floor, the car will be on display to the public for the entirety of the show.

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HOONICORN RTR SPECIFICATIONS:

  • MOTOR: Roush Yates 410 cubic inch Ford V8, 845 hp/720 lb.ft with ITBs
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Sadev SC90-24 all-wheel drive transmission with a hydraulic handbrake system
  • SUSPENSION: Custom ASD Motorsports-designed geometry and components
  • BODY: 1965 widebody Ford Mustang designed by RTR, Ken Block and Hoonigan, ASD Motorsports full tubular chassis, ASD Motorsports custom roll-cage, door bars and front/rear suspension mounts, RTR carbon fiber body panels
  • WHEELS: fifteen52 three-piece R40, 18” x10.5”
  • TIRES: Pirelli Trofeo R, 295/30/18, custom Ken Block compound
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