After releasing a short teaser video, Ken Block pulled the wraps off its evolved hooning machine based on a 1965 Ford Mustang, the Hoonicorn V2.
The first iteration of the bespoke vehicle already was one of the craziest builds the world had seen, packing an one-off chassis with a 6.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 complete with 845hp transmitted to all four wheels.
How do you top out a vehicle like this? With a pair of turbos of course and the kind help of methanol. The now methanol-sipping engine in the Version 2 is now force-fed by a custom twin-turbo setup, sending 21 pounds of boost into it. The result is 1,400hp at the crank which sounds really scary.
“We got approval for a new video concept using the Hoonicorn, but I needed more power for what I needed it to do,” said Block. “So, I developed the concept for the general idea of what I wanted— two turbos sticking out the hood—and handed that over to my team. They came back with a functional way to make that happen and added methanol to get the setup to produce the power that I wanted. We ended up with 1,400 horsepower! Ha, so they may have over delivered a bit—and I’m happy about that!”
“When I say that this is the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven, I’m not exaggerating. AT ALL. The motor revs and spins my Toyo tires to destruction so quickly that I can’t change the gears fast enough. It’s genuinely a mind-numbing, crazy experience to try to drive this thing. It’s amazing,” Block concludes.
Add a new livery, inspired by that on Block’s MkII Ford Escort and what you’re left with is probably one of the most freighting creations on wheels. We can’t wait to see it in action.