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HOONICORN vs. THE WORLD
KEN BLOCK’S ICONIC AWD FORD MUSTANG RACES SOME OF THE WORLD’S FASTEST CARS
Long Beach, CA / [November 16th, 2020]: Long Beach, CA / [November 16th, 2020]: Ken Block’s ’65 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 has 1,400 horsepower, a rally-derived all wheel drive system, and twin turbos fed by pure methanol. It’s one of the wildest racecar builds of all time. It shoots fire, climbs mountains, and slays tires - all for Gymkhana type videos like Gymkhana SEVEN and Climbkhana. But, anyone can claim horsepower numbers on the internet. Is this thing actually FAST in a straight line??
To find out, Block and the crew at Hoonigan Industries (along with support with Forza, Ford Performance, and Toyo Tires) created Hoonicorn vs. the World: a series of straight line races, lining up the Hoonicorn against some of the world’s fastest-in-class vehicles. From one of the fastest hypercars on the planet, the McLaren Senna, to the world’s fastest Audi RS3 dragster, all the way to the world’s fastest donk (aka a Corvette Z06 swapped ’71 Caprice on 28” wheels with a basketball-sized turbo). It’s a video series born straight from the idea of racing these cars in a video game like Forza: matching up cars that most likely would never race in real life.
“When the Hoonicorn made its way into Forza Horizon, it was one of the fastest vehicles in the game”. Says Block. “I noticed that players liked to drag race it – a lot – against all the other cars in the game. So we wanted to take that idea from the video game world to real life and see how the Hoonicorn stacks up against a wild assortment of vehicles! The Hoonigans already have a great setup to do this on an airfield with their show This vs. That, so we’re making a special spinoff series of the show with Hoonicorn vs. the World.”
Ironically, the Hoonicorn was never built to do drag racing. It was purpose-built to handle like a rally car, featured over 800 horsepower, with looks that are equal parts WRC/DTM/vintage IMSA racer. A mission to Pikes Peak in 2017 to create Ken Block’s Climbkhana video, called for a whole lot more horsepower than the car was making at the time. So the naturally aspirated Hoonicorn was tuned to 1,400 horsepower by adding two large turbos, along with a fiery appetite for methanol. Turns out, all of that power paired with the car’s one off all-wheel-drive system, makes the car ludicrously fast in a straight line too.
Catch the Hoonicorn vs. the World video series weekly at https://www.youtube.com/thehoonigans, every Monday at 9am PT. And sometimes more!
- McLaren Senna Merlin: https://youtu.be/yHlCtUjf_AI
- Donkmaster’s Z06 Swapped 1971 Caprice: the world’s fastest Donk: https://youtu.be/D6V66Ol8axc
- Old Smokey F1 from Chuckles Garage: https://youtu.be/Xll72rGKiu0
- The Hoonigan’s Chevy P10 Merch Van: https://youtu.be/_seeGsdCbh4
- Rob Dahm’s 1240hp 4 Rotor AWD FD RX7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8_2rWB5vRw&t=18s
- 1966 Chevy Nova drag car: https://youtu.be/wes1wBv_XqY
- David Borla’s Personal Ford GT: https://youtu.be/dLL-5AxL-5o
- Ferrari F8 Tributo : https://youtu.be/dtz-oESHN2U