Because 845 horsepower was obviously not enough...
What started off as a 1965 Ford Mustang was transformed by Ken Block and his skilled team at Hoonigan into an ultimate drift machine for Gymkhana 7. The original version of the heavily modified pony car was fitted with a meaty 6.7-liter V8 Roush Yates engine with a massive 845 horsepower (630 kilowatts) and 720 pound-feet (975 Newton-meters) of torque sent to a custom all-wheel drive system.
Fast forward to present day, the drift machine is back with substantially more power. It retains the same engine, but the engineers have slapped on a couple of custom turbochargers and modified some of the hardware to allow the V8 run on methanol and accommodate the turbos sticking out through that very flimsy hood. Power is up to a mind-blowing 1,400 hp (1,043 kW), prompting Ken Block to say that it’s the scariest car he has ever driven and at the same time it is also one of his all-time favorites.
Besides infusing more power, the star of the action-packed Gymkhana series has also decided to give the hood a new livery in the same vein as the one seen on the 333-hp 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS revealed about a year ago. In addition, the custom ‘Stang sits on a pair of bespoke Toyo compound tires putting out a “ridiculous amount of smoke,” while on the inside it has gained a new steering wheel.
Ken Block says images and videos of the Hoonicorn v2 undergoing testing will be released in the days to come. Further down the line, the insane Mustang will be featured in a new video project, but we’ll have to wait for more details about that.
As a refresher, the latest installment in the Gymkhana series came out a month ago featuring a 600-hp Ford Focus RX and Ken Block doing his thing in Buffalo, New York.
Source: Ken Block (Facebook)