Three-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was a candidate for being the new owner of the unique 1965 Ford Mustang of professional rally and stunt driver Ken Block.

Three-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was a candidate for being the new owner of the unique 1965 Ford Mustang of professional rally and stunt driver Ken Block.

Hamilton already has a McLaren P1 and a Pagani Zonda in his garage and according to Auto Motor und Sport he also expressed interest in buying the so-called Mustang Hoonicorn from Block. This is a custom Mustang, used for the filming of the Gymkhana 7 “Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles” episode.

Apparently, Block was still not ready to part with the highly-tuned vehicle as he raised its price so high that Hamilton never called back again.

“Lewis Hamilton wanted to buy the Mustang from me,” Block confirmed to AMS. “When he heard the price, he suddenly lost interest.”

Block also expressed he would never change one of his racing cars for a modern day supercar. “Why should I spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars for a car that is slower than my rally car,” he asked.

Back to the Mustang Hoonicorn, it was built by ASD Motorsports and is based on a 1965 Mustang. Power comes from a 6.7-liter Roush Yates engine, pushing out 845 horsepower and 720 pound feet of torque. The unit is connected to a six-speed manual transmission and a Sadev all-wheel-drive system.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport

Hamilton wanted to buy Block's Gymkhana 845-hp Mustang