Monday, 30 November 2015

Ken Block's Hoonicorn

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Ken Block's Mustang is a unique creation. The Hoonicorn is a 1965 notchback with 4WD, outrageous arches, 10.5x18" wheels with 295-section tyres, a full tubular chassis, and carbon-fibre bodywork. The Roush 410ci V8 kicks 845bhp through a six-speed Sadev sequential 'box, while a hydraulic handbrake encourages the thing to get all rally car-like. There's never been a '65 quite like it, and it was built purely for one thing - this:

...and now that its work in Los Angeles is done, Ken's prowling the globe with the Hoonicorn, hunting down tyres and slaying them systematically and indiscriminately. You see it here lurking at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a venue at which the sentient monster Mustang decided to engulf Lord March himself and spit him off the legendary hillclimb:

Ken merely laughed it off, buried the throttle and carried on. He's just as unhinged as the car is.

More photos from FoS 2015 here.

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