Drag Race: Ford GT Vs. Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR Mustang

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It's not even close.

Ford didn't exactly pull any punches when it came to the second-generation Ford GT supercar.

It's a machine that was built with a singular purpose: to commemorate Ford's historic 1966 win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a class victory at the very same race, exactly five decades later. Producing a car capable of such a feat meant throwing everything but the kitchen sink at it: a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, the most advanced aerodynamics Ford has managed to-date, and a race-honed twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. Who needs eight cylinders when you've got boost?

The Ford GT is, simply put, no slouch. But neither is Ken Block's mega-powerful Hoonicorn RTR Mustang.

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In case you're not acquainted, the Hoonicorn RTR is a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback with a gargantuan 6.65-liter Roush Yates racing V8 under the hood, fed by a pair of turbochargers and a methanol-injection system. The result is a colossal total of 1,400 horsepower, sent to all four wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. The car made its debut at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, alongside the debut of the film in which it first starred: Gymkhana 7.

Granted, at its debut, the Hoonicorn was naturally aspirated, having just 845 horsepower to its name. The extra power didn't come until a few years later, as Block was getting ready to film Climbkhana. But both figures are appreciably greater than 647, which is the horsepower the Ford GT left the factory with.

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The cars are about dead even in the weight department, while the GT obviously has the advantage with regard to shifting speed and number of forward gears - not to mention gearing. Of course, neither is anything close to a purpose-built drag racing machine, but the Hoonicorn has already left its mark, dispatching cars like the McLaren Senna, the "world's fastest donk," a heavily modified Audi RS3, and others in weeks past. Not too bad for what is effectively a short-geared stunt car.

Ready to see how it does against Ford's Le Mans-winning supercar? Check out the video.

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