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Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Becomes Boosted Meth Addict With 1,400 HP

Methanol and boost are how you improve on perfection.

Back in November 2015, Block and theRTR tuning crew (run by fellow Monster Energy athlete Vaughn Gittin Jr.)unveiled the Hoonicorn RTR Mustang at SEMA. It was an immediate hit, as you’dexpect from a purpose-built 845 hp 1965 Ford Mustang. But powerful oldMustangs are nothing new. Block's version was special as it was the first onein the world fitted with all-wheel drive. It needed this because it was set to star in Gymkhana Seven, possibly thecoolest of the series. The perfection is even more so now.

The tuners upped their game and strapped apair of turbochargers to the Hoonicorn, and while they were at it changedthe car to a methanol diet.

The original setup was a full race-spec6.7-liter Roush Yates V8 creating 845 hp and 720 lb-ft of torque, an impressivenumber for sure. The thing is, SEMA goers have seen this before so for the 2016 event the crew decided tochange things up a bit and strapped a pair of fat turbochargers to the big V8 lump. These feed21 lb of boost into the big V8, and tuned on methanol the results are 1,400 hpat the crank. The car was also given new livery with a patriotic theme, as you’dexpect, and it looks brilliant. On the new performance, Ken says: “When I saythat this is the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven, I’m notexaggerating. At all.”

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