Set to star in Gymkhana Seven.
Spied last month and sitting menacingly at Ford's SEMA show booth, Ken Block’s Hoonicorn RTR Mustang has just been unveiled ahead of its starring role in Gymkhana Seven. A complete one-off, and the world’s first performance all-wheel-drive 1965 Mustang notchback, the retro-mod is a collaborative effort between Block, Hoonigan and RTR. It took ASD Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina, two years to complete the project, with the iconic pony car heavily modified to fit a 410 cubic-inch (6.7-liter) Roush Yates V8 delivering 845 hp and 720 lb-ft of torque.
All that mind-blowing power is delivered to all four wheels via a six-speed Sadev AWD transmission with a hydraulic handbrake system. Inspired by WRC and DTM cars as well as some toy cars from Block's childhood days (seriously), the widebody Stang boasts a full tubular chassis, custom roll cage, door bars and suspension mounts, and RTR carbon-fiber body panels. It rides on 18-inch fifteen52 three-piece alloys wrapped in bespoke Pirelli Trofeo R rubber. “This is a project that I’ve been working on for two years, so to see it fully come to fruition and be able to drive it for Gymkhana Seven was absolutely amazing,” said Block.
“I also knew that working with Vaughn [Gittin Jr.] and his RTR team was the right choice for this project since Mustang’s are their world, but they really went above and beyond on this car. The attention to detail with the fabrication and bodywork blows my mind. This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”