Just don't expect this one to come with a twin-turbo V8.
Ken Block isn't just a famous race car driver with the uncanny ability to drift almost anything with four wheels; he also has the ability to make cars famous. If you spend any amount of time on the internet, and are even remotely into cars, then you will have heard of the Hoonicorn. This 1,400 horsepower Ford Mustang has been baffling internet audiences for a while now and has gained mass fame thanks to its massive four-wheel burnouts, intense drift scenes, and its ability to destroy more exotic cars on the drag strip.
We know that there are many young drivers daydreaming of owning their very own Hoonicorn one day and now through the magic of RC cars, they can drive it, just not drive in it.
The Hoonigan team has partnered with Team Associated to bring the world the Hoonicorn, in radio controlled form. While it might not have the exact same V8 twin turbo roar or ability to actually transport living human beings, this is still one rad RC car.
This 1/10th scale Hoonicorn features an all-electric powertrain and even comes with all-wheel-drive. The body is a super detailed replica of the original car, and even comes with mini replicas of the American Racing VF503 wheels. The mini Hoonicorn is so detailed that it even features injection molded brake calipers and rotors, and tiny turbos sticking out of the hood. Under all the plastic hides some seriously impressive RC tech. Every Hoonigan RC comes standard with running gear such as steel dog bones and drive axles, along with sealed front and rear gear differentials and adjustable shocks.
Power comes in the form of a Reedy 3-pole brushed motor that is mated to a water-resistant, enclosed receiver box and speed control. Every Hoonicorn RC car comes standard with a fully printed and stickered Hoonicorn V2 body, fully assembled chassis with electronics, and a radio transmitter and receiver. It may have taken the Hoonigan team thousands of hours, and hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop the Hoonicorn, but fans can get their hands on the next-best thing for only $395 from the Hoonigan website. Be warned though; adding the battery packs and chargers can push the price up to $480. That's still a steal in our books.