Watch This Twin-Turbo Ferrari F12 Race Ken Block's Hoonicorn

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It's Ford versus Ferrari all over again.

Hoonicorn vs The World is back, and Ken Block's Hoonicorn Ford Mustang is more potent than ever thanks to a recent paddle-shift upgrade that helped this season's driver (Block's daughter, Lia) leave a 4,000-horsepower NHRA Corvette for dead. However, it's not unbeatable.

The legendary Nissan GT-R known as Kimbo recently decimated the old pony car, but can the old horse redeem itself against an Italian stallion? This would almost be a foregone conclusion were it not for the fact that the feisty Ferrari in question is the twin-turbo F12berlinetta built for Daily Driven Exotics by Aaron Kaufman. With more power, more grip, and less weight, the Hoonicorn should have this fabulous Ford v Ferrari bout in the bag.

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Hoonigan/YouTube
Hoonigan/YouTube

Damon, the owner of the fire-spitting Ferrari, explains that the original 730-hp F140 V12 is running on its stock ECU, which must have been a nightmare to tune correctly. Unfortunately, while he and others have previously estimated that the car is capable of up to 1,500 hp, the one and only dyno run with the F12 saw it destroy its rear tires while recording a figure of 1,000 hp. That's truly astonishing when you learn that the turbos are only being allowed to produce six pounds of boost.

Other modifications include a set of Novitec springs and a quartet of alloy wheels from HRE, but besides the massive holes in the hood and the cheeky vanity plate, there's not much that has changed.

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Hoonigan/YouTube

Despite the impressive result of this twin-turbo project said to have been inspired by the 1,400-hp Hoonicorn itself, the entire Hoonigan team votes against the Italian winning, and that's exactly how the races turn out. Lia buries the throttle on the first 1,000-foot race from a dig, and despite smoking the tires, leaves the Ferrari by bus lengths. The Fezza then tries a rolling race, where Damon gets to pass a stationary Lia at 60 mph before she's allowed to leave, but whether it was overheating clutches to blame, not enough boost, or the fact that Damon has a lot of mechanical sympathy with this car after countless delays and headaches, the Hoonicorn wins again.

Fortunately, Damon has less respect for his Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and we get to close with shots of him performing wild donuts before sliding it right off the track. This may be one of the most unfair yet most exciting Hoonicorn vs The World features of the season.

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Hoonigan/YouTube

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