Tag: Ken Block
Ken Block and team have just dropped Gymkhana SEVEN featuring the recently debuted, all-custom, AWD, 1965 Ford Mustang notchback Hoonicorn RTR. Ken said this is his by far the best Gymkhana car he has driven to date, and the new video shows it. Also, Check out more details about Ken’s Hoonicorn RTR.
Hoonigan Racing Division
Put away the Ford Fiesta… for the past two years Ken Block has been working on an all-custom, AWD 1965 Ford Mustang notchback for Gymkhana SEVEN and it has just been released to the public at SEMA 2014.
More About Ken’s Hoonicorn
Built at ASD Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the course of two years, the car is based upon a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback—the iconic pony car, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The car was heavily modified by RTR and ASD Motorsports to feature a 410 cubic inch Roush Yates V8, with 845 hp, mated to a one-off Sadev all-wheel drive system. The styling for the build harnesses a mix of influences and inspirations that include the current crop of WRC cars, DTM cars and even toy cars from Block’s youth. These elements were harnessed through a collaborative effort between Block and RTR—since RTR is known for their Mustang expertise—and incorporated into the build.
“I’m stoked to be able to publicly unveil this car for the first time at SEMA in the Ford booth,” said Block. “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. 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.”
To see Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN Mustang in person, swing by the Ford booth on the SEMA show floor, the car will be on display to the public for the entirety of the show.
Hoonicorn RTR Specifications:
- MOTOR: Roush Yates 410 cubic inch Ford V8, 845 hp/720 lb.ft with ITBs
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed Sadev SC90-24 all-wheel drive transmission with a hydraulic handbrake system
- SUSPENSION: Custom ASD Motorsports-designed geometry and components
- BODY: 1965 widebody Ford Mustang designed by RTR, Ken Block and Hoonigan, ASD Motorsports full tubular chassis, ASD Motorsports custom roll-cage, door bars and front/rear suspension mounts, RTR carbon fiber body panels
- WHEELS: fifteen52 three-piece R40, 18” x10.5”
- TIRES: Pirelli Trofeo R, 295/30/18, custom Ken Block compound
Hoonigan Racing Division
It doesn’t get much cooler than Ken Block taking his Ford F150 RaptorTRAX to the BC backcountry, with shredders Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss.
Back in June I posted Ken Block’s newest Gymkhana video. To date, the video has received over 5 million views, something that the producers over at Top Gear could not ignore. With Ken Block’s driving skills, the production quality of Top Gear, and a cameo by Ricky Carmichael, this is one of the most epic rally car television segments I’ve ever seen.
I know I’ve been slacking at posting new blog articles, I’ve had a few that I’ve wanted to write but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Whether it’s because I’ve been super busy with other projects or just haven’t had the motivation to blog lately, i just haven’t gotten anything new posted. However, I just couldn’t ignore the new Ken Block Gymkhana Two Project: The Infomercial.
If you’ve never seen the first video of Ken Block’s Gymkhana Practice it’s definitely worth a watch. And now this new video takes it to a whole other level! The skill behind his driving is mind blowing and the cinematography is gorgeous! The infomercial was produced specifically to market Block’s first-ever Rally TeamWorks Collection. For more info on all this here are some links: