Hoonigan Industries, Ken Block, and Toyo Tire have launched the Hoonicorn V2 Mustang. The new car is an improved version of the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN.
Block’s original Hoonigan Mustang is one of the most iconic custom cars of the last decade. Meanwhile, professional rally driver Ken Block races for the Hoonigan Racing Division and is also the co-founder of DC Shoes.
After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, Block shifted his business focus to Hoonigan Industries. He is the chief brand officer (CBO) and co-owner of the apparel company for automotive enthusiasts.
However, Block is best known for his Gymkhana web series that started back in 2008. That year, he took his 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI with its 530 bhp to an airfield.
The Hoonicorn V2 Mustang will star in Block’s new video project
Designed to showcase DC Sports merchandise, Gymkhana TWO featured 2009 WRX STI with 566 hp and 611 lb-ft of torque. With over 42 million views, the video ends with Block escaping from an explosion while drifting in a scene that looks like deleted footage from Fast and Furious.
Ken Block had become a household name by the time Gymkhana THREE came out. He went outside the United States for the first time with a 2011 Ford Fiesta modified by Olsbergs MSE. The Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry in Paris, France, saw Block go from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, faster than the 2.5 seconds from the mighty Bugatti Veyron.
Six more videos later, Gymkhana has become the largest viral video project in the automotive world. Together, the nine Gymkhanas have garnered more than 160 million views. According to Block, the Hoonicorn V2 Mustang is set to star in Block’s new concept video and why not in the Gymkhana X as well.
Block said the Hoonicorn V2 Mustang is the most frightening car he’s ever driven
Needing more power for his upcoming video, Block and Hoonigan added a twin-turbo setup and a methanol motor to the original 845 bhp Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The result is 1,400 bhp that will probably vaporize Toyo’s tires.
The exterior design has changed, too. On top of its grey-to-black fade base color, there’s a stars and stripes theme similar to that of the MkII Ford Escort mixed with the reflective pattern used on the Ford Fiesta RX43 in Gymkhana EIGHT.
On October 18, Toyo Tires’ YouTube channel will give a sneak peak of Block’s mysterious project in which the Hoonicorn V2 Mustang will make its debut.
Source: Hoonigan Industries