As one of the big sensations of the 2014 SEMA show, the 845-horse Hoonicorn Mustang captured everyone’s attention, including those of Car and Driver. The Hoonicorn is set to star in Ken Block’s next project, Gymkhana 7, which is being filmed in Los Angeles.
The Hoonicorn Mustang was designed by Block and Vaughn Gittin Jr. in conjunction with his RTR tuning company, said to be “a mix of influences and inspirations that include the current crop of WRC cars, DTM cars, and even toy cars from Block’s youth.” North Carolina-based Autosport Dynamics then built the duo’s vision, which started off as a 1965 Mustang coupe and then received carbon-fiber body panels surrounding a tubular-frame skeleton. Under the hood you’ll find a 410ci Roush Yates small-block with NASCAR-spec heads hooked to a Sadev six-speed transmission. Did we mention the Hoonicorn is also all-wheel-drive?
Underneath the Hoonicorn Mustang you’ll find all-independent control arms machined from billet aluminum, plus hydraulic handbrake controls to allow Block to literally turn on a dime. The gold forged Tarmac R40 wheels from Fifteen52 wear 295/30R-18 Pirelli Trofeo R tires − that’s about $5,500 worth of rolling stock right there.
It is expected that Gymkhana 7 will hit YouTube on November 17, 2014.