In case you’re wondering, yeah, you’re missing SEMA. It’s like a three-ring circus, full of cars and equipment and everything else that you can think of. Forget Barrett-Jackson or Woodward − this is where it’s at. And you shouldn’t be too surprised to find in Las Vegas that special, creative automobile that you’ve been searching for your entire life. And if you’re not looking for anything in particular, we’ve found it anyway: Ken Block’s all-wheel-drive Hoonicorn RTR 1965 Ford Mustang.
The Ford Mustang Hoonicorn was built over the past two years at North Carolina-based ASD Motorsports with assistance from Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR. Starting as a 1965 Mustang coupe, the 845-horse Hoonicorn is powered by a Roush-Yates 410ci Ford small-block backed by a six-speed transmission. All that power is put to the ground by a dedicated Sadev all-wheel-drive system built just for the Hoonicorn. Add some bodywork and graphics that would make Lee Iacocca blush and presto! instant gymkhana street machine.
Or, as Block says, “This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”
The Hoonicorn will be featured in Gymkhana 7, but for now you can appreciate it in the gallery below, or at the 2014 SEMA Show. Your pick.