Ken Block left one of his most precious cars without an owner, a Ford built to be pushed to the limit that the oval brand knew how to participate in its construction. This model was one of the many used by the famous rally driver in competitions and acrobatic events. This Michigan signature car was made exclusively for the American. Then swipe to meet one of the wildest.
Lovers of extreme speed have bid farewell to one of the greatest references in world rallying, who has stood out as one of the most extreme drivers in the world. This is the American Ken Block, who will later have of losing control of his snowmobile, in the state of Utah.
Block was known for being the creator of the famous acrobatic competitions called “gymkhanas”. In addition, his popularity was due to his cars specially built for his very high risk skills, most of them were models belonging to the brand Ford.
At these times, in the personal garage of the deceased runner, only the silence of the engines of these cars used, habitually, by Block. One of these extreme sports is a Ford Mustangfrom 1965. This mythical racing car has been built for the athlete, and its level of transformation has caused it to become a true beast of the road.
It is an extraordinary car that was conceived with an insane V8 Roush Yates engine with 6.7 liters of displacement and capable of developing 845 CV, which was used to run in the Gymkhana 6 edition. But everything indicates that this heart that that initial configuration was not enough, so it was modified again and gained two Garrett turbos that made it be called Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2.
Exterior of Ken Block’s Ford
The exterior of thisMuscle Car” Transformed into a beast of the road, he took on a figure that would make any rival in a ¼ mile drag race fear just by looking at it. It was all plotted with a special paint designed by Block, and also, protruding air inlets on the sides. For its part, this car was lowered to the ground, with special tires and wheels.
This is the interior of this devilish car
The inside of the Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 he was in tune with his outsider side. Its cabin was spartan, which means that it was not thought from the elegant. It had a five-point sports seat, specially designed for this copy, and its rustic image was confirmed by an anti-roll cage that gave it great security.
Motorization of Ken Block’s Ford
This extreme example of Ford was equipped by a 6.7 liter V8 engine that works with methanol and reaches the impressive maximum power that touches the 1,420 horsepower. All the force is transmitted to the two axes through a 6-speed sequential transmission and its weight is about 1,360 kilos.
“I developed the concept on the general idea of what I wanted with two turbos under the hood, and I passed it on to my team. They came back with a viable project and added the methanol to the set-up to get the power I wanted. “We finished with 1,400bhp! When the engine starts revving, it drives my Toyo wheels towards destruction so quickly that I can’t upshift fast enough. It’s sheer madness trying to drive this monster. It’s impressive,” he had said long ago. Block in reference to this Ford.
If you had the chance to drive it, do you think you would have the guts to live up to its power?