There are only a few things you can say with surety and one among them is, if you don't know who Ken Block is, you are not much of an Automobile Enthusiast. Ken block is widely regarded as the king of drifting and famous for making some insane videos under the series name Gymkhana, where he drifts around his car in a garage or an abandoned airstrip, or a whole city for that matter.
And this time, Mr. Block is back again after completing 6 successful videos. The last one was the famous Grid course, where he imitated the video gaming race course., as he is also the race advisor for the famous Need For Speed video games. Majorly driving his Ford Focus, in this 7th video, Ken Block will be driving a heavily modified, 1960's Ford Mustang. Guess his love for the Blue Oval is not over yet!
The Ford Mustang, Ken is driving, is completely different from his previous drives, which were mostly the cutting-edge rally cars. Instead, he will drive a heavily modified 1965 Ford Mustang, called the Hoonicorn (Some name it is!). And what is heavily modified, you may ask?? Well, Block's Hooligan Racing Division, ASD Motorsports and Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR, spent two years working on it.
And what does 2 years get you? They have scrapped the standard engine and replaced it with a 410-cubic-inch Roush Yates V8. Yes, that's a NASCAR engine, and it produces 845 horsepower. Typically a NASCAR-powered Mustang will be enough to create a stir around the globe, but wait, that's not it! Ken Block has worked insanely on the powertrain too, with the power now being channeled through a one-off Sadev transmission and all-wheel-drive system. In a layman's language, it is a NASCAR stock car with a WRC racer.
Our only instruction before you watch this video is, no matter what, don't try this at home. Ken is a skilled professional and he shoots all his video under controlled environment.