Gymkhana SEVEN was truly one to remember.
In 2014, the team at Hoonigan Racing took to the streets of Los Angles for the latest Gymkhana show, and the masses could not wait to catch glimpse of the all-new Ken Block Mustang.
With unrivaled ingenuity and creativity, a crack team of engineers transformed an ordinary 1965 Ford Mustang into the ultimate, high-performance machine. Technically, it was still the body of a 1965 Mustang, but the addition of the Custom, ASD Motorsports-designed tubular chassis, the roll cage, the door bars, and underbody protection made the Hoonicorn look like something that was straight out of a science-fiction thriller.
As if the exterior modifications were not enough, the stack of throttle bodies protruding roughly a foot out of the hood certainly drew a few double takes. Speaking of the engine compartment, the real draw of the Hoonicorn Mustang took place under the hood.
If you were anywhere near the greater Los Angeles area on the day of Gymkhana SEVEN, you could have heard the roar of the Roush Yates 410 cubic inch engine. The instant torque delivery enabled the Mustang Hoonicorn V1 to put down a whopping 845 hp and 720 lb-ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The near- instant torque delivery combined with the innovative six-speed, all-wheel drive transmission allowed the Hoonicorn to burn rubber like there was no tomorrow!
Elsewhere on the build, the inaugural Ken Block Mustang featured custom front and rear suspension mounts, a hydraulic handbrake to assist in heavy cornering situations, and Recaro seats for the ultimate racing experience.
Even if you did not hear the engine growl at Gymkhana VII, you might have seen the smoke from the tires. The Hoonicorn sat pretty on a quartet of custom, gold 18” x 10.5” wheels with a set of 295/30/18 tires that absolutely tore up the streets of L.A.
When the dust (finally) settled after Gymkhana, the Mustang Hoonicorn V1’s legend grew and the custom build became a star attraction at automotive events. The AWD Mustang appeared at the Ford Booth at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, and several years later, Block took actor Matt LeBlanc for a spin inside the Hoonicorn on an episode of Top Gear.