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Ken Block Just Made The Hoonicorn Nearly Twice As Powerful With 2 Insane Modifications

Ken Block first introduced us to the complete insanity of the Hoonicorn, an AWD custom built classic Ford Mustang, in Gymkhana 7. In addition it was also used to annoy London. The 800 horsepower, AWD Notchback Mustang wasn’t exactly slow. However that didn’t stop Block and his crack team of mental patients from strapping 2 ginormous turbos to the car. Because of an upcoming event “at altitude” for Toyo tires Ken came to the conclusion that 800 horsepower just wasn’t going to cut it. The 2 open turbos have proven excellent at picking up dirt and debris during testing. Block even goes as far to point out the small nicks in the impellers. Interestingly enough the turbos do not feed into an intercooler, in fact there is no intercooler at all on this car. Instead Block’s crack mechanics used methanol as the combustible liquid. Methanol does a much better job of cooling than standard gasoline, so in addition to providing a much bigger bang it also cools the charge air.

Watch the official launch of the Hoonicorn Version 2 here:

Or if you have a short attention span, watch it roast some marshmellows.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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