Today we got a look – an official look – at the car Ken Block will drive in Gymkhana 7. It’s called the Hoonicorn.
They should have showed us this last Friday because this is scary to look at and scarier once you hear the specs. Bullet time:
• 1965 Ford Mustang
• Roush Yates 410 in.3 Ford V8
• Six-speed transmission
• All-wheel drive
• Wicked black paint and aero kit
This grim reanimation of a mythical beast makes a ridiculous 845 horsepower and reportedly took two years to bring to life. We have Charlotte, North Carolina’s very own ASD Motorsports to thank for unleashing this terror into the streets, or at least into the next drift-tacular video that Block releases.
The Hoonicorn is set to be revealed at the SEMA Show in Vegas this week, but it isn’t the only super Mustang around.
Roush Performance recently detailed their tuning plans for the 2015 Mustang for all three powertrains, or stages, as they designate them. Actual performance boosts haven’t been released yet, but you can get a grasp of the visual upgrades if you check out the photos in this gallery. There’s also an official press release on the subject.
What could be most exciting of all is the announcement Ford has planned for November 17 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Preliminary whispers and this video – the first of five – give a strong indication that we’re going to see the return of the Mustang GT350. The video focuses on racing of all kinds – though drag racing is curiously absent – and the various teaser shots make it fairly apparent the car will be performance oriented. We can’t think of a car that would make bigger waves than a new Shelby. We’ll have more news for you leading up to and after the reveal in a few weeks, so keep watching this space.