The 1,400-HP Hoonicorn 2 Is Ken Block's Most Terrifying Ride Ever - Maxim

The 1,400-HP Hoonicorn 2 Is Ken Block's Most Terrifying Ride Ever

Say a prayer for the drifting king.
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Photo: Hoonigan

Obviously, Ken Block's '65 Mustang "Hoonigan" was lacking power back when he shot the drift video "Gymkhana 7" using the all-wheel-drive Pony car. So he bolted on twin turbochargers and switched to methanol fuel (yes, like top methanol dragsters use) to boost Hoonigan's 410 cubic inch V8 to a stunning 1,400 horsepower. Yikes.

Photo: Hoonigan

Photo: Hoonigan

That's not the methanol fumes making your eyes water, it is the shocking power from the engine.

Photo: Hoonigan

Photo: Hoonigan

To signal the newfound power—in case you can't see the turbochargers protruding through the hood—Hoonigan wears a patriotic red, white and blue paint livery up front, while retaining the previous black in the rear.

Photo: Hoonigan

Photo: Hoonigan

The car's insane horsepower has stunned even the tire smoke-addled Block. “When I say that this is the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven, I’m not exaggerating... at all" he stated. "The motor revs and spins my Toyo tires to destruction so quickly that I can’t change the gears fast enough. It’s genuinely a mind-numbing, crazy experience to try to drive this thing. It’s amazing.”

Photo: Hoonigan

Photo: Hoonigan

Look for this new, scarier Hoonigan in an upcoming Gymkhana drift video soon.