Old man Ken Block is semi-retired from a world of professional honey, but the twin-turbo Mustang he is known for, Hoonicorn, has somehow become a famous drag racing machine. It has gone up against all sorts of exotic and weird rivals, leading to this race against the worst mother ever to leave a Ford factory, the Shelby Mustang GT500.
All the cards appear to have been stacked in favor of the 1965 Mustang engine, as the V8 sprouts giant turbos through the hood, needed to deliver enough boost for 1,400 horsepower. Meanwhile, the GT500 is Ford’s most powerful pony, but it earns “only” 760 horsepower with the help of a compressor. There is quite a lot for something that can be driven daily. And while the drivetrain is impressive, it does not have carbon wheels.
The road car is also over 1000 kg heavier, but the real difference maker will be it AWD in Hoonicorn, which can give it a huge advantage. Exactly … how can we put this politely. If you drove the GT500 against Hoonicorn in Forza Horizon … you’ll feel like you need a lot more credit to buy something decent.
To make things more interesting, the guys at Hoonigan decide to make a rolling start in the GT500. Win or lose, the Shelby is a pretty fast and pretty cool production car. Just do not choose matches with Ken Block’s monster machine.