We can’t get enough of Ken Block’s ultra custom 1965 Mustang he affectionately refers to as the Hoonicorn. It was one of the baddest drift vehicles on the planet when it was in it’s original form with “only” 800hp, and now it has a twin turbo setup that pushed the horsepower up to at least 1,400, if not more. So anything that comes up about the Hoonicorn we’re all ears if you catch my drift, pun intended.
One of the best episodes of the recently revamped Top Gear was when Ken Block invaded the quiet city of London with the original version of the Hoonicorn and its high revving naturally aspirated Roush Yates V8. It was sort of a lame bit where Matt LeBlanc was supposed to go “site seeing” and Block was going to be his tour guide. But let’s be real, any true gearhead would be losing their mind with excitement riding in the Hoonicorn for your own personal mini gymkhana session. I get that it’s a TV show, but it’s primarily a car show, so it would be ok to show your true colors in that situation.
Top Gear recently released a new extended director’s cut of that London invasion and it was interesting to see the old Hoonicorn again without the two massive red and blue turbos sticking out the hood. There’s no question that having almost double the horsepower would be so awesome, but there’s something about the sound of that naturally aspirated engine that’s intoxicating. We’re not sure why it’s taken TG this long to release it, maybe they’re doing anything they can to attempt to derail the popularity freight train that is the Grand Tour. But we could be reaching. None the less its a great film of the Hoonicorn in action and the sound is spectacular so sit back and enjoy, and don’t forget to turn your speakers up or at least put in some headphones.