Friday, March 6th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

Even though I’m sure that the vast majority of you are more than familiar with the orchestrated hooning videos otherwise known as the Gymkhana series, it is worth mentioning that the naked chassis in the footage above is actually the vehicle used by Ken Block in Gymkhana 7. Although touted as a ’65 Mustang, the all-wheel-drive monster started out as a 1966 model bought off eBay, which the manics from ASD Motorsports and RTR transformed into the so-called Hoonicorn specifically for Ken Block’s use in Gymkhana 7.

Following a two-year process, only the roof and a couple of body panels remained from the original car, the rest consisting of a mishmash of design elements from Group B rallying, DTM racing, Mad Max movie vehicles, classic American muscle cars and flamboyant Japanese bodykits. All of those were added on top of the naked chassis you see above.

Power comes from a 410-cubic-inch V-8 from Roush Yates, which delivers 845 horsepower and 720 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels thanks to a sequential, six-speed transmission from Sadev. The tubular chassis was developed by ASD Motorsports, who also built a bespoke roll-cage and fitted some extra carbon fiber panels. Tires all-round are Pirelli Trofeo R, sized 295/30/18, which have a compound specifically designed for the Gymkhana run. According to Block, the thrashing in the footage above was the only trial he put the car through before filming the seventh edition of Gymkhana.

Ken Block’s First Test Of The Naked Hoonicorn: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 6 March 2015 15:00 EST.

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