Video: Super Mustang Ken Block Lost Drag Race To Delivery Van
The creators of the YouTube series Hoonicorn vs The World have selected an unusual rival for the extreme Ken Block and his 1400-horsepower custom Mustang - a 1969 delivery van. Given the more than threefold difference in power, the race organizers were forced to radically change the rules during the races.
- The Chevrolet P10 van is used by Hoonigan to deliver official promotional items and has therefore undergone a number of significant improvements. The most ambitious of them was the power unit. The rear-wheel drive "refrigerator on wheels", as its owners call it, which has already been exchanged for half a century, is driven by an eight-cylinder LS engine developing up to 420 hp. and paired with a four-band "automatic".
- However, his opponent looks much more serious. Weighing only 1360 kilograms, the Hoonicorn not only has a 1400-horsepower supercharged V8, but also an all-wheel drive system, as opposed to a rear-wheel drive van. Therefore, the organizers of the races gave the van pilot a small head start from the very first start. Nevertheless, the super-Mustang overtook his opponent in second gear.
For the second race, the starting point of the van was moved one third of the distance closer to the finish line. But almost in front of the most checkered flags, Ken Block nevertheless took the lead. Race 3 was arguably the strangest of the show's entire season. The rivals started in different directions: the van went to the finish line, and Ken Block went in the opposite direction and performed several turns in the style of Dzhimkhana, after which he rushed to catch up with his opponent. The super-Mustang eventually lost the bonus round, although the sum of the results was declared the winner.
- This is Ken Block's third loss. One of the victories also went to his rival - the factory version of the Shelby Mustang GT500 - as a result of a handicap, but the "world's fastest" Audi RS3 with a thousand-horsepower engine took over the Hoonicorn by the standard rules.