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Video: Ken Block’s 1400hp Mustang Makes Maybe the Best Pikes Peak Run You’ll Ever Watch

By Brad Nash

Tue Sep 26 2017

When it comes to writing content about cars, a new Ken Block video coming out is about as easy of a win as you could ever hope to get.

Nonetheless, he may have topped himself here, as he brings his famous ‘Hoonicorn’ to Pikes Peak for a 9 minute, 12.42 mile, completely sideways insanity run that’s simply titled ‘Climbkhana’. The reason for this name becomes apparent pretty quickly, as a number of obstacles are left on the world’s most famous hill climb for Block to navigate in his trademark fashion.

 

For those unfamiliar with the Hoonicorn, it’s what Block lovingly calls his 1400 horsepower, twin-turbo, methanol-fueled 1965 Ford Mustang. The All-Wheel-Drive Hoonicorn is also slammed to the ground and fitted with Toyo Proxes R888R Tyres. The result is a Mustang that drifts and turns like no 60s muscle car on the planet today.

Of course, this is no speed run, so if you’re looking for the ultimate battle between man and the peak, you may have to look elsewhere. But if you want to witness probably the loudest, most chaotic, most ludicrous Pikes Peak run ever, then this is the place to do so.