Ken Block Blows Up The Internet Again With A 914HP EcoBoost F-150

To say Ken Block is an internet sensation would be an understatement. His Gymkhana video series showcases his driving skills in a number of amazing machines. For the tenth film in the series, the head Hoonigan turned to Detroit Speed in Mooresville, North Carolina, to construct an all-wheel-drive, EcoBoost-powered version of the same model truck he learned to drive in — a 1977 Ford F-150.

…It’s simply one of the most badass and unique vehicles I’ve seen in a long time… — Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing Division

Believe it or not, the 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck shares some traits with Ford’s modern pickups, including the aluminum used for its bodywork. It even has a backup camera and remote-start capabilities via the Ford Pass smartphone app. (Photo Credit: Hoonigan)

“This project has been in the works for about two years,” Ken explained. “I’m beyond pleased with how it turned out, it’s simply one of the most badass and unique vehicles I’ve seen in a long time and I think it complements my Hoonicorn perfectly. It’s also crazy to be throwing something around that’s this size when doing Gymkhana-style driving. But, it looks absolutely wild on camera, and that was our goal from the start. I can’t wait for the fans to be able to see it in action, I think they’re gonna love it!”

Under the hood of the Hoonitruck is a 900-plus horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, similar to the powerplant used in the modern Raptor and Ford GT.

You will be able to see the truck’s build, testing, and filming of Gymkhana Ten as part of Ken’s new Amazon Prime series, The Gymkhana Files. It is on that platform where Gymkhana Ten will first be shown on December 7, 2018 before eventually appearing on the Hoonigan YouTube channel on December 17, 2018. Before all that, however, attendees of the SEMA show will be able to peep this monster machine in the Toyo Tires booth.

1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck Specs

• 3.5-liter Ford Performance/Roush Yates EcoBoost V6

• 914 horsepower

• 702 lb-ft of torque

• Chassis design, engineering and bodywork by Detroit Speed Engineering

• Custom 20-inch fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels

• Hand-hammered military-grade aluminum bodywork

• Sadev six-speed, all-wheel-drive gearbox

• Styling by Block and his team at Hoonigan

• Toyo Tires Proxes ST III

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