By now, just about every gearhead has heard of the Hoonicorn – Ken Blocks absolutely insane 800 horsepower, all-wheel drive, classic Mustang. To say this car was built for one thing and one thing only is an understatement, because we’re finding it hard to believe that car can do anything else other than smoke the tires and raise a little Hell.
The first time we saw a glimpse of this crazy Mustang was back in October of 2014, when Block was out testing the limits of the car he calls the Hoonicorn. All we knew about it was that somehow they managed to load up an AWD drivetrain under the confines of a first gen Mustang.
After that beautiful, smoke-filled day in Los Angeles we started to see videos and car features pop up in every corner of the automotive internet. First we got to see Block thrashing on the bare bones car during some high spirited testing. Then there were some “behind the scenes” video scenes with a GoPro Hero4, and up close and personal shots of the car.
All of this led up to the seventh installment of Block’s Gymkhana series, where he pulls off the ultimate Hoonigan antics and shreds the tires, creating more smoke than you would think is possible without losing a tire.
So what do you do when you’ve taken your Hoonicorn all over the streets of LA? You follow it up with a bunch of Hooning at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to show off and make some noise. Goodwood Festival of Speed is a hillclimb event held annually on the grounds of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. It’s typically run in June or July, and has been held since 1993.
This is the event you would typically find historic racecars, but lately we’ve seen some well-known cars and drivers from this side of the pond, like Richard Petty, John Hennessey, and even Hemi Under Glass. While most participants are aiming to get up the hill as fast as possible, that doesn’t quite fit in with the Hoonicorn’s agenda or purpose, so you can bet there was a bit of tire smokin’ going on. Check out the video below and watch him overcook it a bit in a turn.