An In-Depth Look At Ken Block’s Insane 914 HP Hoonitruck

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Gymkhana 10 has finally hit the web after much anticipation from the world’s various Ken Block fans.

Gymkhana 10 is an epic compilation of some of Ken Block’s best driving and features five cars total: a WRC-spec Ford Fiesta rally car, the 1,400 hp Hoonicorn V2 Mustang, a Focus rallycross car, Block’s now burned out Escort Cosworth and the 914 hp EcoBoost V6-powered Hoonitruck.

The Hoonitruck is certainly the star of Gymkhana 10. The near-1,000 hp pickup started out life as your standard 1977 Ford F-150, but has since been turned into a certified drift missile with some absolutely gorgeous attention to detail.

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Block chose to build his Gymkhana 10 star car around a 1977 Ford F-150 because it’s the same model and year of truck his father owned when he was teenager. Block performed many of his first stunts behind the wheel of the humble blue collar pickup (as teenage boys do) and the Hoonitruck is a not-so-subtle nod to where it all began for ol’ Kenny.

Photo via TheHoonigans

Powering the Hooniruck is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which is using the same design as the V6 found in Ford’s old Daytona Prototype. The Roush-Yates-built six-cylinder makes 914 hp and over 700 lb-ft of torque and features a unique-looking 3D printed intake manifold. Paired with the V6 is a Sadev six-speed sequential racing transmission and a four-wheel drive system.

As Gymkhana 10 showed, this setup does quite a good job of shredding the Hoonitrucks tires to bits.

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You’ve heard enough about the Hoonitruck from us, though. Allow Block to give you an in-depth tour of the Hoonitruck alongside the guy that was in charge of building it, Detroit Speed’s┬áChris Porter, via the video embedded above.

The in-depth, 24-minute long video provides a great look at the Hoonitruck, and considering there’s only one of these V6-powered drift trucks in the world, it’s probably the closest you’ll ever get to actually seeing it in real life.

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