Drift, Motorsport

Ken Block takes on Pikes Peak

Ken Block Climbkhana

A 1,400-horsepower Mustang drifts up the side of a mountain.

Last Year Ken Block announced he is sick of the 845HP car and wanted to do more, therefore the release of the 1400HP Mustang .

We all know the Gymkhana video series that comes our every once in a while. This time, instead of drifting his way through a city or abandoned factory, he’s upped his game to a new level. Ken Block took his Ford Mustang up to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Yes, that Pikes Peak, the one that runs up the side of a mountain, much of it above the tree line, with few guardrails and thousand-foot drops off the side.

The Climbkhana:

You will recognize Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from few years ago when he released his Gymkhana Seven video. Back then, his Mustang was powered by a “nonsensical” 845hp (630kW) naturally aspirated 6.7L V8. But last year, the Hoonicorn got an upgrade. Now it sports a pair of turbochargers too large to be contained by the hood, and it uses methanol as a fuel. The result is 1,400hp (1044kW)—presumably at sea level, anyway.

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