Inspired by the antics of Forza Horizon users, Ken Block is pitting his ‘Hoonicorn v2’ Mustang against all manner of vehicles. We’ve already seen the V8 drift monster take on a McLaren Senna, and now it’s time for the highly bespoke creation’s next challenge.
A victory, though, isn’t exactly going to be a tall order. Hoonicorn is facing off against the Ford Raptor Trophy Truck of three-time Baha 500 winner Bryce Menzies, and while this beast may have 950bhp, it also weighs over three tonnes. Hoonicorn is less than half the weight and has more power - 1400bhp from a 6.7-litre, twin-turbo Roush Yates V8.
Not that we care. Partly because, having watched Hoonicorn drifting around for the last few years, it’s awesome to see it in a different environment. The savagery of the gear changes from the short-ratio transmission, the filthy V8 noise, the way it disappears into the distance - it’s quite something.
Plus, the Trophy Truck has a good try at stealing the show with its wheelie-popping antics off the line. It’s also given a leg-up in the 500-foot ‘bonus round’ by starting a couple of car lengths further forward.
And finally, the Raptor and Menzies have a go at something Hoonicorn is more used to - shredding rubber and making smoke. Yep, with the 40-inch off-road tyres. Impressive.