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Ken Block has presented his next insane vehicle for gymkhana. For the meanwhile tenth film it will be a 1977 Ford F-150 which of course has nothing in common with the production vehicle. He was dated Detroit Speed Shop from Mooresville (North Carolina) built in the last 2 years. The design and the styling as well as of course the idea come from Hoonigan itself. By the way, the vehicle is not randomly chosen because it is a homage to Ken's father and a reminder of the childhood of the drift artist and rally driver. But now to the car. The complete widebody body has been slipped over a special handmade and custom-made tubular frame while the pickup a BiTurbo 3.5-liter V6 planted under the hood.
656 PS & 746 NM? Once upon a time…
And if you are wondering whether it might be the 656 PS & 746 NM strong engine of the current Ford GT, you are exactly right. The engine comes directly from Ford Racing's GT Le Mans development program. After robbing the bonnet of a good 50% of its area, it fits into the F-150, which now stands there with a huge power dome and huge turbochargers on the right and left. And it goes without saying that these turbochargers are not standard. They are part of the extensive performance upgrade for the Hoonitruck that ensures that awesome 928 hp (at 7.400 rpm) and 702 Nm of torque (at 6.450 rpm. ) thanks to all-wheel drive you can attack the 20-inch custom-made Fifteen52 beadlock rims with 315mm slippers.
Sadev 6 gear racing gear as in Hoonicorn
Switching is done by means of Sadev 6-speed racing transmission quite similar to that of 1.400 PS Hoonicorn is. The complete aluminum body of the F-150 is a handmade one-off. Starting with the front bumper including spoiler lip, over the huge fender flares front and rear up to the rear view with the huge Ducktail spoiler lip. Everything was made specifically for this vehicle and this also applies to the fenders with integrated side pipes. And the practical benefit of a Ford F-150? It has "almost" completely disappeared! The loading area no longer exists and even the interior is designed for nothing but speed with a roll cage and extremely spartan racing equipment. Only a few unusual gimmicks such as a remote start function, a reversing camera or the built-in trailer hitch raise a few questions.
That this huge projectile drives differently than the small one Ford Focus RS RX and of course the mighty one AWD Mustang von Block should be clear. We'll know more on December 7th! There is the official Gymkhana 10 presentation on Amazon that will show the Ford F-150 Hoonitruck in action. The whole thing runs as an exclusive version of Amazon Prime and this time not via YouTube. The vehicle can already be admired next week at SEMA 2018. We do not currently have any more details about the Hoonitruck. If we receive more in a timely manner, there will of course be an update for this report, as always. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
(Photos: Hoonigan Racing Division)
The most important basic data summarized:
- for Gymkhana 10
- Base 1977 Ford F-150 pickup
- Tuning by Detroit Speed Shop from Mooresville (North Carolina)
- Construction 2 years
- Design and styling by Hoonigan
- Widebody aluminum body (bumper including spoiler lip, front and rear fender flares, duck-tail spoiler lip, rear bumper)
- handcrafted and customized tubular frame
- BiTurbo 3.5-liter V6 (GT Le Mans development program by Ford Racing) from 656 PS & 746 NM by means of a performance upgrade to 928 PS (at 7.400 rpm) and 702 Nm torque (at 6.450 rpm)
- Hood with Powerdome
- 20 inch Fifteen52 beadlock rims
- 315mm Toyo tires all around
- Sadev 6-speed racing gearbox (similar to the Hoonicorn)
- Sport exhaust system with sidepipes in the fenders
- Interior is with roll cage, spartan racing equipment, remote start function, reversing camera
- Lowering (sports springs, coil springs, sports suspension, coilover suspension - more information is not available)
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Ken Block's Gymkhana 10 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
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