Sometimes the best way to find out if something works is to do everything possible to break it at an early stage. After all, a seemingly minor piece of equipment crumbling during crunch time would be awful. The folks responsible for building Ken Block's Hoonicorn needed to do just that before the shooting of Gymkhana 7, and they decided to hand it over to Block for the trial by fire.

The test came long before the Hoonicorn received most of the 1965 Ford Mustang-inspired bodywork, and that just left the 845-horsepower, 6.7-liter V8 engine completely exposed at the front, a roll cage, roof, fenders and not much else. The custom all-wheel drive system was already fitted, as well, to let Block do his thing. The team unleashed him on an empty piece of tarmac with just a few barrels to play with. The result was a cacophony of wonderful automotive noise and a smokescreen from the spinning tires.

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