Ken Block’s all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang rebuilt for Climbkhana
I first saw her in an aging warehouse on the east side of downtown Los Angeles. A raven-skinned beauty, her skin glistened under diffused sunlight seeping in from a row of windows. She didn’t have to move to make her presence known, standing on the worn concrete was enough. Her breathy voice first caught my attention, and her curves kept it there. She was wearing a chain.A familiar face saddled up to her. Alas, she belonged to another. Under his coaxing, she, the Hoonicorn, roared to life, spinning not just her rear tires in ultra slow-mo, but her front ones as well, glorious smoke billowing out from all four wheel wells. It was love at first sight, Mustang purists be damned. That was her in Gymkhana 7, nearly three years ago. Now, after a rigorous fitness regimen to get ready to tackle the 14,115-foot elevation of Pikes Peak for Climbkhana, she’s back and lovelier than ever. Here are 11 reasons why Ken Block’s Hoonicorn V2 holds our collective heart.