It’s another video of Hoonicorn vs the world. This time, Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang is going up against the 950bhp Trophy Truck with AWD and paddle shift. Who will win?
Like the McLaren Senna vs Hoonicorn video, from the off you’ll be wondering why they are even pitting these two machines against each other. Besides the fact that the Hoonicorn Mustang makes a collosal 450hp more power than the 950bhp Trophy Truck, it’s a closer race than you might expect. On paper, the Ford Raptor-based Trophy Truck is down massively, with it weighing over double the amount of the Mustang. But watch the video and you’ll realise that a wheelie-pulling Ford Raptor is no joke, even in a drag race.
Built to race through the desert, the Ford Raptor features a 555 big block Chevy race engine that produces 950hp, naturally-aspirated. The aim is to travel as fast as physically possible over tough terrain and as a result, has a suspension travel of 30 inches, meaning it can climb over obstacles at over 140mph without trouble. The other point which hinders the 950bhp Trophy Truck is the 40-inch Toyo Tires. Yes, that’s a hell of a lot of rotating mass and rubber, perfect for creating traction on loose surfaces, less useful on a stonking-hot, tarmac airstrip in the US…
The Hoonicorn Mustang V2, on the other hand, is a little different. It’s a ’65 Mustang with what is essentially the base for a Nascar V8 engine that’s been reworked for Hoonigan and Gymkhana. Unlike the Trophy Truck, Ken’s Mustang sits on 18-inch Toyo Proxes R888R tyres, a high-grip race compound. It also features AWD and a sequential gearbox.
So, who will win?