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Bring Out Your Inner Hoon With HPI Racing’s Ken Block Hoonicorn RC Car
Release Your Inner Hoon: Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang can be yours thanks to HPI Racing’s latest R/C car offering
Ken Block is a YouTube phenomenon, having racked up tens of millions of views with his Gymkhana videos over the years. As a Ford-sponsored driver he has rocked a Ford Fiesta in his Gymkhana videos, as that’s what he races in Rally America and at the X-Games. That changed when Gymkhana 7 dropped right around the 2014 SEMA show and Block debuted a wild 845 horsepower Roush Yates small-block mated to one-off all-wheel-drive system. Gymkhana 7 hit YouTube and spread like wildfire, mainly in part to its intro sequence where the classic Ford Mustang starts the video with a four-wheel burnout! The 12-minute video continued with Block tearing up the streets and famous landmarks around southern California. To date the Gymkhana 7 video has hit 32 million views, and if you haven’t seen the video we’ve included it here. Be it SEMA, or the Goodwood festival, Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang continues to be a viral video star all over the web, causing Mustang fans worldwide to dream of somehow owning their own Hoonicorn. Well now you can!
HPI Racing, who make a full line of radio controlled cars and trucks under license from Ford (Fiesta, Raptor, F-series, Mustang, etc.) let us have a sneak peek at its latest Ford offering—The Hoonicorn Mustang from Ken Block. HPI Racing is tight with Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Racing Division as well, having made R/C versions of many of Ken’s race liveried Fiestas over the years. The new Hoonicorn Mustang sits on HPI Racing’s all new RS4 Sport 3 chassis and features a fully licensed replica body with correct body shape, graphics, and more. The new RS4 Sport 3 chassis hit the market earlier this year and is already seeing performance upgrades available, so just like your full scale car you can upgrade the RS4 Sport 3 with different suspension, chassis, and other upgrades. You’ll be able to pick up HPI Racing’s Ken Block Hoonicorn Mustang soon and we can’t wait to get one ourselves and have some video fun of our own, though I don’t think we’ll be able to beat Block’s 32 million-plus views anytime soon!