"Even as a kid I remember dreaming about racing there some day because it looked so epic".
Drifting star Ken Block is back and in another drifting-based video that takes place at the legendary Pikes Peak hill climb.
For Block, filming Climbkhana at Pikes Peak was a unique opportunity.
The last time we checked in with Ken Block, he had just finished driving up and down sand dunes in Utah, a bit of a departure from the more urban settings that had defined most of the Gymkhana videos to that point. While the road closes once a year for the Hill Climb, no one has ever been given the access to turn the landmark location into a playground. So, Hoonicorn V2 was born. The almost 800hp AWD machine was upgraded with twin turbos and reconfigured to run on methanol fuel. At that altitude, only a turbocharged engine will be happy inhaling the thin air, and indeed Block's Hoonicorn appears to have no qualms about the lack of oxygen. Block and his crew experienced multiple production setbacks, having to go to the mountain on three separate occasions over 12 months due to both weather and development issues to be able to finish the film. At the time, Block called it "frightening to drive", saying "it's trying to kill me". So a year ago, he and his team added two turbochargers and a methanol injection system that gave the Hoonicorn a whopping 1,400 hp. Learn more about the Proxes R888R DOT competition tire and find a dealer at www.toyotires.com/tires/competition-tires.
Back in 2014, Ken Block unveiled one of the most extreme Mustangs ever: a 1965 coupe with 845 hp and all-wheel drive. Now it's still quite fun to drive, but it melts tyres ridiculously quick. "This is the most powerful all-wheel-drive-type auto in the world to be driven this way, so I'm genuinely glad I didn't die making this video!" To watch it now, click the link below. The company offers a full line of premium tires for almost every vehicle including light trucks, SUVs, crossovers, sports cars, luxury cars and hybrids as well as commercial trucks. Be sure to join the Toyo Tires community on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.