Ford F-150 drift pickup built for Ken BlockOctober 25, 2018
Ken Block and The Hoonigans team unveiled a new drift car that debuts in the next, tenth episode of the Gymkhana series. For the anniversary release, together with the firm Detroit Speed, Hoonitruck was built, a custom pickup truck that looks like a 1977 Ford F-150.
Like the 1400-horsepower Hoonicorn, the Hoonitruck is built around an individually designed chassis with a tubular frame. Body panels are probably partly borrowed from the original Ford F-150. The pickup is equipped with an all-wheel drive system, like a rally car, and a twin-turbo engine V6 EcoBoost, modified by Ford Performance.
The return of the 3.5-liter unit, borrowed from the Leman Ford GT, is 927 horsepower and 952 Nm of torque. One of its features is an intake manifold printed on a 3D printer. The engine is combined with a six-speed sequential gearbox Sadev.
The previous Ken Block car, designed in the 1965 Ford Mustang style, the Hoonicorn, was built in collaboration with drifter Von Gittin Jr. and his company RTR, as well as ASD Motorsports. A drift car was equipped with a 6.7-liter eight-cylinder Roush-Yates racing engine, a six-speed Sadev transmission and a hydraulic “handbrake.”