Ken Block's Bonkers 1965 Ford Mustang Now Has 1,400 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ken Block has improved his custom 1965 Ford Mustang dramatically.

The custom ‘Stang was first unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show packing a 6.7-liter V8 engine with 845 horsepower, 720 pound-feet of torque, and all-wheel drive. But that wasn’t enough for the “Hoonicorn” that starred in Gymkhana 7, as Block has updated it with a twin-turbo setup. Now called Hoonicorn V2, the Mustang features a fully custom twin-turbo setup that’s feeding 21 pounds of boost into the 6.7-liter engine to generate 1,400 hp.

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In addition to updating the powertrain, Block and his team also updated the livery on the car for Block’s new video project. Watch a short video of the Hoonicorn V2 below.

“We got approval for a new video concept using the Hoonicorn, but I needed more power for what I needed it to do,” said Block. “So, I developed the concept for the general idea of what I wanted — two turbos sticking out the hood — and handed that over to my team. They came back with a functional way to make that happen and added methanol to get the setup to produce the power that I wanted. We ended up with 1,400 horsepower! So they may have over-delivered a bit — and I’m happy about that!”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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