Ken Block Has a New Race Car

Michael Accardi
by Michael Accardi

Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division recently procured a 1991 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Group A-spec rally car that Block plans to campaign in various stage rallies during 2018.

“While just yesterday we announced that myself and my team were done racing in World RX after this season, we also mentioned that I was intending on heading back out into the woods to do some stage rallies in 2018. This car here [ Block’s new Escort] is one of the vehicles I plan on racing on gravel stage rallies and I’m very excited about it. I’ve always loved these cars and my team director, Derek Dauncey, finally found one for me that fit the exact specifications of what I was looking for. I’m stoked about it and I’m really looking forward to racing this beast!”

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The ’91 Escort RS is a properly sorted former World Rally Championship whip. This Cossie features an upgraded turbocharged 2.0-liter producing 400 horsepower and 405 pound-feet currently, it also has an upgraded alloy block instead of the original’s steel block. The engine is hooked to a seven-speed sequential gearbox while the suspension is easily adaptable for both gravel and tarmac races.

Hoonigan plans to announce Block’s race schedule for next year in early 2018.

A version of this story originally appeared on All Ford Mustangs

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