Ford Vs Ferrari: Hoonigan Model

Ken Block’s daughter harnesses the Hoonicorn’s 1,400 horsepower with a purpose to race Damon from Day by day Pushed Exotics in his twin-turbo Ferrari F12

by Dim Angelov, on

Hoonigan has been staging a number of the craziest drag races, seen on YouTube. As a part of the channel’s “This vs That” sequence, we now get “Hoonicorn vs the World” – a sequence of drag battles, the place Ken Block’s teenage daughter – Lia Block – who is barely 14, rocks the 1,400-horsepower Mustang, often known as the Hoonicorn. Within the earlier episode, Lia Block raced an NHRA C6 Corvette and now, she’s going up towards a Hoonicorn-inspired, 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta twin-turbo.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

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The Italian V-12 grand-tourer is introduced by Damon, from Day by day Pushed Exotics. The front-engine Ferrari was truly impressed by Ken Block’s Hoonicorn, which is why it has two turbochargers protruding the entrance hood. The F12 is loads fast out of the field, with a 6.3-liter, normally-aspirated V-12 that produces 740 horsepower and 509 pound-feet (690 Nm).

Clearly, that wasn’t sufficient, so Aaron Kaufman, from Arclight Fabrication (beforehand from Fuel Monkey Storage), constructed a twin-turbo package for the Italian stallion. The automotive now places out 1,000 horsepower to the rear wheels and even managed to explode the rear tires, on the dyno as soon as. Nearly all the pieces else is inventory, together with the gearbox, though it does have some Novitec decreasing springs and a few aftermarket, HRE wheels.

The exhaust ideas stick out the entrance hood and since they generate a lot warmth, the windshield is cracked and bubbles have been shaped on sections of the dashboard –discuss inside care.

Hoonicorn Mustang

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This one doesn’t actually need an introduction, however right here goes. Hoonicorn is predicated on a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback, however nearly nothing stays of the unique automotive. It’s wider, decrease, a lot lighter, and far meaner than the inventory automotive. Its 410 cubic-inch, twin-turbo V-8 makes 1,400 horsepower, which works to all 4 wheels by way of a Sadev, six-speed sequential gearbox.

The automotive options extra security and a fire-suppression system. There’s additionally a brand new livery, which is a throwback to the primary model of the Hoonicorn, which was nonetheless usually aspirated. The American Racing VF503, solid aluminum wheels are additionally new and styled after the previous NASCAR, D-window wheels. The wheels additionally characteristic experimental tech, which ought to stop the tires from slipping on the bead.

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The automotive additionally contains a “weight-reduction mod” within the center, which can also be a driver mod, within the type of 14-year-old Lia Block. If Damon loses, he could have the embarrassing job of explaining how he misplaced to a young person in a Mustang.

The Races

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The automobiles go at it twice, on 1,000 toes. It’s price noting that Lia has been extensively skilled for a few months, earlier than racing within the 1,400-horsepower Hoonicorn. That and he or she is her father’s daughter. From a dig, the lighter, extra highly effective Mustang, rockets forward and stays there. The Ferrari loses the primary race, badly. Sadly, clutch-slippage performed a task in that too, which works to point out that if you add a variety of energy, altering the clutch is a good suggestion.

Spherical two is a race with a twist. Lia and the Hoonicorn begin from a dig, whereas Damon within the Ferrari will get a 60 mph (97 km/h) roll. Hoonicorn smokes all 4 tires all through the primary three gears, however with some throttle modulation, Lia manages to tame the ability. The race was shut, however in the long run, Hoonicorn managed to grab one other win.

Will the Ferrari return with beefier rear tires and an upgraded clutch? It stays to be seen. Till then, Lia takes one other win within the “Hoonicorn vs the world” sequence.


Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring lovers. My ardour for automobiles was awoken on the age of six, once I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and marketing and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Through the years, I’ve practiced and develop into expert in precision driving and thus far have take a look at pushed greater than 250 automobiles throughout the globe. Through the years, I’ve picked up fundamental mechanical information and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Kind and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. Recently, I’ve taken a flowery to automotive images, and whereas trendy automobiles are my main ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, battle historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automotive restoration. In time, I plan my very own basic automotive restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I count on to determine my very own racing group.  Learn full bio

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