Ken Block, the seriously talented driving magician, has had a torrid time of things in the recent Rally de Espana, getting a puncture on the event’s final day. But do you think he cared? Nope. Not when he’s coming home to this at SEMA 2014.
SEMA’s usually a source for crazy, out-of-this-world customs, but we think this sleek motor has stolen our hearts.
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It’s a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback featuring a monster 6.71-litre Roush Yates V8 good for 845-horsepower, driving a “one-off Sadev all-wheel drive system”.
Built by Block, Hoonigan and RTR — Vaughn Gittin Jrâ€
Block plans to use the behemoth in his upcoming Gymkana SEVEN video, which should be quite a hoot.
But quoting the internal spec sheet is only half the fun. Just have a look at the strangely gorgeous specimen in the gallery below.
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That intimidating bonnet stack feeds the 6.7-litre V8 engine. 845-horsepower seems plenty.
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It's a strange kind of gorgeous, isn't it?
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The car remains low even though there's an all-wheel drive system employed. It allows Block to thrash the car around tight corners more easily.
Block Ford Mustang Gymkana 4
Probably the largest rear diffuser you'll ever spy on a pony car.
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Intimidating? You bet.
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