Ken Block is famous for his Gymkhana videos that have him driving cool cars in some crazy environments while doing donuts and more. Block has unveiled the next car he will use for Gymkhana 7 and that car is a heavily customized 1965 Ford Mustang. About the only thing the Mustang Block will drive has in common with the original is the shape of the body shell.
The engine under the hood of the classic car is a 410ci Roush-Yates V8 producing 845hp and 720 ft-lb of torque. That is a huge amount of power. Mustangs have always been rear-wheel drive, but block has made his different. It uses a Sadev all-wheel-drive system and the transmission is a 6-speed unit. The suspension is heavily customized ASD Motorsports designed system.
The car has a full tubular chassis, roll cage, door bars, and three-piece 18i wheels. The tires are Pirelli Trofeo R units in a special Ken Block compound. The car has wild styling on the outside that Block says in reminiscent of toy cars from his youth. I can’t wait to see Gymkhana 7 and hear what this beat of a 1965 Mustang sounds like.
via TopGearFiled Under: Auto News