If anybody knows how to turn a classic Mustang into something completely different, it's the Hoonigan crew. Ken Block's 1400 horsepower twin-turbo Hoonicorn contains about as many parts of the 1965 six-cylinder automatic it used to be as a 2018 Mustang, making this flared '66 seem almost stock from certain angles. Like, from the top, maybe on a cloudy day. Or a smokey one.
Mike Maier is a suspension guy who spent eight years developing his rocker arm system with its interchangeable profile plates. His '66 Mustang started out as a car for his wife, gradually turning into a street racer that can give huge horsepower autocross cars a run for their money.
While the instruments and the wooden Cobra steering wheel remained period correct, the list of upgrades include a Roush Yates NASCAR crate engine producing 750 horsepower and 580 pound-feet of torque, with a redline at 8700rpm. The V8 is lubricated by a five-gallon dry sump system, while its power goes to the rear via a straight-cut dog leg gearbox.
Because of how low the car sits on with its inboard springs and three-link setup at the rear, the frame rails and the transmission tunnel has been raised, with removable aluminum floor pans and a cage welded into the body. And although the Mustang retained its wipers, lights and other features needed for a 100 mile road trip, its fenders are made of composite, with hand-rolled aluminum flares and a giant splitter made of Kevlar. Talk about commitment.