[Video] Ken Block brings us the Climbkhana – Pikes Peak meets the Hoonicorn image

Ken Block invented the Gymkhana craziness, and while others came fast to copy him, the maestro has been busy expanding its horizon – for the latest example bringing us the “Climbkhana”.

Ken Block’s latest shenanigans include the upgraded Hoonicorn Ford Mustang, as well as the famous Pikes Peak – and we can be sure we’re getting a lot of on the edge, smoked out sensations for the sprint up the legendary course. As it looks, Block wasn’t after the record time for the hill climb, but rather the title of the best-looking sprint. The Hoonicorn – filled with a Roush-Yates prepared 6.7-liter V8 delivering 845 horsepower (630 kilowatts) and 720 pound-feet (975 Newton-meters) was seemingly not enough in recent times for Block, so the V2 now has two turbos, with vertically venting exhausts out the hood and methanol injection. So, the Block-tamed Hoonicorn had no less than 1,400 hp (1,043 kW) to test against the grueling Pikes Peak course.

[Video] Ken Block brings us the Climbkhana – Pikes Peak meets the Hoonicorn 3

“This car is insane,” Block said inside the Toyo press release related to this Pikes Peak craziness. “I feel it genuinely wants to kill me! Before we added the twin turbos, it was the most fun car I’ve ever driven. Now it’s still quite fun to drive, but it melts tires ridiculously quick.” Block certainly knows how to use those ponies and also melt those tires – including around a helicopter that was just casually there ready for a takeoff. And yeah, this is no Fast and Furious CGI when you see Block controlling the car over the edge with the bumper sticking out…