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Mar 22

2015 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang unveiled with 730 horsepower

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Saleen shows off its 302 Black Label Mustang, with a longer, lighter body, powered by a supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8 with 730 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.

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2015 Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang unveiled with 730 horsepower originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Dec 03

Chris Harris checks out Ken Block’s Hoonicorn ’65 Mustang

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Chris Harris checks out Hoonicorn

Ken Block's Hoonicorn, which stars in Gymkhana Seven, might still bear a passing resemblance to a vintage 1965 Ford Mustang, but underneath the skin, the car is one of the baddest custom machines to ever do a smoky burnout on the road. The ever enthusiastic British auto journalist Chris Harris is now showing what really makes Block's new ride tick on video, and Harris even gets to go for quite a ride.

The only Mustang components really left on the Hoonicorn are the A-pillar, B-pillar and roof, according to Harris. Everything else is ditched to create Block's ultimate Gymkhana tool. The 845-horsepower, 6.7-liter Rousch Yates V8 sits behind the front axle, and the grunt is routed to all four wheels through a Sadev gearbox usually found on Dakar Rally vehicles. The whole drivetrain is packed with cool little touches; like that giant handbrake that also disconnects power from the front wheels when in use.

The superlatives about the Hoonicorn could go on forever, but settle in and let a very excited Harris tell you about just some of them. He's like a kid in a candy store here, and the look that combines surprise, fear and joy during his ride with Block is the kind that lacks a suitable word in the English language.

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Chris Harris checks out Ken Block's Hoonicorn '65 Mustang originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nov 17

Ken Block returns to terrorize LA in Gymkhana 7

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Ken Block Gymkhana 7

Ken Block is back with his heavily modified Ford Mustang, and he's taking to the streets of sunny Los Angeles for the seventh installment of his traditionally insane, drift-tastic Gymkhana videos.

We covered Block's all-wheel-drive, 845-horsepower Mustang a few weeks back during the annual SEMA extravaganza in Las Vegas. We'll admit, we were curious about what this fantastically modified 1965 Mustang would be capable of, and now that we've seen it driven in anger through the streets of LA, we're far from disappointed.

The stunts in this latest installment are a step above even Block's typical fare, and include everything from a seriously close encounter with a lowrider that has major ups to an automotive dance session with the LAPD. There's even an homage to one of the 5-0's most iconic chases. Aside from that, Block makes his way through many LA landmarks, including Randy's Donuts, Chinatown and the Hollywood sign.

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Ken Block returns to terrorize LA in Gymkhana 7 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:27:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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