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Ken Block has drag raced his Hoonicorn against a McLaren Senna

Watch KB’s 1,400bhp twin-turbo meth monster go to battle with McLaren’s fastest car

Published: 19 Nov 2020
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Remember Ken Block's outrageous Hoonicorn V2? Y'know, the 789bhp twin-turbo V8 version of the four-wheel-drive 1965 Hoonicorn Ford Mustang RTR? Of course you do. Given it’s spent half of its life at 45 degrees (or more) of angle around the intended direction of travel (AKA: sideways) you may not know that it’s actually really, really fast. 

It not surprising given it's got a 6.7-litre Roush Yates V8, two turbochargers, meth and 1,400bhp being fed through four sticky tyres. When KB wants to keep things straight it’s quite the rocket down the strip. Something Ken wanted to prove to the haters, so he decided to have a race against an equally quick car, McLaren’s Senna. That’s also got a twin-turbo V8 - a 789bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 – McLaren’s most powerful internal combustion engine yet. It also does the numbers: 0-60mph takes 2.7secs (0-62mph in 2.8s), 0-124mph is completed in 6.8secs, while the quarter-mile takes 9.9secs. The top speed is 211mph. Need to stop from 124mph? That’ll take 100 metres.

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But what’s quickest when they hit the strip? Click play and find out.

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