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Ken Block has put a Raptor’s supercharged V8 in a boat

Not content with putting silly power in cars, Mr Hoonigan has turned his attention to water

Published: 11 Jul 2018
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It appears Ken Block is not a man who can just sit around and twiddle his thumbs. Now, he appears to have branched out to...boats.

If you follow Ken on Instagram, you’ll know that when he’s not making Gymkhana videos, competing in rallycross, American rallies, snowboarding, mountain biking, walking the dogs or just having a bloody dreamy time, he enjoys wakeboarding. So he’s partnered up with Marine Products to build a custom Supra. That the boat, not the legendary Japanese car.

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Like his cars, this means lots of power. So they’ve binned the old engine and swapped it for a 6.2-litre V8 from the previous-generation, better-sounding Ford F150 Raptor. A Roush supercharger has then been bolted on to give 575bhp and 580 lb ft of torque, all fed through a custom prop so there's enough grunt to get an army of sodden sumo wrestlers up and out the water.

To complete the look, it’s been finished in the same livery as his epic Escort Cossie while being towed on a triple-axle trailer behind a Ford F-450. Because it wouldn’t be anything else, would it?

Now, do you think it’s possible to make propeller smoke? Well, Ken’s the man to find out.

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