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The Hoonicorn Is Driven By A 14 Year Old

Hoonicorn Ford Mustang Vs NHRA C6 Corvette Alex Laughlin Ken Block Lia

Hoonicorn vs. The World returns, and this time, Ken Block‘s 1,400 horsepower 1965 Hoonicorn Ford Mustang is pitted against a 4,000 horsepower National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) C6 Corvette. Those who look at the numbers or have mechanical backgrounds could guess which vehicle would win simply by analyzing the numbers. 4,000 is a significantly larger amount of ponies under the hood than 1,400. Yet, not all is as it seems.

Hoonicorn And NHRA C6 Corvette Specs

4000 HP NHRA C6 Corvette Alex Laughlin Hoonicorn Vs The World
Alex Laughlin C6 Corvette

To put it obviously, the NHRA Corvette is built for drag racing with its 3-speed Lenco transmission paired to a massive 526 cubic-inch Hemi V8 (not a GM Small Block? How dare they!) with a screw blower style supercharger. The entire vehicle weighs 2,800 pounds, but with all that power going directly to the back wheels, it’s essential to have the correct pavement set up to ensure the tires can grip. NHRA racer Alex Laughlin is behind the wheel of the beast of a Corvette and will surely give his competition a run for their money.

The 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR features a 6-speed paddle-shift SADEV transmission paired to a twin-turbo V8, and weighs almost 200 pounds more than the Corvette at 2,998 lbs. Making more with less, the Hoonicorn’s 1,400 hp is sent to all four wheels of the car, which should give it superior grip and traction off the line.

Ken Block’s daughter Lia Block is just 14 years old and will be Alex Laughlin’s competition for the episode. However, she has been behind the wheel of several race cars and has been instructed by some of the world’s best drivers, including NHRA champion Leah Stewart (née Pritchett) so it’ll undoubtedly be an exciting competition to behold.

We certainly recommend that you take a look at the video below to see the results of the race, but with the first pass-through to warm up the tires, it’s undoubtedly clear that Leia Block is a helluva driver with a promising motorsport future ahead of her. In fact, it looks like she might be the official Hoonicorn driver for the second season of Hoonicorn vs. The World.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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