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KEN BLOCK REVEALS THE ‘HOONIFOX’ FORD MUSTANG FOX BODY

Ford Mustang Fox Body
Ken Block Hoonifox.

With tuning shops and racing drivers alike forced to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re left with two things: renderings and sim racing. While that’s no replacement for the real thing, some folks have taken the lockdown in stride. Ken Block, for example, has something to share with us, and it’s likely that it will soon be available as a Forza Horizon download soon. Introducing the Hoonifox: a Ford Mustang Fox Body that’s designed to go sideways as fast as possible.

While only a rendering at the moment, this Hoonifox Ford Mustang Fox Body has a pedigree that superhero fans will appreciate. It was designed by Ash Thorp, who also penned the Robert Pattinson Batmobile from The Batman. Thorp also designed Block’s Ford Escort Cosworth that (sadly) caught fire during a rally in 2018. Indeed, it’s just a rendering, but we have a feeling that when restrictions lift, this Fox Body Mustang will show up in the next Gymkhana video. Or perhaps at the 2020 SEMA Show (if there is one).

Ford has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Ken Block over the years, with a steady trickle of outrageous drift machines, promotional projects, and an otherwise clever endorsement deal that attracts driving enthusiasts to the brand. Prior to the Hoonifox, Block and his team showed off the Hoonitruck, which was in the latest Climbkhana video filmed in China. There’s also the Hoonicorn, a 1,400 horsepower first-generation Ford Mustang. Prior to that, Block stunted with Ford Fiesta and Focus rally cars.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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