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.