Ken Block doesn’t sit idle for long.
His latest build? The 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck, named after Hoonigan Racing which Block founded in 2010.
Though V8 fans will undoubtedly scoff at the sound of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter Ford Performance/Roush Yates EcoBoost V6, most will get left in the dust by its 914 horses.
“This project has been in the works for about 2 years,” Block told Ford Performance. “I’m beyond pleased with how it turned out, it’s simply one of the most badass and unique vehicles I’ve seen in a long time and I think it compliments my Hoonicorn perfectly. It’s also crazy to be throwing something around that’s this size when doing Gymkhana-style driving. But, it looks absolutely wild on camera, and that was our goal from the start. I can’t wait for the fans to be able to see it in action, I think they’re gonna love it!”
Created partially out of Block’s love for trucks (a man who has daily-driven a Ford Raptor since 2010) and partially as a bit of a tribute to his late father due to the fact that he grew up cutting his teeth with this era of Ford F-150—Block’s father had the exact same base truck back in the day, which Block learned how to drive on when he was 15 years old and then used when he’d go racing dirt bikes as a teen.
In addition to the above, the Hoonitruck also features some direct tie-ins to current Ford F-150 products. The vehicle features hand-shaped aluminum bodywork (identical to the military-grade aluminum that Ford uses currently) Ford Pass remote start integration and even a functional backup camera/tow hitch setup.
Hoonitruck will be on display at the Toyo Tires booth #62122 at SEMA next week. It will also be shown in more detail during Block’s upcoming Amazon Prime Video series, The Gymkhana Files where there will be some behind-the-scenes action of the fabrication process, testing and ultimately, filming in GYMKHANA TEN. Block’s GYMKHANA TEN drops as an early exclusive on Amazon Prime Video on December 7th, followed by a global release on Hoonigan’s YouTube channel December 17th.
A quick look at the Hoonigan 1977 F-150…
- 1977 Ford F-150
- 3.5-liter Ford Performance/Roush Yates EcoBoost V6
- 914 horsepower, 702 lb.-ft. of torque
- Chassis design, engineering and bodywork by Detroit Speed Engineering
- Hand-hammered military-grade aluminum bodywork
- Styling by Block and his team at Hoonigan
- Custom 20-inch fifteen 52 Turbomac HD wheels
- Toyo Tires Proxes ST III