Sources: Hoonigan , Ford Performance But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. I agree, but when we're talking about saving weight in such extensions as Hoonicorn goes, water cooling would add pretty much weight. With all the changes made ahead of the SEMA Show, the Hoonicorn now makes a ground-pounding 1,400 hp. A drop down menu will appear. The upside of all this is that you make some incredible power out of your engine. To see the Hoonicorn V2 roasting marshmallows, check out the video below. It was only during the climb up Pikes Peak that things began to head south. Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2. Thanks for adding the info on the gearbox, its one detail often missed on build features like this. The reality is that, if you want to make power you’re actually going to run more on the rich side with a 12.5 to 14.0:1 ratio. Instagram: larry_chen_foto For a Hoonicorn V3, I think the next logical step up would be a big blower sticking out of the hood. I would love to see them here in Scandinavia, more specifically the beautiful and aptly named town of Honningsvåg in Norway which is 30KM away from the very top of Europe. Ken Block reveals the reasoning behind the 1,400 horsepower upgrade. A larger tank with bigger breathers and blow-by bottles was fitted, and on top of this an even larger scavenge pump was installed. Fortunately, it’s also harder to ignite than gasoline is, but that’s also the other issue with using it as a fuel. Methanol, on the other hand, has a stoichiometric ratio of about 6.5:1 and ‘power rich’ is about 4.0 to 5.9:1. Cooling air intake with fuel, huh?! Facebook: racerbanner Is there a V3 after you’ve created a 1,400hp, all-wheel drive monster from an American classic? You can check out Larry’s Climbkhana behind-the-scenes story here. That's a rare idea, never heard about it before.Next step for V3? But only so much can be pulled before things get too lean and cylinder temperatures head towards meltdown. We're always very interested to hear your own stories as well as to receive your feedback. The instructions to build this MOC are being sold by the designer (Loxlego) In that respect, you have to appreciate what the Hoonicorn has become. Actually, I have to disagree with this with an article I wrote on lights here:, you are right on the color of the lights, though I still feel that any other color than that yellow-orange just doesn't feel right on a 60s Mustang. The primary issue would probably be finding supporting components to stand up to the power.,, Ford Mustang Hoonicorn- red and bronze chrome follow @loxlego, Rebrickable thinks you are from US with the IP address Actually, not 100-percent what's going on here (it's using the energy to turn methanol into vapor to cool cylinder temperatures) but the idea of fuel cooling the intake isn't really that new and is one of the advantages you do get with TBI and carburetors. Ken Block, co-Founder of DC Shoes and Patron Saint of Hooning at Hoonigan, introduced his newly Meth-addicted, twin-turbocharged Hoonicorn V2--and here's a quick look atthe new tools. For Pikes Peak, the NA setup was just not going to cut it, hence the move to a pair of Honeywell Garrett GTX3584RS turbochargers that would shove more air into the intake and effectively increase the oxygen content. That was one great article, it was very insightful to read about the challenges faced with running a 1000BHP+ engine at 4302 meters above sea level. It seems like altitude sickness doesn't just effect people! What does it take to make a car worthy of Ken Block’s Climbkhana? Any word on how high the air field was compared to the top of the mountain? In the Hoonicorn engine’s case it allowed the 21psi of boost pressure past the rings and into the crankcase which then blew out the seals on the valley plate. Just to be sure that the Mustang would perform as Ken needed it to for Climbkhana, Hoonigan Racing Team, with lead technician Gregg Hamilton, took the car out to a high-altitude airfield in Colorado to do engine tuning and testing. Thanks to the car’s twin-turbocharged 6.7-liter V8 engine, the vehicle pumps out 1400 hp at the crank. For the Hoonicorn RTR V2, the answer was to hook the turbine outlets straight to the Switzer custom billet intake manifold and cool the air charge with fuel. By doing so, you can run more cylinder pressure (by higher compression or boost pressure) and produce more heat in the cylinder because the methanol will cool it down far more than gasoline does. Absolutely not. But personally I would sacrafice a bit of power to weight ratio for water cooling. During dyno and short-run testing of the Hoonicorn RTR V2, the engine worked perfectly and had no issues. The other risk is that it burns with a flame that is nearly unseen by the human eye.