The 1400Hp Mid-Engine Awd Hoonipigasus! Ken Block’S New Pike’S Peak Hill Climb Racer!

 The 1400Hp Mid-Engine Awd Hoonipigasus! Ken Block’S New Pike’S Peak Hill Climb Racer!
Digiqole Ad

Built by BBi Autosport, and partnered with Hoonigan Racing and Hoonigan Motorsport, Ken Block is proud to introduce the 1400-hp Hoonipigasus Porsche SVRSR as the newest race car for Ken Block at Pikes Peak. The unique build of the Porsche SVRSR Hoonipigasus is said to be a recipe for success, making its maiden 1st appearance as the first-ever vintage Porsche 911 mid-engine, AWD, twin-turbocharged, and AWD-equipped 911 to compete in the PPO class (Pikes Peak Open). Dubbed Hoonipigasus, this 1,400-hp, mid-engined Porsche 911 looks like a Porsche from Blocks that is ready for takeoff, but it is mission is to take on Pikes Peak. Built by BBi Autosports team, with the help of Ken Blocks team over at Hoonigan, Blocks Porsche is packed to the rafters with serious hardware.

The Pink Porsche 911 is the car that is actually the Porsche 911 turned into a four-wheel-drive, 1400-hp monster, ready to tackle this powerful event. As Van Runkle found out during a presentation at the launch event, a team from Hoonigan, featuring Ken Block behind the wheel, is going to run a pink Porsche 911 in the 100th running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on Broadmoor.

The Hoonigan team has based the livery on the legendary Porsche 917Pink Pig Le Mans racer, one of the most iconic and beloved liveries ever carried by a 917. The one-off livery pays tribute to one of Porsches most iconic race cars in history, the 917/20 Pink Pig, which raced just once in that paint scheme, but has been a crowd favorite since. The Porsches livery is a nod to the iconic 917 Pink Pig and features Ken Blocks 43 race number signatures along the sides. The Pink Porsche 911 Pikes Peak was unveiled last night at the Hoonigan Event, where it was displayed in full splendor. The result is the worlds only all-wheel-drive mid-engined 911, which makes 1400 horsepower, and is painted to pay tribute to the iconic Le Mans racing Pink Pig Porsche 917/20.

The four-wheel-drive Porsche was built by BBi Autosport for the this years Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, and features a brand-new paint job created by famed painter, Trouble Andrew, AKA. Built by BBi Autosport, the latest Hoonigan car is a mid-engine, four-wheel-drive, 1,400-hp machine, according to the Blocks Hoonigan Racing division press release. Alongside Hoonigan Racing Division and rally racer Ken Block, BBi Autosport began designing the new, unique machine, taking a 964-generation Porsche 911 and adding serious equipment to the vehicle. While the latter was designed and built in Ingolstadt, Hoonigan decided to go upstage Ken Blocks current drive, building a devilishly bad creation for Pikes Peak, built around the 70s-era 1970s Porsche 911.

Together with Huntington Beach-based tuner and motorsports outfit BBi Autosport, Hoonigan and Block will be competing at the famous Colorado hillclimb in the ultra-competitive Open Class, alongside other purpose-built competitors. BBi Autosport and Hoonigan designed Hoonipigasus with the express goal of being the fastest car on Pikes Peak this year, where it will be competing in the open Pikes Peak class. The Hoonipigasuss creation was a decade in the making, starting with BBis ambition of building an ultimate vintage Porsche racing car. The Hoonipigasus, as they called it, was based loosely on the vintage 911, but featured a 1,400-hp, mid-mounted engine, extreme aerodynamics, and special pink paintwork paying tribute to the vintage Porsches that had been racing.

It is based on the styling of the earlier 911s, yes, but this is a mid-engined, AWD vehicle that makes around 1400 hp out of its 4.0-liter flat-six. The huge power output from the overwhelmingly-pink Porsche comes from a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter flat-six, coupled with a bespoke SAdev six-speed sequential transmission, and features a GPS-activated, elevation-adjustable suspension under its wheel wells. The latest Hoonigan car also has GPS-actuated, height-adjusted suspension, which uses the telemetry data of previous years races. The four-wheel-drive Porsche is built in the Ken Block style for a one-person driving experience, and it even has a drive tunnel known as a Chorizo Tunnel, that runs from shoulder-level to the front axle to help keep its centre of gravity lower.

Hoonigan Racing Division is known for having some of the most unique liveries in all of auto racing, and Hoonipigasus does not disappoint, thanks to the partnership between Block and former Olympic snowboarder, musician, and internationally recognized street artist, Trouble (Trevor) Andrew, AKA. Ken Block, Hoonigan, and famed artist Trouble Andrew embarked upon a one-year collaboration that will see Guccighost-inspired liveries adorn Blocks every racing car through 2022, including his current rally car, a Hyundai i20 WRC. Renowned rally driver and Internet sensation Ken Block is competing this years Hill Climb with Hoonipigasus, one of the most Gonzo-esque cars ever to grace Pikes Peak – fittingly, the events 100th birthday. Yes, his latest custom-built vehicle is going into June 26s Race to the Clouds, where Ken Block takes a badass coupe on a journey to the top of Colorados Pikes Peak.

This years event will not be the first time Ken Block has taken to Pikes Peak, as Ken Block used a Group N rally car that had just a paltry 200 horsepower way back in 2005 in his rookie year in racing. Even with 39 million views of his films, that was not really what he was looking for, this years event will be his first true shot at the iconic hillclimb. Competing in the Unlimited class, Block will campaign the latest Competition-spec racecar from Block at the 100th running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at the end of June, where the internationally famous driver will tackle the now-fully-paved, 12.42-mile street course in his brand-new, 1400-hp 911-powered beast.

Digiqole Ad

Related post