Hoonipigasus: Ken Block's 911-based Pikes Peak racer revealed

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If the Ford Mustang Hoonicorn wasn’t enough for you, boy does Ken Block and the Hoonigan Racing Division have something in store for you.

The Porsche 911 SVRSR “Hoonipigasus” is a one-of-a-kind race car that’s been specially designed for the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), scheduled for June 26, 2022.

Built by Hoonigan and world-renowned Porsche experts BBi Autosport, the Hoonipigasus is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo engine producing more than 1000kW of power.

It’s all-wheel drive and is claimed to weigh around 1000kg.

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The Hoonipigasus was specifically built to suit Block’s driving style and features a transmission tunnel, known as the “Chorizo Tunnel”, that goes from shoulder height down to the front axle, which results in a lower centre of gravity.

There’s also height-adjustable suspension based on previous’s years GPS telemetry.

The Hoonipigasus has been a decade in the making, with BBI Autosport wanting to “build the ultimate vintage Porsche racecar”.

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The racer is based on a vintage 964-series Porsche 911-inspired body and has swollen wheel arches, an extreme aero bodykit with a humongous rear wing, as well as wide and slick Toyo tyres with centre-locking wheels.

Its livery was created by Canadian snowboarder and street artist Trouble Andrew, also known as Guccighost, paying homage to the iconic 1971 Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” Le Mans racer.

As part of an official partnership with Mobil 1, the Hoonipigasus features the Pegasus emblem on its livery.

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With the Hoonipigasus competing in the Pikes Peak Open (PPO) class, Block and Hoonigan Racing Division are aiming to add to BBI Autosport’s eight previous podiums and five class wins at the 2022 PPIHC.

“The Hoonipigasus is an absolute dream-come-true type of build,” said BBI Autosport founder Betim Berisha.

“It doesn’t get any more mental from a tech, power, aero, and visual standpoint. The original vision of the car came from a longtime friend of mine, Joe Scarbo of Scarbo Performance, nearly a decade ago.”

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“We then teamed up with our most talented engineers and designers, threw the book out, and took an unconventional path. We are building the world’s nastiest 911.”

“The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is one of the big reasons as to why I’m a rally driver,” said Hoonigan co-founder Ken Block.

“I’ve always wanted the chance to race Pikes Peak at the top level and compete for an overall win – and with our team and BBi Autosport creating this amazing Porsche, we’ve got a good shot!”

This isn’t Block’s first time racing at Pikes Peak. In 2005 he raced a Subaru WRX STi Group N rally car back in 2005, and has since done it in the methanol-fuelled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2 as part of the iconic “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak” video.

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Originally published as Hoonipigasus: Ken Block's 911-based Pikes Peak racer revealed

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