Ken Block and his team have created some crazy race cars and drift cars that were never imagined but his latest project, Hunipigassus, may be his most foreign to date.
The insane creation has recently been unveiled and will be powered by the upcoming Pike Peak International Hill Climb Block. It was created in collaboration with the Hunigan Racing Division and BBI Autosport and will compete in the Pikes Peak Open Class.
Although Hunipigassus began life as a classic Porsche 911, it bears little resemblance to its predecessor. Virtually every body panel is new to dramatically enhance a car’s track and radically improve its aerodynamics. The most obvious arrow elements include the huge front splitter and the huge rear wing.
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A newly released video from Ken Block gives us a wonderful insight into what needs to be done to keep this crazy 911 alive. A unique aspect of the car is that it is now mid-engine and all wheel driven. Apparently, it built the first mid-engine all-wheel drive Porsche 911.
The engine is based on the powertrain of a 2016 911 GT3 R race car with new pistons, rod head studs and now features a pair of the largest turbochargers manufactured by Garrett’s motorsport division. The engine is expected to dislodge the 4.0-liter, run methanol, return to 9,600 rpm and pump 1,400 hp at sea level. At the top of the Pikes Peak, the team says it will deliver 800 hp.
The video also includes an interview with Trouble Andrew, an artist also known as GucciGhost, who was inspired by Porsche’s iconic 1971 917/20 Le Mans racer and created a wild lever for Block 911, affectionately known as ‘Pink Pig’.