RxSpeed.com gets the inside story of Ken Block’s insane 1965 Mustang—the star of Gymkhana Seven
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of RxSpeed.com
Normally we focus our coverage on the more modern side of Ford performance, but when it comes to an all-wheel-drive 1965 Mustang with a 410-cube Roush-Yates racing engine tearing up the streets of Los Angeles, we can’t help but take notice.
As cool, as the spectacle of Gymkhana Seven was, we were intrigued by what it took to build the machine that Ken Block piloted in the video.
Fortunately, the crew at RxSpeed.com have just unveiled an in-depth look at technical details of this impressive ’Stang.
If you aren’t one of the 20 million people that watched Gymkhana Seven, or you would just like to relive it again (and who could blame you), here’s the video in all its glory:
That was pretty awesome, right. Well, did you know that the 1965 Mustang star of the show was built in secret for two years a AutoSport Dynamics in Charlotte, North Carolina. That is the same outfit that preps all off Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s drift machines, and Vaughn too had a hand in the creation of the Hoonicorn Mustang.
We don’t want to steal, RxSpeed.com’s thunder, so you will have to bounce over to their story to read all the details, but we will say the tale of cramming a big-cube V-8 and a Sadev sequential gearbox into a classic Mustang is an impressive one.
“It really came down to packaging: We had a big-ass V8 engine, and we had diffs that had to be in front of it,” Vaughn told RxSpeed.com. “Sadev was proven. Packaging became the challenge.”
So, head over and check out their piece on the Hoonicorn. Perhaps even better than the technical information revealed in the story is the hint that we haven’t seen the last of this amazing Mustang.