Someone’s Built A Baby Hoonitruck
You’ve seen Ken Block’s Hoonitruck, you know the specs, and you’ve seen it in action. If you’re like me then you are now passionately wanting a truck to lower and skid around your local KFC car park. If you’re also like me, then unfortunately you have very little space to fit yet another hunk of metal to admire but, ultimately, forget about.
Space s money, and therefore, I have no space. But what if you could make the truck smaller?
A man by the name of Alex Saint has done exactly that, starting instead with a 1971 Honda N600 pick-up over the engorged Ford F-150 truck. Sat courteously in the back is an old Suzuki GSX-R 1000 bike engine. Not a lot of power for a truck, but this is only a baby, weighing in at a minute 487kg. 390bhp per tonne? Not bad if you ask me.
Add in the fact it has a tube chassis and a six-speed sequential ‘box, this pocket rocket is exactly that. It boasts a 12.4 second quarter-mile sprint time at 104mph, and after the owner’s expected turbocharger upgrade, it should be pushing 400hp+, which would more than double its power to weight ratio. This would push the car into the low tens and surely give Fast&Furious Dom a run for his money.
The best thing about this build? What you might think is a wrap, is in fact paint. Jason Brozak has agonised over the details and painted the Hoonigan design onto the metal of the truck. No wraps here, even the stickers were painted on using stencils.
It’s almost a shame to drive it. But that’s exactly what I would do. Maybe Ken would be good enough to break it in the right way?