Check out Ken Block & Porsche’s custom 911 Hoonipigasus

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Porsche and Ken Block have unveiled their all-new one-off custom build 911, the Hoonipigasus. The Hoonipigasus will participate in the Pikes Peak Open Class, which will take place on 26th June 2022.

This won’t be the first time Ken Block races in the Pikes Peak. He raced here before in a lower Group N rally car in 2005. Ken says it was a dream come true to race up the mountain. However, it was in a really slow car, a disappointment for him. In 2017, Ken Block came back with a methanol-fueled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2.

The twin-turbo Mustang made 1,400 HP and was featured in the “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak” film. The film was a homage to how the racers would be sideways when the roads were all gravel. Although the Climbkhana was successful, it was not what Block wanted. Ken wanted to race in the Pikes Peak in the top-spec class. Hence, this will be his first real attempt at the legendary hill climb race.

The Hoonipigasus – Details

The Hoonipigasus is a unique racecar made by BBi Autosport. Powering the special 911 is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine. It produces 1,400 HP and sends the power to both axles. The custom 911-based racecar weighs just 1000 kg. The car also features a height-adjustable suspension that uses GPS coordinates based on last year’s Pikes Peak telemetry. BBi Autosport designed this special suspension system. 

In addition to this, the custom racecar also features a unique livery. The livery pays homage to one of the most iconic racing Porsches, the 917/20 “Pink Pig”. The founder of BBi Autosport says it can’t possibly get any more mental when it comes to tech, aero, power and visuals.

Upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Also known as the ‘The Race to the Clouds’, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is an invitation-only automobile event. The event is all about the hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. 2022’s event will take place on 26th June 2022. This year’s event also marks the 100th running of the PPIHC. The race to the summit features a 12.42-mile course, 156 turns, and an elevation gain of 4,725 feet which rises to 14,115 feet above sea level at the finish line. Hence, it is one of the most challenging automotive racing events in the world.

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