I have been watching some youtube videos recently showcasing Ken Block’s Hoonicorn racing against random cars in a drag setting. The Hoonicorn is a 1965 Ford Mustang converted to all-wheel-drive and sporting a twin-turbo 1400 horsepower V8. It is far from street legal, but it is not a drag car (it is purpose built for hooning) and to watch it stomp all over million dollar supercars is something special. Nobody (other than Ken Block) can afford the luxury of building his own Hoonicorn, but you can buy this next thing and get somewhere close for a fraction of the cost…maybe. It does have a boosted engine and sticky 315 tires all the way around, it’s only missing all-wheel-drive, a sequential gearbox, and 1000 additional horsepower. Find this 1971 Volkswagen Beetle offered for $5,900 in Antioch, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1971 vw beetle
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: green
title status: clean
Looking to show up that annoying neighbor with his fancy Tesla? THIS IS FOR YOU!
This thing has a supercharged and intercooled small block chevy 350 pushing out 450+horsepower on a 2300 lb frame. Its VERY fast.
Fully rebuilt Z51 suspension
All Urethane bushings
New disc brakes all around
Stainless steel brake hoses
Independent rear suspension
dana 44 rear
sticky super wide 315 tires all around
4 speed transmission (freshly rebuilt)
Chevy 350 motor
Blow through demon carburetor
Boost referenced fuel regulator
Rear mounted fuel cell
Full race roll cage
Only a few hundred miles on build. Well over 12k+ into the build. Come for a ride and drive it home.
Registration is current and it is roadworthy.
Yeah it’s ugly, who cares, its fast as all hell.
Absolutely positively no joy rides. I will take for you a ride in it with cash in hand.
See a better way to drive a something ready to hoon? firstname.lastname@example.org