Ken Block has parted methods with Ford after an 11-12 months stint with the brand and linked up with Audi last year.
It would seem Audi has allowed the driver to dip into the team as his hottest automobile doesn’t have the fabled 4 Rings.
The insane-on the lookout a single-off has been called the ‘Hoonipigasus’ and for people who really don’t know, it is sporting a distinctive livery harkening back again to the 1971 Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig”.
At the coronary heart of the wild build is a twin-turbo, flat-six 4.-litre motor creating a severe 1,400 horsepower. All that punch is sent to both axles in a tailor-produced race automobile that weighs only 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs .).
The special develop was concluded by BBi Autosport and has been engineered with a height-adjustable suspension that takes advantage of GPS coordinates dependent on very last year’s Pikes Peak telemetry.
So sure, we will see the Hoonipigasus using aspect in the iconic ‘Race to the Clouds’ on the 26th of June in the PPO (Piles Peak Open up) class.
This year’s celebration is the 100th running of the Pikes Peak Global Hill Climb but it is just Ken’s 2nd go at it following he made use of a Team N rally vehicle with a measly 200 hp again in 2005 all through his initially yr in racing.