Weird, brutal and exaggerated are probably the first words that come to mind when you think of the Porsche Hoonipigasus. And they have to. Because neither Ken Block nor Hoonigan are known for simple cars. On June 26, 2022, rally racers want to take part in the “Race to the Clouds” at the Pikes Peak which is famous for Hoonipigasus. And the attractive design of the unique Porsche was not chosen by chance.
Pink paint is very reminiscent of “sow”. Arguably one of the most famous Porsches of all time — the 1971 Porsche 917/20 to be exact. However, the body of the Hoonipigasus is based on the Porsche 911 type 964.
But there’s not much left. It’s not just the front spoiler and wheel arches that can be found on the Hoonipigasus in bulk: The rear is adorned with the largest spoiler ever installed on a 911.
Hoonipigasus mid-engine produces 1400 hp
But however spectacular the Hoonipigasus’ design may be, its centerpiece is a twin-turbocharged four-liter mid-engine. Porsche puts 1400 hp on the asphalt and weighs only 1000 kilograms. Porsche piggy all-wheel drive will help to successfully climb the slopes.
For renowned rally racers and drifters, this year’s “Race to the Clouds” is not the first race at this track. In 2005 he tried his hand at Pikes Peak in a Group N rally car and since 2017 Ken Block has competed there with his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, which also has 1400 hp. But because Ford was designed more for drifting than racing, Block never relied too much on winning. Unlike the Porsche Hoonipigasus at the end of June!