Ken Block will race Pikes Peak in a 1,400-hp pink Porsche

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Ken Block goes back to Pikes Peak. But instead of shooting a flashy stunt video, Block aims to compete and possibly take an overall win at the famous rally event. He will also do it all from the driver’s seat of this outrageous BBi Autosport-built Porsche SVRSR, nicknamed ‘Hoonipigasus’.

Now performance is the most important aspect of this car, but we’re sure some of you will read that name and wonder what the deal is. It’s a mash-up of three things about the car. The first part is because of Block’s car brand, Hoonigan. The second part is a reference to the livery, created by street artist Trevor Andrew, also known as Trouble Andrew or Guccighost. The color scheme is a play on the Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” that raced at Le Mans in 1971 with a pink coat of paint and butcher-cut labels around it. The last part of the Pikes Peak car’s name is a reference to the Mobil 1 “Pegasus” logo. The oil company works with the team and provides fluids and support.

BBi Autosport Porsche SVRSR "Hoonipigasus"

With the name and color scheme out of the way, we can get back to the car’s juicy details. As mentioned, it was built by BBi Autosport in California. The company has been building and racing Porsches at Pikes Peak for a few years now and has so far achieved five class wins and eight podium finishes, although it has yet to take an overall win. The car is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine that produces 1,400 horsepower. That’s the same amount of power as Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang. The engine is mated to four-wheel drive and the whole thing weighs just over 2,200 pounds. It also features adjustable suspension based on GPS data and plenty of aerodynamic aids.

Block and the Porsche will compete in the open class at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26. This year the race will be held for the 100th time.

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