Something I've been really looking forward to and following along is Ken Block's Hoonipigasus, a Porsche 911. The Hunapigasus is truly one-of-a-kind. This was built for Pikes Peak among other motor sports endeavors. It's about 1,400 horsepower. It's mid-engine and all-wheel drive. A very insane build!
So, we've been looking forward to seeing what it's going to do at Pikes Peak. We got to see some test footage of the 911 and it's a really exciting build. Typically, Hoonigan's builds are a hit or miss for me, but this one is the highest level of a hit! I love everything about it and was really looking forward to seeing how it did at Pikes Peak.
There's been a couple of shakedown laps because it is happening right now. Unfortunately, this is the result. Ken states, "we have some bad news from our Pikes Peak International Hillclimb efforts with the Hoonipigasus. Two separate engine component failures in the last 2 days. Was only able to put in one run yesterday morning in the middle of the mountain during practice and an engine issue started just a few turns in."
So as you can see there's a little bit of a catastrophic failure. But he also says, "we are having to adjust our goals for this weekend's race as these big setbacks are taking their toll and we're going to struggle to even get a good qualifying run. But we will press on regardless."
The team is currently rebuilding. He's going to miss some qualifying attempts but we will see this thing hopefully run up the mountain. So stay tuned for more of that.
As seen on PASMAG's Tuning 365 (Season 3 Episode 6) on REV TV.