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Watch Ken Block Tempt Death Climbing Pikes Peak in a 1,400-HP Mustang

"Climbkhana" may be most daring video yet

Collin Woodard
Sep 25, 2017

Back in 2014, Ken Block unveiled one of the most extreme Mustangs ever: a 1965 coupe with 845 hp and all-wheel drive. After driving it for a few years, Block decided that wasn't enough power. So last year, he and his team added two turbochargers and a methanol injection system that gave the Hoonicorn a whopping 1,400 hp. At the time, Block called it "frightening to drive," saying "it's trying to kill me. It's like nothing I've ever driven."

But how do you properly test a car that's so powerful, it even frightens Ken Block? You take it on a Pikes Peak hill climb, film it, and call it Climbkhana, of course.

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Over the course of 156 turns, more than 12 miles, and at more than 14,000 feet, Block throws caution to the wind, hanging the Hoonicorn's tail out, obliterating the tires, and pulling off some extremely dangerous-looking drifts. One mistake in any of those corners, and he would have been off the edge. Thankfully, that never happened, because as you can see, drop-offs that massive aren't the kind anyone walks away from.

Since we know he made it through safely, it makes Climbkhana a little easier to watch, but seeing Block flirt with certain death like that will still have you on the edge of your seat. How he stayed calm during filming, we have no idea.

Source: Toyo Tires via YouTube

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