Ken Block’s Hoonitruck Ford F-150 Is the Baddest Ride at SEMA
SEMA 2018 isn’t over yet, but we’re confident enough to declare this insane Ford F-150 best in show, right now.
Thus far, SEMA 2018 has brought us some of the biggest, baddest trucks we’ve ever seen. But once we knew that Ken Block was bringing his coolest creation yet, a vintage Ford F-150 dubbed “Hoonitruck” to the show, it was basically game over before it even began. And now that we’ve seen this insane, 900+ hp ’77 pickup in the flesh, we can confidently confirm that it’s the baddest ride in Vegas this week.
Block revealed his Ford F-150 drift machine to the world just last week. And needless to say, it immediately sent ripples through the entire enthusiast community. But as absolutely killer as it looks in those press photos, it looks even better in person. Who would have thought that a Dentside could pull off the widebodied drift machine look so well?
Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less than the man who blows our minds on a regular basis. Set to star in the next iteration of Block’s insanely popular Gymkhana stunt videos, this Ford F-150 generates an astounding 914 hp and 702 lb-ft of torque from its Ford GT-sourced 3.5-liter V6. Hate on the Ecoboost all you want, but you can’t argue with that kind of output.
But the coolest thing about the Hoonitruck is its significance to Block himself. The professional racer/savvy businessman learned how to drive in a 1977 Ford F-150. Thus, this is the automotive equivalent of coming full circle. Even if we’re guessing this thing is nothing like that old pickup he drove way back when.
It’ll be hard to top this next-level Ford truck, even though SEMA has a lot more to offer. But you can bet we’ll be on the lookout for that next big thing while we’re here in Vegas. And when we find it, we’ll be sure and bring it to you!