Ken Block and His 1,400hp Ford Mustang Hoonicorn Take on Colorado’s Pikes Peak in ‘Climbkhana’

In Toyo Tires‘ “Climbkhana,” rally driver Ken Block of Hoonigan Racing jumps into his 1,400 horsepower twin-turbo methanol fueled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2 and takes on the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado. Block, known for his award-winning Gymkhana series, left the roads full of smoke and excitement as he burnt the rubber of his Toyo Proxes R888R tires.


The original Ford Torino was a mid-size family car which was, at first, just the upscale version of the Fairlane. Later down the road this car became a standalone model which was quite successful, especially in its two-door body style. It was larger than the Mustang, and it was also offering more powerful engines in the base trim level. Unfortunately, for the past four decades, the car has been missing from the market, but there are some rumors about a new 2018 Ford Torino.
These rumors first started back in early 2014 when some leaked information suggested that Ford would work on an entirely new model. One of the possibilities was to resurrect the Torino nameplate but since then we did not receive a lot of details about this.


Unfortunately, these speculations have never been confirmed, but it seems that the Torino might not be a myth after all. The car would be resurrected as a successor for the Taurus. This would perfectly fit the market slot and price point of the previous model. On top of that, it would give Ford enough room to work on future models as well. We expect the Torino to be launched as a sedan as well as a coupe, and these two should share a similar type of design, and both of them should be based on a new platform developed by Ford.
At this point, there is still very little information about the underpinnings, but there are strong rumors out there suggesting a new rear wheel drive chassis is being prepared. This would be developed from that of the Mustang, and it would share parts with it. However, it would be tweaked more for comfort and high-speed cruising rather than pure performance. On top of that, both the sedan and the coupe are expected to offer longer wheelbases than the Mustang and both of them will be physically larger.

Another really big difference between the 2018 Ford Torino models and the Mustang is going to be the design. This one is expected to get a retro look in combination with modern design and to be based on the ‘70s Torino. The result for this should be a more dramatic looking sedan and quite a larger muscle car than the Mustang.

Because the two are likely going to be priced above $40,000, both versions should get the larger engine as standard than their corporate siblings. Many rumors suggested that Ford may ditch their EcoBoost lineup for these and release them with a V8. This would likely mean that the 5.0-liter Coyote would be offered here, and it would easily offer more than 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque while allowing the cars to have the true character of an original muscle car. A 10 speed automatic is also likely going to be offered, but it seems that the rumored Torino could come with 6-speed manual as well.
One thing that is quite strange is the info about the EcoBoost units that might be dropped. It is quite hard to believe that Ford invested so much into the development of these units and not to include them in Ford Torino 2018. To be honest, we are pretty sure that we will see few EcoBoost units here.

He Looks Like An Ordinary Horse From Behind, But Wait Until He Turns Around…


What’s your name, Stud?

Horses are some of the most majestic creatures on Earth. Often times, just one glimpse of these powerful animals galloping across the open plains is enough to take your breath away. Still, we’ve never seen a horse quite as stunning as this Friesian stallion named Frederik The Great. Seriously, to say he’s photogenic would be an understatement.

Behold, the one and only, Frederik The Great. He’s the real life Black Beauty. Women swoon at his majestic beauty. Men simply want to be him. How could you resist him? This breathtakingly beautiful Friesian stallion from the United States, is the world’s most handsome horse. Sharing his name with the ruler of Prussia from 1740-1786, the highly acclaimed horse has a muscular build, striking black features and flowing mane.

Insane Mane

Though the stunning Friesian stallion hasn’t achieved any significant military victories, his impressive build and lustrous mane are enough to grab every horse lover’s attention. His shiny “billowing in the wind” hair would even put Disney’s princesses to shame! As a result, he has been aptly nicknamed the “Storybook Stallion.”

A Real Rarity

Frederik lives at Pinnacle Friesians in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with his team of other purebred stallions. This giant of the mountains often travels all over the US for shows and booked events. These stallions‘ particular breed has, unfortunately, reached the brink of extinction, not one, but three times over. That makes Frederik a rare beauty indeed!