Can this 1,240hp Mazda RX-7 beat Ken Block’s Hoonicorn in a drag race?

Yes...at a cost
by Drei Laurel | Dec 15, 2020
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Ken Block has found a pretty neat way to keep busy since turning over Gymkhana duties to fellow tire shredder Travis Pastrana: Taking on anything and everything behind the wheel of the legendary Hoonicorn V2.

Since Hoonigan started its Hoonicorn vs. the World video series, Block’s 789hp twin-turbo 1965 Ford Mustang RTR has drag raced everything from a trophy truck to a McLaren Senna. Its latest challenger? Rob Dahm’s 1,240hp Mazda RX-7.

So, which one’s your pick? If any car is going to beat Ken’s Corn (hey, they called it that, not us), it has to be a Rotary-powered JDM monster with well over 1,240hp, right? Well, watch:

Internet too slow or just can’t be bothered to press play up there? Alright. To sum it up, Block absolutely smokes the RX-7 from the get-go—it never even had a chance. But hey, Dahm certainly tried. In fact, he tried so damn hard that his ride lost its hood and shattered its rear windshield in the process.

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You would think Dahm would have stopped there, right? Well, no. He went for another run at it with his internals exposed and ended up losing a front fender this time. He goes for a third run and finally edges Block, but ends up losing round four afterward.

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So, was a butchered RX-7 worth all this? Hell yes. Besides, it’s not like anyone forced its owner to keep at it. Damn, what we’d give for a day out on the drag strip with vehicles of this caliber.

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