Ken Block’s legendary 1,400-horsepower, all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang ‘Hoonicorn’ is a monster. An inspiring re-imagination of the iconic Ford Mustang, it has been making headlines since it first debuted in 2016 with only a paltry 845 hp. Thankfully, Team Associated is here to give automotive neophytes the opportunity to drive the retro-mod Mustang in 1:10 scale remote-controlled form.
Team Associated builds Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang on its all-new Apex2 chassis. It measures 18 inches long (458 mm) and 7.87 in. (200 mm) wide and features sealed front and rear gear differentials, full-metal ball bearings, steel drive axles, adjustable shock mounting locations, and officially licensed American Racing VF503 wheels to go with the officially licensed 1965 Ford Mustang and its Hoonicorn body.
The RC car has a rear independent suspension, a sealed driveline to keep out debris, oil-filled shocks, and metal ring and pinion gears. It’s a robust RC car that comes equipped with a three-lot brush motor, a Reedy SC500X programmable brushed ESC, and an active rear suspension that adjusts the toe throughout the suspension cycle. It’s all-wheel drive, as well, and ready for whatever one can throw at it.
Team Associated offers the Hoonicorn RC Car in two versions. One has an MSRP of $579.99 and includes the motor, receiver, radio, and the Hoonicorn body. The other, more expensive option consists of all one would need, like the charger and battery. It costs $679.99, which isn’t cheap, but it is far more affordable than modifying a full-scale 1965 Mustang into a Hoonicorn replica. You can get it cheaper at Hoonigan, where it starts at $395 for the basic kit.