Drift king Ken Block has unveiled what the star of his next Gymkhana video could look like, releasing high resolution, computer generated images of a wild-looking Ford Mustang from the 1980s.
That particular generation of the Ford Mustang became known as the ‘Fox’ body as it was based on a platform that could be shared with other Ford models – an idea inspired by the Audi Fox of the day, one of the pioneers of fitting different bodystyles onto common underpinnings as a way to introduce more models and save money.
The latest Ken Block Ford Mustang Gymkhana machine has already been dubbed the “Hoonifox”, a reference to his “Hoonigan” franchise.
The Hoonifox was styled by Ash Thorpe, who came up with the outrageous design for the Batmobile in the upcoming Batman movie.
As Ken Block’s behind-the-scenes video below shows, the crew came up with a few different designs: a familiar black-on-black styling theme, and another in all white, inspired by the white Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa used in the Miami Vice TV show in the 1980s.
Ken Block is hoping to film his next Gymkhana video in Miami on the east coast of the US, which should make for an awesome backdrop.
In the meantime, the planning for the next video is still in the early stages and the car is yet to be built, but it’s good to see the coronavirus lockdowns haven’t delayed the next instalment of Gymkhana too much.