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Uncle Ken’s new Rally toy

27 July 2011 No Comment

Ken Block revealed his newest weapon of rally destruction last week at the Gymkhana world tour in Los Angeles. The Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.), yes thats what its being called, gets its name not from its method of drive, but instead from its ability to transform and race at the highest level for each of these motorsport events it faces,  this makes it one of the most unique and versatile competition vehicles ever built by Ford. Uncle Ken is going to not just dominate, he is going to wipe the field clean I tell you and its all still street legal… Wink wink!

Ford says:

The chassis of the H.F.H.V. is based on M-Sport’s current 2011 Ford Fiesta RS WRC car, but in order to achieve the power outputs required for both rallycross and gymkhana, the 1.6L engine has been replaced with a Pipo Moteurs-built 2.0L, inline-four cylinder. This mill is based off the power plant found previously in the Ford Focus RS WRC car, a motor that has over 10 years of development. The result is a massive 600hp and 665 ft. lbs. of torque when using the 45mm restrictor required by the Global Rally Cross series. While the 2.0l engine makes the H.F.H.V. ineligible for WRC competition, the addition of a 34mm restrictor will allow the car to compete in the Rally America series. Engine management is handled by Cosworth Electronics.
Mated to the Ford EcoBoost motor is a custom AWD system designed by Sadev. The drivetrain features a 6-speed Sadev sequential transmission and three adjustable Sadev mechanical differentials. Different gear ratios are used for each of the Hybrid’s three modes. To handle the varying surface conditions, specific Reiger suspension set-ups have been developed for each of the three modes.

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