Fans of Ken Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn will soon be able to own an RC car version of their very own. Replicating the chopped, slammed and massaged look of the real 1965 Ford Mustang the Hoonicorn RTR is based on, the official HPI Racing RS4 Sport 3 version features the same gigantic supercharger air scoop, same paint scheme and even the same wheels as the real thing! With a high-traction full-time shaft 4WD providing the go power, this electric-powered version will let you pull off the same wild action as Ken Block himself in 1/10th the size!
The full-size Hoonicorn RTR is a totally custom, all-out drift machine that was designed by Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR design studio and built by ASD Motorsports over 2 years to exacting specifications. It’s fitted with a monstrous 410 cubic inch V8 putting out nearly 850 horsepower at a screaming 9000RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed Dakar Rally-spec transmission and 4WD drivetrain, with a completely custom adjustable suspension, and 3-piece fifteen52 wheels wrapped with super-wide 18-inch tires made in a custom compound just for Ken Block himself. You can read about the inspiration and design of the one-of-a-kind Hoonicorn RTR in this Speedhunters special article by Vaughn Gittin Jr!
fifteen52 R43 Replica 3 Piece Wheels
Custom-forged and machined by the custom wheel experts at fifteen52, the amazing 3-piece R43 wheels are replicated in exacting 1/10th scale directly from the original CAD files, so each and every Hoonicorn RTR replica has the perfect look and street stance. The real 18″ x 10.5″ wheels are made from machined forged 6061 aluminum centers and forged stepped & polished lips, while the replica is molded in high-impact nylon in a custom gold color.
Replica Hoonicorn Tires
295/30/18 – magic numbers that give the technical side of Ken Block’s full-size hoops that are fitted to all four corners of the Hoonicorn RTR. But numbers can’t tell the whole story – especially when these tires are made in a custom compound especially for Ken Block himself! The replica tires look exactly like the real thing: extra-wide, semi-slick and super-cool! The scale tires are molded in a durable, long-wearing rubber compound that gives enough grip for awesome acceleration!
One-Piece Molded Chassis
The RS4 Sport 3 main chassis is formed from a single piece of reinforced plastic and features the drivetrain tunnel molded right down the middle, just like a real car. It’s a step beyond any plastic tub chassis car available today. Underneath all this detail and awesomeness is the RS4 Sport 3 chassis, the latest scale touring car chassis from HPI Racing! The HPI RS4 Sport 3 chassis features full-time 4WD, a completely sealed and highly efficient shaft drivetrain, coilover shock absorbers plus waterproof electronics. The fully contained drivetrain means there are no exposed gears, belts or drivetrain parts to get stuck with rocks or dirt. The car is completely assembled and fitted with the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR body and fifteen52 wheels right out of the box, so all you have to do is PLUG IN AND DRIVE!
The RS4 Sport 3 features a versatile electronic speed controller that can be used with modern lithium-polymer (LiPo) or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Please note a LiPo adapter plug is not included, your model shop will be able to provide one.
Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
The RS4 Sport 3 features full-time four-wheel drive to give you the most control and precision on the road or track. All four wheels are driven by heavy duty gear differentials at the front and rear, just like a real car. The extra traction gives you increased acceleration and cornering control for maximum confidence and fun.
Sealed Shaft Drivetrain
The drivetrain of all the RS4 Sport 3 models features the motor mounted longitudinally in the molded chassis, next to the long driveshaft that goes down the center of the car. The entire drivetrain, including the central driveshaft and gear diffs, is completely sealed to prevent dirt, rocks and debris from damaging or binding the drivetrain. The driveshaft, diffs and axles spin on ball bearings to maximize drivetrain efficiency.
The central driveshaft that connects the front and rear differentials is easily accessed from underneath the chassis. This allows the drivetrain to be completely sealed to protect it from rocks and debris no matter where you may want to drive your car.
Easy Access Differentials
Getting to the differentials for quick adjustments is a matter of removing just 4 screws – this allows you to pop out the diff and change the grease, check the gears or just give it a general service. Bevel gear differentials at each end of the car transfer power from the driveshaft to the dogbones and axles that drive each wheel. The all-metal construction allows the drivetrain to withstand powerful brushless motors for easy upgrading in the future. Rubber-sealed ball bearings support the differentials and each diff can be tuned independently by changing the diff grease.
Double-Wishbone Fully Adjustable Suspension
The suspension of the RS4 Sport 3 uses the race-proven double-wishbone suspension design, similar to a full scale modern race car. You’ll be able to control the anti-squat and anti-dive of the front and rear arms using the standard pivot blocks, and the option parts allow you to adjust the sweep and toe angles. You’ll also be able to easily change the roll center front and rear with the racing-style vertical ballstud mounting on both the inner and outer camber link mounts. Multiple shock mounting positions provide a full range of shock suspension angle adjustment to suit different road conditions.
Oil-Filled Threaded Shocks
The RS4 Sport 3 is fitted with a set composite coilover-style oil-filled shocks, just like what you’d see on a real race car. The fully adjustable shocks are fully tunable to provide the optimum chassis performance on a wide variety of road surfaces. The ride height is quickly adjustable by using the threaded shock collars. Further tuning adjustments are also possible by changing the springs and shock oil weight.
Rugged Spring-Loaded Servo Saver
Fitted to the HPI SF10W waterproof servo is an adjustable multipiece servo saver, which protects the servo from crash damage. In the event of a crash or collision, the front wheels usually take a big portion of the blow and transmits the impact directly to the steering servo. The strong spring-loaded cam action of the servo saver is designed to absorb this force and protect the servo internals from the impact!
- Release date: January 2018
- Part: 115990
- Price: $290