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BLOCK'S FOX Ken Block fulfills his Fox Mustang ‘Destiny’ with a droptop impulse buy

Known around the world for the amazing Gymkhana videos that showcase his driving skills and love of hooning, Ken Block has a storied history of creating and enjoying some impressive vehicles.

Recently, the head Hoonigan caught onto the Fox Mustang craze when he revealed plans for the HooniFox project. That carried him down the rabbit hole to the point that he just had to have one of his own.

“Carcaine can make you do funny things, like hop on a one-way flight with a pocket full of cash — to buy a Fox-body Mustang you haven’t seen — from a dude you’ve never met - before driving 500 miles straight back home overnight — to do drop-top burnouts till the tires literally come off!”

The Fox Mustang bug bit Ken Block. So much so that he and his crew hopped a flight to Denver to buy a weathered convertible sight unseen, which begat a fun road-trip video.

As such, Block and his partner in crime, Zac Mertens, hopped a flight to Denver with $4,000 in-hand to purchase, of all things, a well-worn Fox Mustang GT convertible. 

“Destiny has determined that I need more Fox bodies in my life,” Block said in the included video. “I don’t even have one yet, but that’s what we need to do is go get a Fox-body today.”

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After $4,000 and 500 miles, the latest addition joined the Hoonigan stable. It should be fun to see what happens to this classic 5.0 next.

“The Hoonifox is a project we recently launched, but I have never driven a Fox body,” Block added. “Now I can say that I have officially owned and driven a Fox body… over 500 miles.”

Upon returning to Hoonigan Racing Division HQ with the Fox convertible, Block’s team refilled its nitrous bottle and they set out for some hooning. The nitrous malfunctioned, but the pushrod 5.0 was plenty up to the task of killing all tires in naturally-aspirated form.

Ken Block and Zac Mertens enjoyed their long trip back from Denver, Colorado, to Salt Lake City, Utah. We definitely respect the duo’s classic road-trip tunes, and it kind of makes us want a cassette deck again.

There is no telling what the future holds for this droptop Fox, which the pair named “Destiny,” because, as Mertens explained, “She’s a Fox, she’s topless, and it’s kind of a stripper name. She may be a little rough around the edges, but she purrs like a kitten.”

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