Ken Block is back for another round of tyre-shredding fun, this time on a climb up Pikes Peak in Climbkhana. With extreme elevation gains of up to 14,000 feet, Block required something special for the hill climb, which is where the Hoonicorn V2 comes into play.

Introduced in October last year, the car is an evolution of his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR, which has been tweaked to make more power. Its 6.7 litre methanol-powered V8 churns out 1,400 hp with the help of those two things sticking out of the bonnet, called turbochargers.

As Toyo Tires is the main sponsor for the project, the car gets to destory a set of Proxes R888R tyres on its way up. “This car is insane. I feel it genuinely wants to kill me! Before we added the twin turbos, it was the most fun car I’ve ever driven. Now it’s still quite fun to drive, but it melts tyres ridiculously quick,” said Block.

“To have this thing be such a beast and then take it to this very dangerous mountain, well, I thought I’d maybe finally taken on a project that might be too much for me to handle. This is the most powerful AWD-type car in the world to be driven this way, so I’m genuinely glad I didn’t die making this video!” he continued.

He should be glad because in some instances, it looked as if the car is heading right off the edge, something that will likely result in tragedy. Thankfully, nothing of the sort happens, and we get to enjoy loud noises, a lovely display of car control and death-defying stunts. Now, turn up the volume, hit play and enjoy Block’s latest work.