Stunningly scale and superior on the track
Designed by one of the most prolific rally drivers in the world, this Ken Block 1965 Ford Mustang HOONICORN is one of the most intricate scale bodies made to date. Under that body you’ll find features like shaft-driven 4WD, HPI Firebolt 15T motor, and LiPo-compatible ESC. For scale performance and scale wow factor on the track, you can’t beat this ride!
- Revamped RS4 Sport 3 design
- Factory assembled RTR vehicle
- Fully enclosed 4WD shaft drive
- HPI Firebolt 15-turn motor
- Encased pinion and spur gear
- Sealed metal gear diffs for handling brushless power
- HPI 2.4GHz pistol-grip radio system
- Waterproof SC-3SWP2 ESC
- Adjustable position LiPo/NiMH battery case
- Enclosed receiver case
- Double wishbone suspension design
- Composite oil-filled shocks
- Full set of ball bearings
Length: 17.7 in (450mm)
Width: 8.3 in (212mm)
Height: 4.3 in (110mm)
- RTR Ford Mustang Hoonicorn On-Road Car
- Radio System
- NiMH Battery
- Battery Charger
- Painted Body
- (4) "AA" Batteries
I've run the Hoonicorn in the street, driveway, and drifted in my garage. Despite the additional power, and a lot of beating on the chassis, the car held up very well. I doubt any will experience any mechanical failures, unless you jump the thing on concrete and asphalt. The tires were well suited to drifting on many surfaces, to include concrete and asphalt. It is highly probable, the brushless system had much to do with this characteristic. The body and wheels were scaled down very well. The body is a multiple piece design; it has a mix of paint and stickers. Be aware, the tires will rub the paint off under the wheel wells, and the front air dam will rub against the road and wear a hole.
Perhaps the only negatives I have with the car, the shocks are a little too soft for drifting. I would recommend increasing the preload and limit the down travel of the suspension. The car will drift better and have a little more ground clearance for asphalt streets. Lastly, the chassis design doesn't lend well to unprepared asphalt, the chassis design picks up every little stone, in the worst case, the steering can lock up due to pebbles blocking movement of the steering.
Overall, this is a great car. I would recommend it to anyone, but I believe in stock form, or even with a modified brushless system, the car is well suited for the beginner to the experienced RC enthusiast that wishes to have a fun filled driveway, culdesac, or parking lot drifting experience. The car is worth the money.
Performance enjoyment: Excellent!
Downside: front wheel loves to kick rocks into the chassis tray jamming up the steering servo. Simple solution of making a wheel well out of scrap lexan.
Upgrade to do right away: 2S LiPo
Overall: 5 stars!
The HPI Ken Block Hoonicorn Mustang RS4 SPORT 3 is a Great Proven Platform with upgradable part's throughout the RC World but let's call it like it is for this Special Model the Tires and Wheels are stated as Drift but are Tarmac in this underpowered brushed set-up remember the 1:1 has over 800 horsepower so to recreate that in Scale you have to run Brushless and LiPo..now to get the reason for adding this to my Addiction ..The Awesome Body and Wheels and decal set that makes us drool over Cars Trucks and Automobile's is spot on.. so far I have Video of the Unbox and 2 test runs with Awesome Results and Drooling..so if you want a rare cool Hotrod RC then get this HPI..If you want a Drift Car from the Unbox then look elsewhere
It is great the HPI produces so many variations of the RS4 Sport chassis so parts can be purchased and bodies swapped easily.