HUNT­ING THE HOONICORN

HPI BUILDS KEN BLOCK’S MON­STER MUS­TANG

RC Car Action - - FRONT PAGE - BY KEVIN HET­MAN­SKI PHO­TOS BY KEVIN HET­MAN­SKI & LEIGH GUARNIERI

A great thing about RC is that you can get be­hind the wheel of some of the coolest cars on the planet. OK, so it’s not the real deal, but looks the part and pro­vides a smaller-scale ver­sion of the speed and ca­pa­bil­i­ties that make th­ese cars so cool. HPI is one of those RC com­pa­nies that does a great job of tak­ing real cars and scal­ing them down so that we can af­ford to have one in our garage, and it pro­vides per­for­mance that will de­liver a good time to ev­ery­one from begin­ners to ex­pe­ri­enced Rc’ers. One of the lat­est and most an­tic­i­pated scale ve­hi­cles to come out of the HPI garage is a replica of Ken Block’s Hoonicorn RTR. It’s based on the easy-to-use and ef­fi­cient RS4 Sport 3 chas­sis, and comes out of the box ready to run. With it, you get that awe­some Hoonicorn body, and un­der­neath is a molded chas­sis with shaft-driven 4WD, in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion with oil-filled shocks, brushed mo­tor, and more. It’s time for a lit­tle Gymkhana ac­tion, so let’s check it out!

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