Since Ken Block split with Ford after 11 years of partnership, the professional rally driver and Gymkhana extraordinaire has been trying out all sorts of new cars. He now drives a Subaru in America’s rally championship series and even tried out a Skoda Fabia R5 just for giggles. And he’s not done experimenting yet.
Block announced earlier this year he plans to compete in the Baja 1000 in November, adding off-road desert racing to his long list of accomplishments. He and his Hoonigan team today revealed the truck he’ll be driving, a Geiser Bros.-built G6 trophy truck decked out in a stunning tri-color livery designed by Ricardo Gonzalez.
The truck is brand new and fully decked out with all of the hardware and tech Block will need to be competitive in the desert. There are several feet of suspension travel and loads of onboard equipment for navigation and lighting, as well as a massive fuel cell and two spare tires out back. Powering the truck is an 1100-hp 7.7-liter big-block V-8 built by Dougans. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.