Lia Block will drive her father’s Porsche 911 “Hoonipigasus” on the 2023 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb (PPIHC) this June.
Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile crash in January, after which his household confirmed plans to proceed racing. The Pikes Peak plans have been introduced Thursday on Instagram. The publish stated Lia Block shall be making a “tribute run” that won’t be timed.
The Hoonipigasus is one in all Ken Block’s craziest builds. Designed particularly for Pikes Peak, it is mid-engined, all-wheel-drive, and has a claimed 1,400 hp. The title references each sponsor Mobil 1’s Pegasus mascot, and the Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” race automotive, which was additionally the inspiration for the automotive’s livery.
On the time of its first Pikes Peak outing in 2022, Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division additionally stated the Hoonipgasus had a specifically designed transmission tunnel geared toward decreasing the middle of gravity, GPS-actuated height-adjustable suspension that used telemetry from the earlier yr’s race, and a 2,204-pound curb weight. A large rear wing compensates for the skinny air at Pikes Peak, the place racers begin at 9,300 toes above sea stage and climb to 14,155 toes over about 12 miles.
Ken Block’s Hoonipigasus Porsche 911
Ken Block drove the Hoonipigasus within the unrestricted Pikes Peak Open (PPO) class in 2022, gunning for an total win. An engine failure prevented him from qualifying, nonetheless.
Lia Block, who’s 16 yr previous, has some racing expertise, competing in a number of occasions in current months honoring her father. She completed ninth in March’s American Rally Affiliation (ARA) 100 Acre Wooden Rally, which her father received seven instances. Her mom Lucy additionally competed, however was not labeled among the many finishers. The duo plan plan to enter the remaining ARA rounds.