How I ALMOST beat the Hoonicorn driving the 4 Rotor for the first time.

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  • The most respectful way of telling ken block "you anit $hit and your car is slow" I've ever seen 😂👍🏻

    AndyBAndyB8 päivää sitten
  • you direct shift on those dogs in a sequential it will wear the dogs out fast. I half step the clutch with the sequential and it drastically reduced the wear. What are the torque numbers? you keep speaking in HP . When its the torque that launches your mass. Also I see you have never experienced a shattered u joint explosion or you would not run that open U joint right next to you, Your chassis must be flexing a wicked amount . looking at the movement in your steering column glass breaking hood popping loose. could it be possible you are over powering your chassis ? not trolling merely observing.

    michelle coxmichelle cox13 päivää sitten
  • That wasn't even close mate. That Mustang completely smoked you! :-)

    Charl LiebenbergCharl Liebenberg27 päivää sitten
  • I love rotary engines

    Dragon800Dragon800Uukausi sitten
  • Yeah bro where’s the 4 rotor content????? Tf

    Cleetus McBittiesCleetus McBittiesUukausi sitten
  • You can set up an auto fuel cut for when you pull the shifter and keep your foot on the gas. The same system is used in motorcycles. There's a sensor on the shifter that detects pressure from the rider/driver and sends a signal to the computer that cuts fuel to the injectors for about 14ms or less, just long enough for the shift to take place. This is much faster than letting off the gas and reapplying manually.

    KrKryptonKrKryptonUukausi sitten
    • Ah, well, I guess this is what I get for commenting before you go through the video.

      KrKryptonKrKryptonUukausi sitten
  • Am I the only one here that feels the car and race is left hanging... Car didn't seem to run smooth... And no more videos of next task for the 4 rotor .. please finish it before moving on to others

    Hariharan CHariharan CUukausi sitten
  • Power shift

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  • Mabye wider wheels

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  • Twin charger?

    vmm 2008vmm 2008Uukausi sitten
  • More power and less passenger seat idk

    Ashly PlourdeAshly PlourdeUukausi sitten
  • Can you please address the EPA trying to kill our car culture and community and some of our lives if you do not know the EPA is trying to ban everything car related including tuning, boost and many other things. We are under attack we need to address this now before it becomes too late. We can counter this if we gain Support for the RPM act the link to SEMA's page on it is listed below. Please give support so we can keep the car culture alive. To give your voice and save this thing we love go to

    thomson himesthomson himesUukausi sitten
  • Hey Rob you did excellent man.......

    Rennie RattanRennie RattanUukausi sitten
  • Rob: dude, I almost had you! Ken: You never had me That was too much badass for one video, demonized 🙄😢🤣

    B BarrettB BarrettUukausi sitten
  • Why is that oil blue ?

    A- XISTHA- XISTHUukausi sitten
  • @rob dahm dude don't listen to these haters. The hoonicorn had a race shop basically build that car. This 4 rotor is something different. You have built a car that works, drives and when all the kinks are worked out, is as fast as the hoonicorn if not faster in my own opinion.

    Dennis PowersDennis Powers2 kuukautta sitten
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Klaus BritoKlaus Brito2 kuukautta sitten
    • tf ur laughing at???? you cant even be close to him and ur laughing. what a beta

      Shreesh Vijaya KumarShreesh Vijaya KumarUukausi sitten
  • Wtf the go pro on the back window luckily falls on the side of his leg good run tho thats ballsy your first time driving a super fast car

    Mox_Torres GamingMox_Torres Gaming2 kuukautta sitten
  • say if i was driving what i would do to make it batter is let you drive :)

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  • I noticed when I watched the hoonigan this vs that video you could tell Ken was shifting tf outta the hoonicorn and rob was being soft on his tranz

    Juan CortesJuan Cortes2 kuukautta sitten

    0oXcaliburo00oXcaliburo02 kuukautta sitten
  • As much as I love Hoonigan, I feel they really stacked the cards against you Rob. That whole series was just to glorify the Hoonicorn and make it appear unbeatable. But you came out, untested, and absolutely killed it. You may have "lost" but you and the 4-rotor are definitely winners. Looking forward to whatever else is to come!

    jordan millettjordan millett2 kuukautta sitten
  • Buys $10k sequential transmission, doesn't learn how to use it 🤦‍♂️

    BunsFabBunsFab2 kuukautta sitten
  • Coulda woulda shoulda but you did not beat him he played you like a tight pussy lmao.

    DennyDenny2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hohonigan

    viko setiawanviko setiawan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Dat Driveshaft doe

    perdo manesperdo manes2 kuukautta sitten
  • I’m so excited!!!!!!

    JimmyJames1978JimmyJames19782 kuukautta sitten
  • I loved the fact that you never really driven the RX7 and almost defieded Ken Block, that alone is worth a party. You are not done with the car and you still (almost) beat him. Theres big potential and really nice job done. Theres no way i wouldve done better, respect!!

    oordopjesoordopjes2 kuukautta sitten
  • They sand bagged just about every race they had with the Hoonicorn. It also annoyed me that they never raced Leroy or Ruby but raced cars that obviously wouldn't win.

    Mike BartonMike Barton2 kuukautta sitten
  • 4wd, 4 rotor, 4 thousand horse goal too?

    EvanEvan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Rip backwindow

    KZ driftKZ drift2 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob: We're loosing!!! Rx7: Hit the weight reduction button!!!

    Stephen WhiteStephen White2 kuukautta sitten
    • 🤣🤣🤣

      Johnny JouhaJohnny Jouha10 päivää sitten
  • I see you loose lots of time for gearchange. wouldn't it be better a faster transmission like torque converter or DSG? I mean, you might loose at launch, but then its all raw 100% power delivery without interruptions.

    AnDreAnDre2 kuukautta sitten
  • Win or not your car will always be iconic

    HunterHunter2 kuukautta sitten
  • Take this to salt flats where you can thrash on this beast and get comfortable, you’ll need it .

    Jason RosasJason Rosas2 kuukautta sitten
  • What kind of oil is that?

    nate _58nate _582 kuukautta sitten
  • We need to spam forza for them to put robs rx7 in the next game!!!!!!!

    reeses piecesreeses pieces2 kuukautta sitten
  • en español por favor

    jorge weberjorge weber2 kuukautta sitten
  • Couldve beat it of you weren't against a vehicular "Mary Sue" with a massive budget.

    notamexican91notamexican912 kuukautta sitten
  • Love how scientific you are with your videos! Sub’d

    CilicianEliteCilicianElite2 kuukautta sitten
  • The biggest problem with the last run is no trans tunnel ! Jesus

    Cheese PizzaCheese Pizza2 kuukautta sitten
  • More practice thats all you needed n you could of beat him, maybe... the Hoonicorn is the fastest car in the world. No one really knows the top speed of the Hoonicorn for sure. Coupled with a driver like Ken block, he puts the I in impossible to beat.

    Jay DavisJay Davis2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hi Rob .. Put drag slicks on the RX7. Make the gear ratio longer in 1st 2nd 3rd . Adjust suspension softer . Put 100 hp shot of nos for 3rd and 4th run anti lag if you run anti surge turbos don't use blow off more air more boost in the system . And change the fuel system to METH this is my opinion too how to beat that unicorn👍 I could tell your not driving the rx7 to it's full potential.. abit of advise . Drive it like you stole it !😂

    Tomas PTomas P3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob, Google "Degloving of arm" for a glimpse of what your future holds if you do not fully shield yourself in that cockpit from rotational mass.

    WompieWompie3 kuukautta sitten
  • Your car would smoke every car I ever owned or will own and it’s amazing the work you put into it. That said the other car passed you so hard I thought the video was sped up 3x. Cool info and analysis.

    bann_the_fodderbann_the_fodder3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob please put a shield over the u joint you won't be able to shift your car if it amputates you at the elbow

    Benjamin SmithBenjamin Smith3 kuukautta sitten
  • you lost alot of time shifting ..............shifter to high maybe?

    john deepfreezejohn deepfreeze3 kuukautta sitten
  • Driving is like sex. It's better to take your time and learn what to do rather than go in hard af and bust something open. Practice makes perfect.

    AudacityAudacity3 kuukautta sitten
  • Give us more racing an more 4roter progress - this is how you shut us up

    MiK PieceMiK Piece3 kuukautta sitten
  • Yep u just need more seat time and launch it harder

    Naraindra A.BNaraindra A.B3 kuukautta sitten
  • So, during shifts, the timings are pulled and the engine is colled down with allot of fresh fuel? And this is without letting the throttle? Brilliant! Does the shifting light bright you enough?

    TheSilviuTheSilviu3 kuukautta sitten
    • he is shifting according to the shift light, its just that he shift a little early just to stay safe. bare in mind he didnt test the car at all prior to this race.

      Shreesh Vijaya KumarShreesh Vijaya KumarUukausi sitten
  • the 4 rotor sound so brautiful, it make me cry

    Ber fusBer fus3 kuukautta sitten
  • How is nobody talking about that open driveshaft right below his right elbow ... thats a pretty ugly accident just waiting to happen. Anyway, awesome stuff you doing there.

    M RiedschM Riedsch3 kuukautta sitten
  • Dyno tuned should have helped for rich factor, lean it out a bit or a lot and it will help with launch and HP. All in all great job. Want my fd to be that.

    bobbydbobbyd3 kuukautta sitten
  • This hooptie pos is constantly falling apart in every video and it's hilarious.

    Creator 262Creator 2623 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob: I almost had u Everyone: Only in your wet dreams

    Daniel SatkoDaniel Satko3 kuukautta sitten
  • that spinny, arm-rippy open driveshaft looks terrifying :| please but something there to stop elbows and rib-cages from getting eaten...

    Batmans_backupBatmans_backup3 kuukautta sitten

    SatanSatan3 kuukautta sitten
  • I got my Hoonicorn blood and great Tuesday. Thank Rob and crew. You guys are doing great work. Thumbs up.

    ManyMany3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob how about using a spark interrupt along with your string gauge on your shifting so you won’t have to lift your foot on the Excelerator as you pull back on your shifter it is a Rupps the spark at the same time of the millisecond my friend uses it on his ZX14 he uses air shift with a spark interrupt when he does the mile long race is top speed so far 197 👍😊

    James Cook Jr.James Cook Jr.3 kuukautta sitten
  • 2,3,4... 5 !

    CharlotCharlot3 kuukautta sitten
  • The logs clearly say danger to the manifold :p that's why the hood flew up lol

    Andre VAndre V3 kuukautta sitten
  • so what your saying is that we should expect a round 2

    DevdoesitbestDevdoesitbest3 kuukautta sitten
  • Need a shield over the drive shaft and a shorter shifter.

    jeffrey lewisjeffrey lewis3 kuukautta sitten
  • Blows my mind how quickly that car revs out

    Jon CooperJon Cooper3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob: I was just trying to not make a fool of myself. Also Rob: Hood flies off and smashes rear window.

    fatninja987fatninja9873 kuukautta sitten
  • The only thing you could have done differently is to be more prepared. People will always judge and criticize you when you are in the public eye, but you are the only one making it happen for yourself. keep it up success is inevitable.

    DoubleJn2oDoubleJn2o3 kuukautta sitten
  • Keep up the good work. U are awsome.

    Nathanael RodriguezNathanael Rodriguez3 kuukautta sitten
  • Very informative analysis of this shake down run

    Robert MullerRobert Muller3 kuukautta sitten
  • You need a taller final drive ;)

    Hector SalgueroHector Salguero3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob please, you never "almost" beat the Hoonicorn..

    Jorje PabloJorje Pablo3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob your such a lil tease and I love it 💯 you know you could of beaten Ken block but your the bigger man 😉

    ceasarstittsceasarstitts3 kuukautta sitten
  • I always confuse you with Adam LZed

    Fart SoundeffectFart Soundeffect3 kuukautta sitten
  • #4RotorSwappesGTR

    DiaguinDiaguin3 kuukautta sitten
  • going in soft is how you loose hair. It is your baby but you gotta have fun and not worry about the consequences. Thats the only way she'll let you trully know what she loves and what she hates. Pro race teams drive their cars to the absolute limit and thats how they figure out what works and what doesn't.

    MichalMichal3 kuukautta sitten
  • @Rpb Dahm; Am still enjoying following Your Rotary engine projects; This 4-Rotor AWD RX-7, Rotary-Vette, Rotary-C8, etc. Have had a high interest in the rotary [Wankel] engine since they were first introduced and produced [early Mazda RX series, intended multiple major auto manufactures, RX-7, 8, racing vehicles]. Finally owning a used Cosmo/RX-4 13-B, rebuilt from 1989-1993 Never became involved in modifications of that vehicle, but am very aware and knowledgeable of automobile, vehicle maintenance, repair, modifications, performance, mechanic, mechanical, electrical/electronics engineering with some expertise. You obviously have many high level knowledge, talents, abilities, characteristics, which has led to Your developed experience, expertise, successes throughout the years. You obviously have many talents, abilities and characteristics both mental and physical which are mostly related to mechanical, assembly, development, modification, improvement, experimentation, function. As You are probably aware most of the early race car drivers began in modifications of their engines, mechanical assemblies, structures, etc, to achieve performance improvements and function. As vehicle racing developed, so did the development of teams to achieve better, greater performing machines for better results and raised the level of competition ongoing. Already during the 1960s race teams included their own engineers, not relying upon the engineers of the components alone, with the knowledge, experience, expertise of the mechanics. An engineer has several aspects which are important for the improvements and results. Engineers usually have better, more detailed, in-depth knowledge of the mechanics, function, functionality and the approach is to design the overall machine which includes all sections, parts, aspects and the detailed level of each too. We engineers call this the "top down" approach in design which has many improvements in results, success, efficacy and efficiency. During my early engineering design years in the 1980s, Computer Aided Design [CAD] developed continually allowing engineer designs to be accomplished nearly or completely via a computer with simulation and modeling, thus achieving working, developed products with minimal or without prototypes The limitations of CAD are the amount, level, detail, precision, exactness, accuracy of the modeling and simulation. Sometimes the limitations are a result of lacking inclusion of "real world" variations and variables, especially those which lack a model, precision, exactness and accuracy of them. In any case, CAD will often result in only needed one stage of prototype or perhaps several variations of simultaneous prototypes, with very specific testing then leading to a final product. As compared with mechanics and technicians who will still go through many iterations, stages, and of each component, part, aspect, some of which entails the interconnection, interrelation, connection, relationship, affects, effects of the each component upon the other or the combination(s). Have a simple, potentially important suggestion for You regarding lubrication products. You have been promoting and apparently using Valvoline racing synthetic motor oil and possibly other lubrication products of theirs or others. Certainly from Your experience Valvoline does produce excellent level and quality products. However, in reality, they entered the synthetic lubricant market with their products, rather late, though they certainly produce among the better ones. Still all of the major oil companies produce both synthetic and natural oil based products with the synthetic having superior aspects, performance, functionality and quality. Actually, the best synthetic lubrication products is produced by the originator Amsoil, who preceded Mobil in time, quality, performance, functionality, level and breadth, significantly, each and combined. If You will read the information about the originator, development, continuing improvements, breadth, performance from its founder, engineers including other independent engineers You will be as impressed, perhaps nearly as much as me, and more so with actual use. From my amount and level of knowledge, it is well worth the protection and performance of Your special mechanical equipment to investigate including actual use of their products. Am aware You have a sponsorship relationship with Valvoline and am not aware of the specifics of the financial arrangement, which may be very significant. However, the finances can be arranged for Your benefit with Amsoil, perhaps even more, as an independent distributor. Your first step is to investigate the information and knowledge then with practical use. All The Best, Much Success, Health and Well Being. Sincerely

    Newton FireflyNewton Firefly3 kuukautta sitten
  • If that thing is 100% complete I'd Love to see how a pro drag-racer like Cleetus would handle it. I think there will be some serious world records set...

    Andrico De WetAndrico De Wet3 kuukautta sitten
  • should put purpose built tires on

    Lee ConnorLee Connor3 kuukautta sitten
  • "Almost" 😂 good joke Rob!

    Mvstng GTMvstng GT3 kuukautta sitten
  • You definitely need to adjust your gearing. Comparing specs, gear ratios, air fuel mixtures to piston engines is irrelevant. Being that its a rotary, you are going to have to judge alot of things by ear and trust your instincts. You can tell you're not staying in peak torque and when you are its not for long enough. Spend more time, at the track, learn the quirks of the car. Id switch to a higher final drive, so your RPMS stay higher, and or shorten the transmission gear ratios.

    OverwelmingTriumphntOverwelmingTriumphnt3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob you don't need to explain anything to anyone. You made every true rotary fan. Happy. If they cant accept this then. Maybe they need to look at a mechanical and scientific aspect of Tuning.

    Matthew HolcombMatthew Holcomb3 kuukautta sitten
  • Everyone has to see how we have some fun after a hard days work like you, so go check out Grom_Squach channel to you might likely it just as much as you did this one I know I did be safe everyone

    Dominick McnultyDominick Mcnulty3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob Don't be so hard on yourself. Think how long it took Ken to each of His cars set up the way He wanted them. Everything takes time. You can't rush perfection. Once you learn more about the Unicorn, you will know what she likes and doesn't like. Just be patience and find Her strengths and weaknesses one step at a time. Once She's dialed it then she will become Elanore.

    Daniel RoweDaniel Rowe3 kuukautta sitten
  • Absolutely loved it! Great to see all the data in real time so you can improve and learn the car! Cant wait to see you really drive this monster once you got it all dialed in!

    Junior RamirezJunior Ramirez3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob "short shift" Dahm.... Just joking mate, stick it to em!

    MuttleyMuttley3 kuukautta sitten
  • Ken block : You Never had me !

    Pete SalinasPete Salinas3 kuukautta sitten
  • your video vs ken block was probably my favorite one out of the whole series, you shouldn't expect so much negativity! it had just enough drama with the hood blowing off to make for an entertaining video, but the best part was it all stayed together mechanically and you were able to give him a few good runs. keep it going man! i hope this just keeps inspiring you to push it and keep going forward

    skuz34skuz343 kuukautta sitten
  • only 67 percent throttle first run seem like you we either doing a shakedown or sandbagging

    Jimmy BoeJimmy Boe3 kuukautta sitten
  • You never came close to beating him. Was laughable at best with parts flying off. Looked like a coyote roadrunner cartoon. Kept waiting for the safe to drop out of the sky.

    Paul NellanyPaul Nellany3 kuukautta sitten
  • It don’t matter if you win by a inch or win by a mile.. WINNINGS WINNING!

    T LewT Lew3 kuukautta sitten
  • You gotta get a gearbox that can shift without getting off the throttle

    Jacob Ringgaard MikkelsenJacob Ringgaard Mikkelsen3 kuukautta sitten
  • you gonna race b is for build LS lambo now?

    Eathen AlexanderEathen Alexander3 kuukautta sitten
  • Huh? Can you please repeat

    JJP MoolmanJJP Moolman3 kuukautta sitten
  • Rob, check this out. That is a bit different from your builds, but quite unique in its way.

    Darvin BlackDarvin Black3 kuukautta sitten
  • Experiment with gearing, talk to Ken or someone about the shifting, learn to drive that car with more horsepower, drive it alot more, STOP WORRYING ABOUT BREAKING SHIT!!!! it's gonna happen, test, and make it better, the more seat time, the more natural your gonna become. It could take years, only because your so worried about breaking shit!!! Find you a skid pad and a track day where you can just hammer on it. Stop being afraid man. It'll either break or it'll dominate.

    Jonathan AllenJonathan Allen3 kuukautta sitten
    • And I tell you Rob, I am impressed, I would love the opportunity to drive it myself, or even just come help you out some. I'm nowhere near where you live, but living the dream man. That's awesome tho, get your seat time, and really man you need to remember, it's a car....there's always another

      Jonathan AllenJonathan Allen3 kuukautta sitten
  • Wow, thats a real ending lol. Good job, glad to see the logs, I thought it was geared to high or something as well....

    Remnant DRemnant D3 kuukautta sitten
  • Great vid love the data. So are you letting off the throttle between changes? Surely you can stay in it and the ECU just cuts what it needs to to shift!? So you can just stay in the throttle 100% !!? Flat shifting will make the car even faster!

    SluzzFab -SluzzFab -3 kuukautta sitten
  • How? Put an extra rotor in the car duh

    Soyän CHDSoyän CHD3 kuukautta sitten
  • Loser

    Wildhorse WildhorseWildhorse Wildhorse3 kuukautta sitten
  • This video is awesome and really shows how much of an animal the 4 rotor is. I also appreciate the telemetry and honesty in the video, no excuses just pure reasons and it’s awesome man!

    JordieMotiveJordieMotive3 kuukautta sitten