On his way to the visit Olsbergs MSE in Sweden, the company that prepares his Ford Fiesta for the Rally America Series, Ken Block decided to have a quick detour on a local ice track to test out the capabilities of the all-wheel drive Hayabusa-powered mini Ford Fiesta.

While it seemed like a regular day in the office for Block, he did admit that he had some fun with the mini Fiesta and seemed genuinely surprised that it packed that much torque and horsepower in such a little frame.

Check out this video to see Block’s exploits in a car that really did seem a little too small for him. Nevertheless, he seemed to handle the maneuvering of the car with relative ease.

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8 comments:

  (534) posted on 11.15.2010

That’s what we get from Ken Block...a very good drifter..smiley

  (571) posted on 11.8.2010

Nice to know he uses the same GoPRO HD camera I use on my car I am noticing in the photo above..

  (858) posted on 11.5.2010

Ken Block is like a rallying mastermind. Or at least a drifting one. This Fiesta’s paint scheme is awesome, probably the best RallyX livery out there.

  (216) posted on 10.11.2010

Looking forward to watching him and the other racers this weekend. Between an awesome motor sport event like this being less than 2 hours away AND having a girlfriend who WANTS to go, life is good.

  (309) posted on 10.6.2010

I said RS prod version, why would i build it myself?

  (534) posted on 03.23.2010

Looks quite a fun to play with and an ideal car for daily groceries.

  (345) posted on 02.22.2010

’Extravagant’, that’s the word that fits onto this car. It kinda hard to drift on a ice track and the factor that it’s a hatchback, the handle seems to be that hard and really need a good drifter for that. I’m still amazed on the performance of that car.

  (518) posted on 02.21.2010

what the hell, is he meant to sit at the center of the car? well that was odd and way different from STI and Fiesta.. but I must agree, he handles the car well.

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