Ken Block and Audi - A Match Made in Heaven?
Remember all those gymkhana videos with millions of views on YouTube? Of course you do. For years, Ken Block has been working with Ford, and the only company before that was Subaru. Now, though, the 53-year old rally driver has moved to Audi - did you see this coming?
You Have to Love Watching Ken Block Hoon The All-Electric Ford Fiesta ERX
Ken Block needs no introduction by now. The inventor of Gymkhana has gathered a huge fan base on- and off-line, and for good reason: he’s been sitting behind the wheel in cool rides since forever. Speaking of those, this time around, Mr. Block gets to shakedown the living daylight out of the all-electric Ford Fiesta ERX that he actually raced over the last weekend in FIA’s World Rallycross Project E race series. And as usual, some tire slaying ensued.
The Lights on Ken Block’s SVC F-150 Raptor Will Turn Your Retinas Into Swiss Cheese
If you scroll down our page dedicated to the legendary Ken Block, you’ll quickly notice one thing: Outside of being an epic drifter, this is a man that loves his Fords. Most recently, he’s looking to dominate the Projekt E Series with an all-electric Ford Fiesta and he’s even gone so far as to put a Ford Raptor Engine Inside a Supra boat of all things. That Supra boat is also graciously towed by none other than a Ford F-150 Raptor, but this isn’t any raptor – it’s one that’s been tuned beyond reason by off-road tuner SVC. Now, Ken Block has done some crazy custom lighting work and, well, let’s just say that they can probably watch him Baja that F-150 Raptor at night from the International Space Station.
Ken Block Will Bring Dominance to the 2020 Projekt E Series With an All-Electric Ford Fiesta
By now you all (should) know who Ken Block is and what he does for a living, so we’re going to cut the blabber and get straight to the point: he’ll be hooning an all-electric Ford Fiesta prepared by STARD in the Projekt E racing series. Now let’s explain what’s what.
Watch Ken Block’s 13-year-old daughter pull off perfect donuts
Everybody heard of Ken Block by now, the man behind the extremely addictive (and hard to pull off) Gymkhana. His videos have amassed millions of views on YouTube and by the looks of it, Mr. Block is keen on passing the donut spinning knowledge to his daughter Lia.
Ken Block Lets It Rip in the Extreme E Electric Race Car
One of the stars featured in this video needs no introduction. That’s Mr. Ken Block, the man who made Gymkhana and Climbkhana famous. The other is the Extreme E all-electric race car, a new-age speed monster that, in all honesty, needs a lot more attention than it’s currently getting.
You see, electric car racing is like a toddler. You’ve got Formula E leading the pack, of course, but there’s a whole lot of room for other disciplines to grown and fully embrace electrification and lineup battery-powered cars in various racing mediums. Alejandro Agag, the man who founded the Extreme E series, came up with a prototype that would support the competition and the spec sheet is nothing short of impressive, as Ken Block found out.
Watch Ken Block Hoon His Way to Heaven’s Gate in Climbkhana Two
Ken Block is one of the best professional drivers out there. Although he’s been in the business for a long time, it is the Gymkhana video that got him the fame he deserves. Since then, Block has been doing what he does best, only upping the skills each time. All his videos have the oomph and pizzazz that can make you go wow in an instant.
Now, he is back again with another terrifyingly-awesome video that’s titled ‘Climbkhana Two’. In this video, you can see the master rule the Tianmen Mountain in China. But, guess what? It’s not in some sleazy Subaru, as Mr. Block chose the F-150 Hoonitruck this time!! So, are you ready to have your minds blown?
Ken Block Has a Supra That’s Powered By a Ford Raptor Engine But It Doesn’t Have Wheels
We all know and love Ken Block. And we all know that the man who started the Gymkhana craze and even got to compete in the World Rally Championship is Ford’s ambassador of sorts. He got to drive the Ford GT long before customers got a chance at it and his love for the brand is clearly expressed by some of the drift-ready vehicles he owns. The thing is, Mr. Block likes his Ford Raptor engines in boats as well.
Ken Block’s New Ford Escort RS Cosworth Didn’t Even Survive its First Race
Ken Block’s Ford Escort RS Cosworth rally car must be cursed. A little over a year his first Escort RS Cosworth rally, which after he affectionately calls “Cossie,” caught fire and burned down, the second Escort RS Cosworth, called “Cossie V2,” once again came up short at the most inopportune time, conking out in the middle of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood race. In a span of 20 months, Block has raced in two Escort RS Cosworth rally cars. Neither made it to the finish line. There must be a pattern there.
Ken Block Presents His New Ford Escort Ahead Of His World Tour
Do you love the Group A era in the World Rally Championship? Well, then I’ve got some good news for you! Ken Block rebounded from the horrific accident last year that saw his Escort Cosworth burn to a crisp and successfully built a new one he’ll take around the world, including to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
A mighty crash during last July’s American Rally Association (ARA) New England Forest Rally didn’t deter Ken Block. The part-stuntman, part-business man, and part-rally and rallycross driver got out of what was an immaculately prepared 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth RS and, as the car was fully engulfed in flames, started planning on what to do next. If you are familiar with Brock’s non-Gymkhana exploits, you’ll know that he’s no stranger to crashes, so this one wasn’t going to stop him. Indeed, as we wrote back in November, Block and Hoonigan have prepared a new Escort that’s, as expected, bigger and better than the previous one.
Here’s How Ford Performance 3D-Printed the Intake Manifold for Ken Block’s Hoonitruck
Just one glance will confirm - Ken Block’s Hoonitruck is a combination of creativity, performance engineering, and unbridled insanity. In fact, it’s a bit like Mr. Block himself in that respect. We love picking apart all the cool little bits and pieces Ford added to this one-off smoke machine, and now we’re getting an inside look at the Hoonitruck’s unique 3D-printed intake manifold.
Gymkhana 10 - 5 Cars, 5 Cities, Lots of Rubber
After months of teasing, it’s finally here - the tenth installment of Ken Block’s iconic Gymkhana series. This time around, the Hoonigan crew went above and beyond, cutting together a variety of cars and locations to create one seamless automotive extravaganza. This one is pretty epic, folks.
Ken Block Lifts The Curtain With 20 Gymkhana Secrets: Video
As anyone who’s ever worked on video production will tell you, there’s a lot that goes into every single minute of a finalized piece. From editing, to overdubbing, to take after take after take, the polished glory you see when it’s all said and done belies just how much time and effort when into its creation. That goes doubly so when the video in question is the tire-burning madness that is Ken Block’s Gymkhana series. We’ve been loving the videos, and now we’re getting an inside look at what went into their creation, including some of the, er, messier takes. Yeah, your imagination is pretty much spot on.
Each of the following videos contains ten secrets we didn’t know about the Gymkhana videos, like how the Hoonicorn was originally supposed to be a Ford Maverick rather than a ’65 Mustang, or how Block rolled the Fiesta in Gymkhana Eight with just a single scene left to shoot, forcing the Hoonigans to piece it back together in the desert in just a few hours.
It’s pretty interesting stuff if you’re into Block’s videos, so hit play and check ‘em out.
Watch Ken Block Destroy Tires In His New Hoonitruck: Video
Back in October, Ken Block revealed the latest wild machine to claw its way out of his caffeine- and tire smoke-addled brain. It’s called the Hoonitruck, and it’s a twin-turbo, 914-horse dose of custom carbon fiber madness designed to shred all things round and rubber. Now, you can watch it do exactly that in this 2-minute, 43-second test session video.
Ken Block Is Building Another Escort Cosworth for His 2019 Cossie World Tour
Ken Block made headlines earlier this year when he unveiled a stunning Ford Escort Cosworth RS fully prepped for rallying. The American promptly rolled the Escort RS during the New England Forest Rally and, following the crash, the Ford burnt to a crisp. Now, Hoonigan Racing announced that a new Escort will carry Block and Gelsomino in 2019.
We all know that besides making those crazy Gymkhana videos, Ken Block is an out-and-out fan of proper rallying. That’s why the American never misses out on a chance to try his hand around some special stages, be it tarmac or gravel, or even snow. He’s participated in a number of WRC events over the years in top-of-the-line Ford and Subaru machinery, as well as competing in the Rally America championship.
Brock’s latest project was turning a classic Ford Escort Cosworth RS into a full-blown rally car as a tribute to the Group A-spec rally cars of the mid-to-late-’90s. His original Cossie was crashed during the New England Forest Rally, and it erupted in flames almost immediately. The car was destroyed, but Block and Gelsomino weren’t hurt. Now, they’re aiming to bounce back stronger than ever!
Ken Block’s New AWD F-150-Based Hoonitruck Is Ford GT Crazy
It ain’t easy being Ken Block. Sure, it looks like fun and games, what with a career as a professional race car driver, plus all kinds of extremely lucrative endorsement deals and one of the most viral brands on the face of the planet. But along with all those perks, Block must also one-up himself on an extremely regular basis. It all started with the Gymkhana series, with each successive video bringing the stunt driving insanity to an all-new level. Then came the builds, starting with the infamous Hoonicorn. Now, we’re getting a look at the latest wild creation from the Hoonigan team. It’s called the Hoonitruck, and as you probably expect, it’s every shade of over-the-top.
Ken Block and His 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth Are Officially Returning to American Stage Rally
It looks like the Hoon Master General is returning to the twists and turns of slideways driving for speed, rather than for show. Yep - Ken Block, purveyor of all things tire smoke and energy drinks, will once again try his hand in American Stage Rally, and he’s bringing his race-prepped and freshly painted ’93 Ford Escort Cosworth with him to do the job.
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The Hoonigan Crew Lists Their Favorite Burnouts From 2017: Video
As we count down the few remaining hours of 2017, it’s always a fun time to look back at the good stuff of the past year. As such, we listed our favorite and least favorite cars of the year, recapped the debuts that either made a big splash or a big flop, and generally argued about which opinions were right and which were obviously wrong. Looks like our friends over at The Hoonigans YouTube channel are feeling the same New Years nostalgia, and as such, they put together the above-featured video listing their favorite burnouts from 2017.
Of course, The Hoonigans aren’t exactly newbies when it comes to smoking the meats. Under the tutelage of the Hoon Master General himself, Mr. Ken Block, these folks know exactly what it takes to execute a proper burnout. And we’re not talking about just revving it up and dumping the clutch – any high schooler with a busted old V-8 and a learner’s permit can do that. No, we’re talking about the art of a burnout, with something unique to lay it all down, engine note screaming in ear-pleasing internal combustion, a fine fog of vaporized tire streaming forth into the atmosphere. The Hoonigans certainly know their stuff when it comes to the art of the burnout, and this thirteen-and-a-half minute video is a lovely display of that time-honored tradition that is the gross display of power over grip.
Picking a best of the bunch isn’t easy given the quality of tire killing on display here, so we’ll leave it up to you to post in the comments your personal favorite.
Ken Block Hits the Street in Awesome, 700-horsepower Ford RS200
When you think about Ken Block, you instantly think about awesome drifting and the Gymkhana video series. But you also think about cool cars. Block owns quite a few performance vehicles, and although most of them are Fords, they’re all pretty special. The Hoonicorn Mustang is by far my favorite, but I also dig his 1991 Escort Cosworth rally car and the black Escort Mk2. But Block just got a new rig that might just make me forget about the Hoonicorn. It’s a 1986 Ford RS200, probably the only RS-badged model that’s cooler than the Focus RS. It’s Block’s dream car, and among the ten cars I’d buy in a heart beat as soon as I win the lottery.
Built between 1984 and 1986 as a homologation car for the company’s Group B rally program, the RS200 is a rare vehicle, with only 200 units rolled out. Some 24 of them were later converted to Evolution specs, a configuration that has become an instant classic and it’s highly sought after by collectors nowadays. Block purchased one of these Evo cars and quickly gave it the Gymkhana treatment with matte black paint and an engine upgrade. The turbocharged, 2.4-liter four-cylinder mounted behind the front seats cranks out a whopping 700 horsepower, and I bet we’ll be seeing all of them in some exciting drifting action really soon. Check out the video and the history section on the RS200 below.
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