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gymkhana five by ken block
jul 09, 2012
gymkhana five by ken block


the ‘gymkhana’ video series by ken block takes a modified production car to the streets for racing
 
american professional rally driver and co-founder of DC shoes ken block has released the newest addition of his gymkhana video series.
using a modified 2012 ford fiesta rally car, the streets throughout the entire san francisco bay area are transformed into a gymkhana course:
a track where drivers navigate a series of drifts and stunts through pre-determined obstacles.

filmed over four days, ’gymkhana five’ is a follow up to ‘gymkhana four’ which used universal studios as a set to create a hollywood-like
high speed driving scene. each of the videos in the series situates the extreme motorsport in the unexpected context of the everyday.
like all rally cars, the vehicle is a modified version of a production model, in its new iteration utilizing a 650 horsepower engine
which achieves 0 to 60 mph (0 – 100 km/h) in 1.8 seconds, with a lightweight carbonfibre body that enables the craft to perform jumps,
turns, and other maneuvers unlike its street-legal counterpart.


‘gymkhana 5′ video

 
‘gymkhana 4′ at universal studios

‘gymkhana 4 – the hollywood megamerical’ video
 
 
destroyed wheels and tires from filming
 
 
stock 2013 ford fiesta upon which the rally car is based

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