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