gymkhana five by ken block
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 five by ken block
‘gymkhana 4’ at universal studios

‘gymkhana 4 – the hollywood megamerical’ video
gymkhana five by ken block
destroyed wheels and tires from filming
gymkhana five by ken block
stock 2013 ford fiesta upon which the rally car is based
  • epic!

  • I really appreciate the way how you manage to sell things, good image, astonishing effects, good sequence of scenes, the question is: this Block is only a good ‘Hollywoodesc’ stuntmen, or can he ever beat Sebastian Loeb, or any other guy from the world rally championship? It looks too far away from the reality, from the American point of view, maybe it looks amazing as a spot merchandise machine, but I do not remember a single world rally championship from United States.Meanwhile, the San Francisco sequence is quite interesting, but I still do prefer a good film from Peter Yates ( Steve McQueen – Bullit from 1968).

  • my fiesta doesn\’t do ANY of those things (sad face)

  • Hell yeah DB.. I wonder how they got the city of Sanfran to shut down the bay bridge

  • i think i love the ford fiesta now…


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