Ken Block, whose name is synonymous with Gymkhana, was taken out in the quarterfinals of the X Games Gymkhana GRID event in his all-new M-Sport built 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43. Although this slightly puts him off his goal to win gold at all four of this year’s Global X Games, he’s still got the chance to go for the overall championship win at this year's Global RallyCross.
80s inspired liveryThe all-new M-Sport built 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43 has been built completely fresh from the ground up, using a standard Fiesta bodyshell. Its livery is said to draw inspiration from Ken Block’s love of “80s and early 90s skateboarding graphics, as well as Miami Vice-era offshore powerboats and a dash of hair metal and old school hip hop mixed in for good measure." The car also has a colorful exterior with blue wheels, an American flag roof scoop and plenty of sponsor logos.
No information has been released about exactly what is under the hood of the Ken Block Ford Fiesta RX43. However, after driving the car for the first time, Block said: “I'm absolutely stoked on how this car has turned out. My Ford Fiesta HFHV last year was awesome, but the RX43 is really on a whole new level. Malcolm and the team at M-Sport took all of our input and made some radical improvements.”