Ken Block recently released Gymkhana 9: Raw Industrial Playground featuring the potent Ford Focus RS RX. Ford has now released Part 1 of a 360-degree virtual reality version of Gymkhana 9. Part 2 is expected to be released in coming weeks and we will surely share it with you when it arrives. In the meantime, enjoy the drive with Ken Block in the video below! It's awesome...
We love watching Ken Block ripping up tar and taking over streets across the world... don’t you? Block’s previous Gymkhana shenanigans are pretty impressive, showcasing immaculate driving skills and hair-raising moments. Now, Gymkhana 9: Raw Industrial Playground has arrived, but this time Ken Block goes back to his Gymkhana roots in Buffalo, New York where he goes full tilt in a powerful Ford Focus RS RX. Awesome!
“I really wanted to bring Nine back to the core roots of my earlier Gymkhana videos. The full city takeovers are a ton of fun, but we felt it was time to get back to the basics, especially with the new Ford Focus RS RX. We really wanted to let it shine and be the star in this video since it has so much useable power and control,” said Block.
The Ford Focus RS RX was designed and built in partnership with Ford’s Performance wing, Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing team and team M-Sport for the World Rally Championship and offers a mammoth 448 kW and 894 Nm of torque from its 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine. Those power outputs are nearly double compared to the 257 kW and 440 Nm of torque offered in the standard Ford Focus RS. The Ford Focus RS RX is claimed to achieve zero to 100 kph in just 1.9 seconds.
“The great thing about these videos, everything I do with the car, everything we capture on camera is all real, live action,” Block added. “We may do a few takes to get all of the angles covered or to get the timing more dialed, but at the end of the day it’s all actual driving, nothing is faked.
It all worked out amazingly and I couldn’t be more stoked on how this video turned out,” Block concluded.
Enough words, watch Gymkhana 9: Raw Industrial Playground below and revel in the tyre clouds left by the mighty Ford Focus RS RX…