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Ken Block Scouts Gym5 in Focus ST - Web Exclusive

Jumping, Drifting and Action…Ford’s new Focus ST Handles All.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Jul 13, 2012
Eurp 1207 01+ken block scouts gym5 focus st+hill jump Photo 1/1   |   Ken Block Scouts Gym5 in Focus ST - Web Exclusive

Gymkhana 5 has taken over the viral video world yet again. To date, views have sky rocketed well over 15 million. But how on earth did they plan such stunts in the vast playground that is San Francisco?

Ford made sure Ken had an appropriate vehicle to navigate and “find” the right locations for Gymkhana 5, the much-anticipated Ford Focus ST. The new hot-hatch from Ford packs 252 hp and, from our most recent report, can achieve 32 mpg freeway.

Ken didn’t much care for the mpg factor judging by his end credit reel in Gym5 as he launches the new ST to “test” its suspension travel. Fair to say that it passed and gave everyone in the car a nice grin.

"The Focus ST was a lot of fun to rip around San Francisco in, especially with all of the torque on those hills. It's nice to finally be able to drive the same hot-tuned Fords that Europe always gets, here in America," said Block.

If you happen to not be a part of the 15 million+ viewers of the Gymkhana 5 sensation, be sure to check it out on the DC Shoe YouTube Channel. A first-ever behind-the-scenes look at what it took to bring Gymkhana FIVE to life is expected to drop in late August.

By Ezekiel Wheeler
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