Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Ken Block Goes Back to his Roots in Gymkhana 9 (W/Video)
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Ken Block Goes Back to his Roots in Gymkhana 9 (W/Video)

Ford Focus RS RX race car drifts and slides around a train

Erick Ayapana
Sep 13, 2016

It's time for Gymkhana 9, and this time around Ken Block has pushed the reset button. The last Gymkhana shot in Dubai was an over-the-top production where Block shut down a major highway, drag-raced a Bugatti Veyron, and executed donuts surrounded by exotic supercars. Gymkhana 9, however, throws it back to the kind of playground we saw in earlier videos -- this time set in an industrial park. Block's stunt car is his 600-hp Ford Focus RS RX that he's been racing in the current WRC season.

As always, Block shows off his masterful car control, drifting within inches of guardrails, the edge of a dock, and even a moving train (obviously you shouldn't try any of this at home). The new Ford Raptor makes an appearance and is suspended in the air from a helicopter, with Block underneath doing donuts. Next up, Block heads to a vertical lift bridge as it is raised high above the water, leaving the Focus RS RX little room for more donut action.

2017 Ford Focus
$16,775 Base Model (MSRP) 18/25 MPG Fuel Economy

Check out the new Gymkhana video below. And for your review, we've also included Gymkhana 8 featuring Block's Ford Fiesta ST RX43, and Gymkhana 7, where Block ripped through the streets and freeways of Los Angeles in his "Hoonicorn" all-wheel-drive 1965 Ford Mustang. And actually, what the hell - all nine are below! Which video is your favorite?

Source: The Hoonigans via YouTube

By Erick Ayapana
108 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

In collaboration with West Coast Customs, Kia has spiced up the Stinger with a host of performance-oriented touches.
Kelly PleskotOct 19, 2017
But Volkswagen says it's about more than setting a record. This project is also about working to transform Volkswagen's image as an automaker.
Collin WoodardOct 19, 2017
To celebrate the demise of the Mercedes-AMG G65, Affalterbach is offering an exclusive Final Edition that is limited to only 65 examples.
Ed TahaneyOct 19, 2017
McLaren has finally confirmed its next hypercar - the most extreme example yet - possibly surpassing the performance of the P1.
Michael CantuOct 18, 2017
If you live in Taiwan, you can get a Gran Turismo Sport game bundle that includes a real-life Mazda Miata you can drive on actual roads.
Collin WoodardOct 17, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP