By Neil Moore,
Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com -
Yes, I did blog about Gymkhana videos a few short weeks ago, but Ken Block has just released his latest: Gymkhana Five. And it really deserves a shout out.
This one is shot on the streets of San Francisco, giving you a high-speed tour from the financial district to the docks. All without a person or vehicle in sight – except for the occasional streetcar, dirt bike and forklift, strategically positioned for doing doughnuts.
The first couple of minutes are okay, but the entertainment value grows quickly – in particular when Ken Block is performing jump drifts over the city’s famed (and very steep) roadways.
Block’s car, by the way, is the same one featured in Gymkhana Four, a Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (HFHV).
The HFHV is, in reality, a highly adaptable WRC Ford Fiesta hatchback race car, with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder engine that pumps out a whopping 600 hp and 665 lb/ft of torque. In a car this small, it’ll not only light up the tires at will, but can go from rest to 60 mph in 1.8 seconds.
Launch the video below and be sure to watch full screen!