It’s that time of year again! Ken Block along with sponsoring partner Need for Speed have come out with a new installment of the epic “Gymkhana series”. Having covered the infamous series for the past few years there is nothing in the world like it. This latest version picks up where the fifth installment from the streets of San Francisco left off. Titled Gymkhana SIX: The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course this new version is set in an industrial area where once again Block is able to do the impossible; drifting between shipping containers, hitting man-made jumps while narrowly avoiding Lamborghini Aventadors and cops on Segways.
After watching the six and half-minute video it’s no surprise this series is one of the most watched and shared web franchises of all time. Ken Block truly is a magician while in the driver’s seat of his purpose-built, out of this world, 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43. I only wish I was a member of Ford’s marketing team when the deal was signed to get Block to switch from Subaru. I’m sure they pay him a pretty penny but seriously there is no better advertisement in the world for the blue oval.
Please beware after watching this film you may think you are a rally star but I’m afraid you will still be an armchair star like the rest of us. Please note: video participant is the best professional stunt driver in the world…..Don’t try this at home.