The moment we have been waiting for is here; Ken Block has released his Los Angeles Gymkhana 7 video – featuring a 1965 Ford Mustang causing mayhem. You just got to watch this video, a full 12 minutes of tyre smokin’ fun. Incredible stuff from Ken.
The car this time around is a world first as this is the only performance All Wheel Drive 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe or (Notchback) ever made. The coupe is powered by Roush Yates 410 cubic inch (that’s 6.7litres) Ford V8, producing a ferocious 845bhp & 720lb of torque. The transmission is a six-speed transmission and Dakar Rally-spec Sadev SC90-24 all-wheel-drive system. If that wasn’t enough there’s also a custom ASD Motorsports-designed suspension, a full tubular chassis, roll cage, door bars, three-piece 18 x 10.5 inch wheels and custom-made tyres by Pirelli made with Ken Block compound especially for this video. Bolt that lot together and you have the now fabled “Hoonigan Mustang RTR”.
There are now multiple links on YouTube already, but this is the best so far (without the adverts):
Click here >>—> Ken Block Gymkhana 7 – Los Angeles
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About Ken Block:
Ken Blockʼs rally career began in 2005. His skill and car control became quickly apparent and Block aptly nabbed Rookie of the Year that season in the Rally America Championship. Since then, Block has continued to race in the series, racking up numerous overall wins as well as plenty of podium appearances. He’s also accumulated five X Games medals since the start of his career, including most recently taking silver at Global X Games Munich Rally Cross in 2013. In addition to his performance in the car, Block has been a driving force in shedding light on the sport of rally within the United States. His keen branding and marketing acumen, combined with his talents and skills behind the wheel, has also allowed Block to achieve global fame as a rally driver through his wildly successful viral Gymkhana series of videos. With all six of his Gymkhana videos (plus all associated edits) clocking in at over 250 million views on the franchise in total, they have helped put Block in front of eyeballs around the world. The franchise has also racked up several awards, including making the top 10 viral video charts by Ad Age, as well as the One Show Interactive Gold Pencil Award in the category of Online Films & Video/Long Form – Single, for excellence in an advertising campaign. In January 2010, Block formed the Monster World Rally Team and signed with Ford to pursue his dreams of racing in the World Rally Championship and in doing so, became one of only four Americans to ever score points in the WRC (more Americans have actually landed on the moon than scored points in the WRC). Additionally, his signing with Ford included campaigning domestically in racing (Global RallyCross Championship, X Games and Rally America), as well as continuing with his Gymkhana driving. In 2012, Block re-named his team Hoonigan Racing Division, with the goal to further push the boundaries of motorsports marketing. For 2014, Block will compete in the Global RallyCross Championship, World RallyCross Championship, Rally America, WRC, and the Monza Rally Sprints, as well as doing a handful of global Gymkhana demos.
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