I’m not old enough to be able to explain why anyone would want to wear Zubaz pants, but I’m old enough to have seen a grown man wearing them and to be haunted by the memory. I can now blame Ken Block’s RS RX rallycross beast for resurrecting what a significant investment in therapy had tried to kill
You’re looking at one of the most seriously fast, capable, focused race cars on the planet. And it sounds, well, silly.
“There was never a great plan to build it into what it is,” is a funny way to describe how you end up with a twin-turbo V8 restomod Pontiac Firebird in your garage.
This week, we warned you all of the “brief periods of loud engine noise” that would echo through London due to “an American Mustang” drifting around Tower Bridge on March 12. One of our Jalopnik readers went out and braved the noise, only to find Ken Block taking new Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc for a spin.
Do you like cars? Small versions of big things? How about putting drinks on tables made of fragile material? If you answered yes to any of the above, today’s a good day for you, my friend.
At the end of Ken Block’s most recent tire-destroying drift madness video (AKA Gymkhana 8), we caught our first glimpse of what Ford was calling the Ford Focus RS RX. We didn’t know much about it, but now we know just how wild it is. 600 horsepower, over 650 lb-ft of torque, and zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds.
Finally, we get to see Ken Block hoon his spectacularly reflective flame-spitting Ford Fiesta through Dubai. Gymkhana 8 makes plowing through sand an art form, puts a Raptor on two wheels, and shows us the single best use of Dubai’s insane collection of police supercars I’ve ever seen. Oh, and there’s a plane.
Gymkhana 8 comes out in a week, with the same Ken Block sliding the same 650 horsepower AWD Fiesta and this totally new reflective paint scheme that wait hold on this looks awesome.
‘One owner, only driven on weekends’ has never been more amazingly misleading.
We’re used to seeing Ken Block enter whatever races he wants to because he’s Ken Block and he can, but for 2016, he’s trying something different: focusing on only one championship. He’s extending his partnership with Ford to tackle the World Rallycross season—and only the World Rallycross season.
Ford showed off its brand spanking new GT race car to professional hoons Ken Block and Vaughan Gittin Jr. at SEMA. What do a rally driver and a drifter think of the car Ford wants to take to Le Mans? Erm, for one, there’s no handbrake. (And where’s the V8?)
Hey, remember when Ken Block turned his stage rally Mk2 Ford Escort into a tarmac-spec Gymkhana car? Yes, that was yesterday. Now watch it shred tires like a beast with Formula Drift pro Ryan Tuerck at the wheel.
Before the Mitsubishi Evo, before the Subaru Impreza, before the Audi Quattro there was the Ford Escort MkII. Now Kenneth H. Blockenstriker has one for some hectic Gymkhana action.
Hey there, Kinjasphere! We’re a week away from heading down to beautiful Barbados for the penultimate round of the 2015 Red Bull GRC season, but while you (and we) wait for that, let’s catch you up with some highlights from our most recent race in Los Angeles:
There is a new trailer for SPECTRE, the upcoming Bond film, and it seems the quartermaster has been very busy arranging all sorts of vehicles for scenes from Mexico to Morocco, including planes, trains, and (mostly British) automobiles. Here is a handy breakdown with plenty of pretty pictures.
Ken Block finished second at the New England Forest Rally this weekend, the biggest American rally of the decade. And that was after this soaring crash.