While Ken Block (RIP) is no longer with us, it looks like there’s still going to be one more instalment of his epic Gymkhana videos, and that news has us praising the motorsport gods. The Gymkhana series of videos was nothing short of amazing, for a few reasons. Firstly, it did wonders for Ken Block as a brand, along with the related Hoonigan Industries brand. It also elevated the brands he worked with like Monster Energy, DC shoes and a few automakers. The first Gymkhana video showed the world that extreme sports were to be taken seriously, and it was one of the first motorsport-related videos to go truly viral. The same goes for all the follow-up videos showing Block ripping the living daylights out of a host of specially prepared racecars in environments that cars and antics portrayed would never usually have any access to. There were ten videos in the Gymkhana series and one under the Elektrikhana banner, and they not only showcased the man’s driving ability and the prowess of a car in the right hands, but they also had massive entertainment value. In yet another clever move, when Block joined Audi they collaborated to show the electric future of motorsport is here, and that electric cars are every bit as good as their ICE counterparts, or better. The Elektrikhana video that featured the amazing S1 Hoonitron was released a little over a year ago and it’s racked up over 8,800,000 views, and the counter continues to rise. When Block died tragically in January of 2023, legions of fans worldwide mourned the man, and we (yeah, I’m one) also had to accept the fact that we would never get to see another viral driving stunt video.
Take a look at the YouTube video that just made us all happy and sad at the same time. We had resigned ourselves to the fact that we'd never get to see one of our motorsport heroes in action again, but with this new trailer from the crew at Hoonigan we know we were wrong. This December we're going to be seeing the 2nd instalment of Electrikhana with our man Block piloting the ridiculously powerful Audi S1 Hoonitron: [HOONIGAN] Ken Block's Electrikhana TWO: The Trailer | Hoonigan