Ken Block Gymkhana 10 - Teaser
The excitement is real! Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine announced GymkhanaTEN, the 10th installment of the award-winning, Gymkhana viral video franchise.
Ken Block is always taking things to the next level, however, this time taking it to level 10 with five epic all-wheel-drive high horsepower Ford race cars – three of which are new editions to the Hoonigan family – one especially made and build from scratch, will feature each in five different locations around the world.
But, let's take a step back and reflect on how this all began. Ken Block started his automotive sport in 2008 with Gymkhana 1 – which was more of a practice run with a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, a 530hp beast prepared by Crawford performance. The scenes were set in an old airport with basic props but drifting skills that were nothing short of impressive, grabbing the attention of over 20 million viewers worldwide.
DC Shoes and Monster Energy came fully on board with Gymkhana 2, and have been with Ken Block ever since. Block was still in his Subaru WRX STI but this time at the port of Los Angeles.
By the time Gymkhana 3 came out, the all so famous Ford Fiesta – prepared by Olsbergs MSE – made its debut. All that can be said is it was all uphill from there. With 650 Hp, 660 Lb-Ft torque at the wheels, and a car that went from 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, Gymkhana was reborn in L’autodrome de lines montlhery – France.
Gymkhana 4 is well known as the Hollywood Megamercial because of the heavy use of advertising for Monster Energy and DC Shoes fused with references to Back to the Future, Star Wars, and many more famous Hollywood movies. This Gymkhana series was filmed over five days at Universal Studios, California, and was also completed in a 2011 Ford Fiesta.
Gymkhana 5 received a bit of an upgrade with a 2012 Ford Fiesta HFHV that went from 0-60 in 1.8 seconds, the streets of San Francisco were closed off for this 4-day project in order for Ken Block to use as his personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on his dirt bike – making this gymkhana episode even more exhilarating.
Need for Speed Rivals! Gymkhana had a brilliant revelation, with Gymkhana 6 being the most attention-grabbing grid course in its history yet. This grid course was built by Need for Speed to showcase all-new obstacles that raised the difficulty level for Block in his new Ford Fiesta ST RX43 2013 racecar. It includes maneuvering around a moving wrecking ball and sliding through narrow opening cuts on the sides of shipping containers and, even more, the gymkhana 6 episode featured the video game elements from Need for Speed Rivals, making this a must watch! With over 41 Million views on YouTube, it's hard to give this nail-biting video a miss.
It just keeps getting more and more exciting! Gymkhana 7 debuts the all so famous... (drum roll please!)... The HOONIGAN! Need for Speed No Limits was involved in this production, with the 1965 Ford Mustang that belted out 845 Hp and MAN making its entrance – Wild in the Streets of Los Angeles. The only all-wheel-drive performance mustang ever built, they, of course, had to close the streets off to make the ultimate playground for Block and his team. I must admit this is still one of my favorite videos on the internet alone.
The Ford Fiesta RX43 made yet another appearance, this time in Gymkhana 9 – Ken Blocks ultimate playground in Dubai. Battling out with hawks, Cheetahs, and desert sand-covered roads, Block Managed to pull off yet another difficult course and gave us a not-so-difficult-to-watch performance.
Gymkhana 9 became famous for the photo of his 2016 Ford Focus RS RX hanging off the edge of a docking port in an industrial area. You can expect nothing less than amazing skills when Ken Block literally takes it to the edge in this fantastic episode.
September 2017 – Ken Bock and Toyo Tires presents Climbkhana: Pikes Peak. Witness man versus mountain. 14,000ft vs Blocks 1,400 Hp twin turbo methanol-fuelled 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2. Basically, this is a monster upgrade from his 845 Hp Hoonigan that we were all in awe of in Gymkhana 7. Who would have ever thought that a 65 Mustang could get any better? In addition to Climbkhana and Gymkhana 10, The Gymkhana Files will be made available to the public which showcases other facets of his life and a historical look back at Blocks previous films.
Be sure to give all these films a watch, But for now here's a teaser of Gymkhana 10!