Yesterday, Hoonigan set the internet ablaze with a short clip introducing Ken Block’s latest creation: the reimagination of his first rally car, a 1978 Mk2 Ford Escort RS. While the 9,000rpm burnout outside Hoonigan’s Donut Garage in LA was very cool, what we really wanted to see was the old school Ford with new school tech (and a one-off Rocket Bunny kit) being put to proper use on a Gymkhana-style course. After all, that’s what it’s been built for.
For this video, Hoonigan-sponsored Formula Drift Pro driver Ryan Tuerck gets behind the wheel of the 333hp rear-wheel drive weapon to show exactly what it’s capable of. The noise generated by the Escort’s naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter Millington engine is alone worth hitting the play button above.