Finally it’s here – Ken Block’s Gymkhana Eight: Ultimate Exotic Playground; Dubai
We have waited for more than a year to see drifting King Ken Block in action for his next episode of Gymkhana. That moment has arrived as Gymkhana 8 is here and Ken spilled his magic in the exuberant city of Dubai. Ken Block’s Gymkhana Eight: Ultimate Exotic Playground; Dubai is what the performance is called. Bringing together the inch (or should I now say centimeter) close drifting action, Ken managed to whiz past the pavement/walls/cars/airplane by paper thin distance. Clearly he is the god, now you have to accept that after watching closely his drifting moves.
This edition of Gymkhana 8 comes courtesy Ford Performance, XDubai and Hoonigan. For the performance an all-wheel drive Ford Fiesta ST RX43 delivering 650bhp from an inline turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is used. That much power shoots the car from 0-60 km/h in just 1.8 seconds and you can see it beat all other supercars from the start line in the video itself.
Precision drifting you’ve never seen before
The car rides on Toyo Proxes R1R tires delivering peak performance. Look of the car is as luring as the action it puts forth on the streets with directionally reflective black-on-black livery that changes color depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Also it changes color when light is directed on it. Now, that is pretty cool.
The Hoonigans teased Ford Fiesta ST RX43 couple of weeks ago and you can see why I’m so excited about this beautiful monster.