Ken Block’s Gymkhana 9
Once again, Ken Block has us holding our breath as he tears through an industrial complex in a 600bhp Ford Focus RS for the latest in his Gymkhana series.Once again, Ken Block has us holding our breath as he tears through an industrial complex in a 600bhp Ford Focus RS for the latest in his Gymkhana series. The video has only been up since yesterday and it’s already garnered over 2 million views. Who knows how many sets of tyres he went through while filming this, but we’re happy he’s published the 8-minute clip for all to see, with a promise of a VR/360 version of the footage coming soon. The pro rally driver glides through the gritty, abandoned warehouses with a much-welcome familiar feel to his original Gymkhana videos. The production value appears to be boosted in this one; not least because of a Raptor hanging whimsically from the bottom of a helicopter as Block drifts around underneath. The staggering amount of camera angles we’re given in this footage is beautiful, especially when we’re treated to sideways, slow-motion snippets so that our human eyes can take some time to play catch-up and truly appreciate just how daring Block is being. Who needs CGI in movies when there’s drivers like Ken Block?