Video: The latest Gymkhana video by legend Ken Block will knock your socks off... especially when it drifts UP a wall...
Sliding up, down and sideways, Ken Block takes his 2011 Ford Fiesta to the extreme at an oval track in France - Linas at l'Autodrome de Linas Montlhéry - in the latest Gymkhana series.
Featuring massive stunts - including a 360-degree drift up a wall - the oval proved an exciting challenge for the professional rally driver and three-time X Games medallist.
"The stunts I perform in Gymkhana THREE, Part 2 are without a doubt the craziest stuff I have ever attempted behind the wheel," said Block. "We knew in order to out do the previous films, we'd really have to take it to the next level, and since you can't kickflip a car, the location needed to allow me to do things never done before in car. Sure, I've seen people drift banks, but never ones this steep, and never head on. I treated the Autodrome's 51-degree wall like a quarter pipe and it was awesome. Awesomely sketchy! Who knew you could do a wall ride in a car?"
The Gymkhana Three Fiesta includes a boosted 2.0-litre four-pot capable of 850hp (de-tuned with a restrictor plate to output 650hp in the name of tractability) and 660lb-ft of torque. Partnered with a Olsbergs Motorsport-developed MSE Maktrak six-speed sequential transmission and powering all four wheels, the new Gymkhana contender will hit 60mph in two seconds and according to Block, can "handle loose, while still providing complete control".