Ken Block reveals Gymkhana Ford Escort Mk2 RS
Celebrated drift and rally driver Ken Block has revealed his latest vehicle, a 333bhp Mk2 Ford Escort RS.
The custom-built Escort was Block’s first Ford rally vehicle as he got it in 2008, and contains been upgraded having a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder Millington engine, redlining at 9000rpm and producing 333bhp, transmitted via a six-speed consecutive gear box. The Escort features custom bodywork by Japanese specialist Rocket Bunny, along with a unique wheel design.
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Block, who’ll drive the vehicle at Monster Energy’s Gymkhana GRID competition at Santa Pod a few days ago, described its origins in the collection: “I bought it in 2008,” he stated. “It is built to compete in Tarmac occasions, but regrettably individuals are very missing now Stateside, so rather of converting it right into a gravel machine, I’d my team at Hoonigan Racing Division extend its Tarmac abilities and develop it in to the ultimate rear wheel-drive Gymkhana vehicle.
“This vehicle continues to be something I’ve been focusing on gradually for any lengthy time now. I’m stoked with the way the whole factor switched out. I’ve only had the ability to test this vehicle for 2 days, but I’m searching toward slaying more tires within this factor really soon. The vehicle absolutely rips, especially at 9000 revoltions per minute.”
Watch Ken Block for action in the 333bhp Mk2 Ford Escort RS here:
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