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Video: Ken Block's mad 478kW Fiesta

2010-09-15 09:35

Something appears odd, now doesn’t it? That is because Ken Block is trying to balance on the bumper of his Monster Fiesta despite the l'Autodrome de Linas circuit’s 51-degree banking.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Ford
Model Monster Fiesta
Engine 2l in-line four turbo
Power 478kW
Having risen to prominence due to his extraordinarily choreographed gymkhana videos, Ken Block has not had a great time since switching allegiance from Subaru to Ford and competing at WRC level earlier this year.

The former skateboarder-turned-DC Shoes founder shot to stardom with a range of incredible video clips showing-off his considerable car control at the helm of Subaru’s STi hatchback.

Despite competing at WRC-level, Block still has a penchant for making rather mad video clips of all-wheel drive cars dancing like demented fridge magnets on a reverse voltage electro-magnetic surface.

When his gymkhana three part 1 clip was released last month most fans were a trifle disappointment as it was nothing more than a music video.

Now part 2 is available, featuring Block going rather mad on France's l'Autodrome de Linas circuit, which is one of those crazy civil engineering projects (featuring a 51-degree bank) used for racing in the 1920s.

"The stunts I perform in Gymkhana THREE, Part 2 are without a doubt the craziest stuff I have ever attempted behind the wheel," says 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."

What does Block get up to?

Well, with his competition Fiesta running a 478kW 2.0 Duratec turbomotor and sporting a dry mass of only 1 100kg all manner of madness ensues – including a quadruple 1 440 spin sequence...

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