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Gymkhana Grid 2017 - South Africa!

For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.
For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.
For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.
For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.
For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.

For this year's Gymkhana GRID, Monster Energy took the event to Johannesburg, South Africa. This marked the first time that GRID had ever been held on the continent and proved to be the biggest and most exciting GRID to-date.

Spread across an action-packed 4 days (media day, open practice day, two competition days) in sun-drenched Johannesburg, the competition drew competitors not just from South Africa, but all the way from Europe and the U.K., including multi-time rear wheel-drive champion Luke Woodham. The all wheel-drive class also saw both Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud competing (Block in his Ford Fiesta RX43, Bakkerud in the Focus RS RX rallycross car) side-by-side in their final competition as teammates. Other stars joining in the all wheel-drive class included Petter Solberg and current World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson.

"I'm blown away but how much this event has grown," said Block. "When Monster first started hosting these for us, they were fairly simple events. But now they've helped grow it to a level that's truly impressive. Based on just the level of competition alone it's a massive improvement from our first one, but in terms of the actual course building and on-site infrastructure, this year's Gymkhana GRID truly feels like it's arrived. The setup in South Africa was great and the support from the local fans that came out to watch blew me away. The people of South Africa are truly passionate about motorsports, which I find very relatable! I'm looking forward to focusing a bit more on GRID myself in 2018 and beyond and trying to help grow it even further. Maybe we'll even try and have an event or two in North America next year!"

Ken Block's Ford Rs200 And Focus Rs Daily Drivers

Recently, Ford Performance helped Ken Block debut his latest vehicle acquisition: a 1986 Ford RS200. Originally built to compete in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship, Block's car is one of 200 units that were required to be built to meet homologation rules. Block's RS200 features an Evolution variant of the 4-cylinder turbo motor, custom tuned to make 700+ horsepower. The car also features a custom black paint job with matte black vinyl laid on top, upgraded interior, custom KW coilover suspension, fifteen52 wheels and Toyo Tires.
Recently, Ford Performance helped Ken Block debut his latest vehicle acquisition: a 1986 Ford RS200. Originally built to compete in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship, Block's car is one of 200 units that were required to be built to meet homologation rules. Block's RS200 features an Evolution variant of the 4-cylinder turbo motor, custom tuned to make 700+ horsepower. The car also features a custom black paint job with matte black vinyl laid on top, upgraded interior, custom KW coilover suspension, fifteen52 wheels and Toyo Tires.
Recently, Ford Performance helped Ken Block debut his latest vehicle acquisition: a 1986 Ford RS200. Originally built to compete in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship, Block's car is one of 200 units that were required to be built to meet homologation rules. Block's RS200 features an Evolution variant of the 4-cylinder turbo motor, custom tuned to make 700+ horsepower. The car also features a custom black paint job with matte black vinyl laid on top, upgraded interior, custom KW coilover suspension, fifteen52 wheels and Toyo Tires.
Recently, Ford Performance helped Ken Block debut his latest vehicle acquisition: a 1986 Ford RS200. Originally built to compete in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship, Block's car is one of 200 units that were required to be built to meet homologation rules. Block's RS200 features an Evolution variant of the 4-cylinder turbo motor, custom tuned to make 700+ horsepower. The car also features a custom black paint job with matte black vinyl laid on top, upgraded interior, custom KW coilover suspension, fifteen52 wheels and Toyo Tires.

Recently, Ford Performance helped Ken Block debut his latest vehicle acquisition: a 1986 Ford RS200. Originally built to compete in the Group B era of the World Rally Championship, Block's car is one of 200 units that were required to be built to meet homologation rules. Block's RS200 features an Evolution variant of the 4-cylinder turbo motor, custom tuned to make 700+ horsepower. The car also features a custom black paint job with matte black vinyl laid on top, upgraded interior, custom KW coilover suspension, fifteen52 wheels and Toyo Tires.

To see Block's new RS200 in action, alongside his matching 2017 Ford Focus RS, check out Ford Performance's video about Block's dueling "daily drivers" here.

And, to learn even more about Block's RS200, check out The Hoonigan's Daily Transmission episode on it here.

Specs for Ken Block's RS200:

  • 1986 Ford RS200
  • 1 of 200 units built for the World Rally Championship's Legendary Group B homologation
  • 1 of only 24 Evolution motor packages built featuring a 2.1 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Currently running 700+ horsepower on pump gas (800+ on race gas)
  • 18 inch fiftteen52 Evo SC wheel
  • 18 inch Toyo R888R Proxes tires
  • Custom KW Suspension
  • Custom updated sueded interior
  • Custom black paint with matte black vinyl overlay

Ken Block's Ski-Doo Sled Shred!

Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.
Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.
Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.
Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.
Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.

Last winter, Ski-Doo sent the HHIC, Ken Block a few Ski-Doo Freestyles and Summits to use and rip around the mountains of Utah. So, Block invited professional Ski-Doo ambassadors Carl Kuster and Ashley Chaffin out to join him and show him just how hard you can push a sled. And, since Block in-part comes from the snowboarding world, he also made sure to invite a few pals that can snowboard as well: Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotesnburg and last season's Rider of the Year, Bode Merrill.

The whole crew got wild in the powder paradise known as Powder Mountain, a mountain resort in Block's home-state of Utah. The crew used the Ski-Doo snowmobiles to shred around the backcountry and shuttle the snowboarders around to ride the powder and rip some fun jumps.

Block said; “This was such a fun project. I got to rip around on one of my favorite motorized toys in the powder, ride my snowboard in some epic powder conditions, plus do this with some of the most talented snowboarders and snowmobilers in the business. And, I even did some donuts in the parking lot with my sled. All in all, one of the best snowmobiling and snowboarding experiences I've ever had!"

The project was fondly called #SkiDooSledShred. Check out the photos and video!

#Hrdwifeybronco, Ken Block's Anniversary Gift To His Wife

While a 13th wedding anniversary may not be officially "the fully restored and modified 1974 Ford Bronco" anniversary, it is in the Block household.

A year-long project build that was handled by NSB Performance in Edgewater, Florida, Block's wife's Bronco is't your normal 1974 model. Fully frame-off restored, the truck features a slew of upgrades. Ford Performance supplied a 5.0l Coyote crate V8 as well as transmission, National Parts Depot supplied a lot of replacement panels, and Toyo Tires and fifteen52 supplied the tire/wheel combo for this rig.
While a 13th wedding anniversary may not be officially "the fully restored and modified 1974 Ford Bronco" anniversary, it is in the Block household.

A year-long project build that was handled by NSB Performance in Edgewater, Florida, Block's wife's Bronco is't your normal 1974 model. Fully frame-off restored, the truck features a slew of upgrades. Ford Performance supplied a 5.0l Coyote crate V8 as well as transmission, National Parts Depot supplied a lot of replacement panels, and Toyo Tires and fifteen52 supplied the tire/wheel combo for this rig.

While a 13th wedding anniversary may not be officially "the fully restored and modified 1974 Ford Bronco" anniversary, it is in the Block household.

A year-long project build that was handled by NSB Performance in Edgewater, Florida, Block's wife's Bronco isn't your normal 1974 model. Fully frame-off restored, the truck features a slew of upgrades. Ford Performance supplied a 5.0l Coyote crate V8 as well as transmission, National Parts Depot supplied a lot of replacement panels, and Toyo Tires and fifteen52 supplied the tire/wheel combo for this rig.

The goal was to build the ultimate around-town and on-trail Park City truck for his wife in the summers. Based on her reaction upon seeing it, it's safe to assume he achieved that.

In addition to the Bronco, Block also gave his wife a Ford Fiesta R2 rally car built by M-Sport. Why the rally car? Because in addition to having great taste in classic trucks, Block's wife also enjoys racing stage rally (she's done 7 to-date) and the couple look forward to racing at a few in the U.S. in 2018.

Block Heads To Moab With Saxx For A Camping Adventure

Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.
Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.
Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.
Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.
Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.
Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.

Recently, Ken Block and his family embarked on a weekend camping trip to Utah's well-known Moab area. Loading up all of his toys (three Can-Am Maverick units, two tricked out with custom handbrakes and a handful of Specialized mountain bikes), he and his family climbed into an Earth Roamer (check them out here: www.earthroamer.com) that he had on loan and headed down.

Once in Moab, Block and his family rendezvoused with SAXX Underwear for a product photoshoot, as well as with fellow SAXX brand ambassador and Specialized professional downhill mountain biker, Kyle Norbraten, for some riding sprinkled in between getting product shots.

A favorite vacation destination for Block and his family, this year's Moab trip didn't disappoint. See some of the highlights here, in SAXX's video.

And, for more detail, check out the article on the trip by Gear Patrol: https://gearpatrol.com/2017/06/21/meet-ken-block/

New Hrd Ford Pickup Trucks For 2017

All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.
All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.

All joking aside, one thing that Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division take very seriously are their trucks! A race team requires the right vehicles to move racecars and supplies around, and Block himself requires the right vehicle to enjoy his home-life in the mountains of Park City, Utah. That’s why, for 2017, Block has updated his fleet of vehicles to now include a new 2017 Ford Raptor as well as a new 2017 Ford F-450.

While the Raptor will be part of Block’s “daily driver” fleet that also includes a Focus RS, the F-450 is part of the race team fleet of heavy duty trucks (the fleet also includes a new 2017 F-350 as well). However, during the off-season, Block has found a new purpose for the F-450: Ski-Doo snowmobile hauler! Both vehicles now feature matching matte black wrap jobs, with the Raptor running custom forged fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels and Toyo Open Country MT tires and the F-450 running powdercoated aluminum semi-truck wheels and fresh Toyos as well.

The two trucks together form an admirable winter pairing, perfect for whatever adventures are thrown at them.

Ski-Doo Sled Shred Project

This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.
This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.

This winter, Ken Block and a group of friends (Olympic gold medal snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarder of The Year Bode Merrill, Ski-Doo ambassador Carl Kuster and Ski-Doo ambassador Ashley Chaffin) descended upon Powder Mountain in Utah for a few days of backcountry fun.

Mixing it up with both snowboarding and sledding, the group spent three days filming (with breaks for tacos in the backcountry) for a project for Ski-Doo, which will drop later this fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for it when it drops. In the meantime, here are some teasers from the shoot.

Ken Block's Epic Japan Snowboard Trip

With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.
With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it.

If you know HHIC Ken Block, you know that one of his favorite non-racing activities is snowboarding. With an awesome year of pow at his home in Utah, Block was set to have an incredible winter. However, when opportunity knocks, he’s not one to turn it down. An invitation came through for Block and his wife to travel to Hakuba, Japan, to search for powder with legendary pro snowboarder Travis Rice and he jumped on it. Arriving to Japan with a forecast that originally wasn’t super favorable, the snow gods smiled on Block and his crew and they got in a few days of epic powder riding.

Check some all-GoPro follow-cam video of Block in action in Japan, shot by Rice himself:

For most people, that’d be plenty of powder for one winter. But, Block knew there was more to be had and he managed to squeeze in a trip to Baldface Lodge, in Nelson, British Columbia (where he filmed his RaptorTRAXX video a few years ago) with his good friends Todd Richards (ex-pro snowboarder) and Pierre Wikberg (video savant) where together they found even more powder. Definitely an epic winter!

Catch Block doing flips into insanely deep powder at Baldface:

See Block sledding:

Hoonigan, Ken Block And Toyo Tires Announce Updated (Twin Turbo!!) Hoonicorn Rtr For An All-New Video Project

Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.
Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.

PARK CITY, UTAH — Just when you thought that one of the most iconic custom car builds of the last decade couldn’t get any better, Ken Block and Hoonigan have gone and improved upon the perfection that was Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. How you ask? By adding two turbos to the equation and adding methanol.

Dubbed Hoonicorn V2, Block’s updated Mustang now features a fully custom twin-turbo setup that’s force-feeding 21 pounds of boost into a 410 cubic inch (6.7 liter) methanol motor. The end result? 1,400 horsepower at the crank that is then sent to all four wheels in an effort to vaporize Block’s Toyo tires instantly.

“We got approval for a new video concept using the Hoonicorn, but I needed more power for what I needed it to do,” said Block. “So, I developed the concept for the general idea of what I wanted— two turbos sticking out the hood—and handed that over to my team. They came back with a functional way to make that happen and added methanol to get the setup to produce the power that I wanted. We ended up with 1,400 horsepower! Ha, so they may have over delivered a bit—and I’m happy about that!"

Block continues; "When I say that this is the absolute most frightening thing I’ve ever driven, I’m not exaggerating. AT ALL. The motor revs and spins my Toyo tires to destruction so quickly that I can’t change the gears fast enough. It’s genuinely a mind-numbing, crazy experience to try to drive this thing. It’s amazing."

In addition to updating the engine setup in the Hoonicorn, Block and Hoonigan also updated the livery of the vehicle for Block’s all-new video project. Featuring an adaptation of the ever-popular “stars and stripes” theme that originally debuted on Block’s MkII Ford Escort that’s been mixed with a reflective pattern (similar to that seen on Block’s Ford Fiesta RX43 in Gymkhana EIGHT) on top of a gray-to-black fade of the base color from nose to tail. The new look for Hoonicorn V2 is as in-your-face as it gets. New Hoonigan gear will be available soon, inspired by this livery.

So, just what project will Block be using this updated 1,400 horsepower beast in? To find out, make sure to tune in to the Toyo Tires YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/toyotires) on October 18th for a sneak peek.

Ken Block’S New Custom Specialized S-Works With Gymkhana Eight Homage Graphics

Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.
Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.
Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.
Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.
Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.

Fresh for Summer ’16, Ken Block just received a very fun new toy for tearing up his local trails in the summer: an S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, complete with a custom one-off ultra reflective paint job that’s an homage to the livery he ran on his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 in the most recent Gymkhana video, Gymkhana EIGHT.

The bike itself is one of the hottest new styles in the biking industry. Referred to as a “plus,” it’s essentially a cross between a fat tire bike and a standard bike, coming together to give the rider a lot of air volume in the tires for a smooth ride and massive traction while still being manageable in all situations. Suitable for both cross country trails and downhill race trails, it’s the best bike available for people who want one that’ll do it all.

“I’m continually blown away by Specialized,” said Block. “I absolutely love my downhill bikes from them, but recently I’ve been doing a bit more cross country pedaling with my wife and dogs for some cardio training. To be able to hop on one bike and be able to do that, then occasionally break out and hit a downhill run on the same bike is perfect for me. Plus, the paintwork on this thing is insane, it lights up exactly like my racecar in Gymkhana EIGHT. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Specialized that worked on this project, it turned out incredible.

Block’s S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie joins a stable of Specialized bikes at Block’s Park City workshop which includes two custom Demo 8 downhill bikes and the infamous “Slidehack” build from last year. If you’re in Park City, Utah, this summer, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Block on the local trails.