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Ken Block might just be the king of vehicular shenanigans. His Gymkhana YouTube videos have racked up wildly impressive view counts, and his car control skill is clearly a level above, even if it doesn't directly translate to wins on the global rally stage. Every enthusiast is always interested in what Mr. Block has in store next, and the man with the colored shades revealed something very interesting yesterday--and followed up with a short Instagram video today.
It's called the Ford RaptorTRAX, and it's set to star in an upcoming video set to be released over the 2014-2015 winter. Under the hood sits a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine while the interior boasts four Recaro seats and a full roll cage. Outside, it's clear that Mattracks went ahead and helped out on this project.
This won't be Ken's first time playing in the snow with a vehicle equipped with tracks. Back in 2009, Block and the DC team setup a Subaru WRX STI to run on such a setup and the result was, well, it was wonderful. A track-equipped vehicle is the stuff snowy hooning dreams are made of, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for the Ford Raptor.
"This project is something I’ve had in my head for awhile now," said Block. "It’s an absolute beast of a machine and I’m stoked with how it’s turned out. Next up is for me to take it deep into the backcountry ASAP to help me and some friends slay some powder on our snowboards for a video project due out later this year."
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As soon as we learn more about this delightful development, we'll be sure to share it with you. For now, we'll speculate that whatever happens will involve shake-filled jump cuts, dubstep, and a winter wonderland transformed by the arrival of this potentially glorious truck.
If you needed another reason to be jealous of Ken Block, this should certainly be near the top of the list.