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  • Ford Performance 3D-printed intake manifold for Ken Block's 1977 Hoonitruck F-150

    Ford can lay claim to a new 3D-printing milestone. The Ford Performance subsidiary's intake manifold found on Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck is the largest 3D-printed metal part made for a running vehicle ever. Ford Performance took a closer look at the intake manifold's creation in a video published Tuesday and detailed how intricate the design and engineering process was. Ford and Block dropped a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine under the Hoonitruck's hood, which required—to be blunt—a lot of freaking air. Engineers concluded they needed to create a bespoke intake...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    20 secrets about Ken Block's Gymkhana films

    Ahead of Gymkhana 10's release, the Hoonigan crew decided to let viewers in on some little-known secrets about the blockbuster viral videos that have taken the motorsport community by storm for years. The crew, alongside Ken Block himself, the Hoonigan-in-chief, counted down 20 secrets viewers...

  • 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 914-hp 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

    Gymkhana 10 is out today, and it's only fair to take a look at one of the film's stars: the 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. In a video from Hoonigan, the crew takes a look at the Hoonitruck, how it came to life, and the details behind the oily bits. How did Block and crew come up with the idea of the...

  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016
    Ken Block: The machine inside the racing suit

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that...

  • Gymkhana 10
    Watch Gymkhana 10: Five cars, five locations, no tire is safe

    Gymkhana is back and better than ever. On Monday, the Hoonigan crew released the tenth installment in the long-running viral video franchise, and it packs no less than five cities, five cars, and all the action we can take in a matter of minutes. In typical Ken Block fashion, the hot-shoe rally...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR for Gymkhana 7

    It's been nine years since Ken Block's first Gymkhana video reached the internet, and the rally driver and serial entrepreneur has taken the time to look back on all nine cars that have starred alongside him in the viral video sensations. The history began with Subaru, which Block drove for in the earlier part of his racing career. Subaru no longer competes in the World Rally Championship, however, which is one reason why Block eventually shifted to Ford. And the first car was hardly a purpose-built Gymkhana vehicle. Instead, it was a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The car didn't even...

  • Ken Block’s “Gymkhana 10” 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Ken Block now has a 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck with 914 horsepower

    Rallycross racer and entrepreneur Ken Block is working on the tenth episode of his gymkhana series of videos, aptly named “Gymkhana 10,” and on Wednesday he revealed one of the vehicles set to appear: a heavily modified 1977 Ford F-150 dubbed the Hoonitruck. In case you're wondering...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground’
    New Amazon Prime show "The Gymkhana Files" goes behind the scenes with Ken Block's viral video series

    Rallycross racer Ken Block ignited the internet with Gymkhana 1 in 2011. It has become a series with nine installations of intense stunts and high-horsepower machines. The series continues to draw millions of viewers and has given rise to Block's fame as a world-class driver. Next month, we'll be...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Gymkhana 10
    Ken Block's "Gymkhana 10" promises to be the biggest and the best

    We’re still coming down from the perilous drift action of last month’s “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak,” but rallycross racer and entrepreneur Ken Block is already out touting the next installment in his series of gymkhana videos: “Gymkhana 10.” In automotive circles...

  • Ken Block spotted filming in Detroit, Michigan
    Ken Block might be filming Gymkhana 10 in Detroit

    Ken Block and his Hoonigan crew broke away from the Gymkhana series with the recent "Climbkhana" production at Pikes Peak. However, Gymkhana 10 could be on the horizon, and Detroit, Michigan, might play host. YouTuber Revin captured footage of Block and his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR racing...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Climbkhana Pikes Peak
    Go behind the scenes of Ken Block's "Climbkhana" video

    Ken Block's "Gymkhana" videos are always a spectacle of insane driving maneuvers, stunts, and loads of horsepower. Capturing that footage is no easy task. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making "Climbkhana," Block's recent stunt-laden video. The production work included...

  • Ken Block's 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

    Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car, a vintage rally-racing machine. The Cosworth 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 fitted to the car made 227 horsepower regularly, but the highly tunable nature of the engine has let some companies squeeze 1,000 hp from it. Block says his particular example makes around...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Climbkhana Pikes Peak
    Ken Block’s "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak" is a race to the clouds like never before

    Ken Block has revealed his latest Internet-shattering drift video: “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak.” The video, which launched on Monday, predictably shows plenty of gripping, edge-of-your-seat drift action. Announced a year ago, the video sees the enterprising rally driver rocket his way up...

  • Ken Block's 1,400-hp Hoonicorn
    Ken Block says twin-turbo 1,400-hp Hoonicorn is frightening

    Horsepower is a dangerous thing. Fast may be fun, but it can also be pretty darn scary. 1,400 horsepower? That's "frightening," according to Ken Block. The star rally driver used the adjective to describe his Hoonicorn, which is based on a vintage Ford Mustang body. In conjunction with his upcoming...

  • Amateur Gymkhana video
    Amateur driver pays tribute to Gymkhana with first-gen Subaru Impreza

    Well, color us pretty darn impressed. Ken Block isn't the only guy capable of flogging rally machines for the sake of awesome, expertly executed stunts. We have an emulator on our hands. Tyler Witte took inspiration from the famed Gymkhana series and decided to set up an amateur version of the...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR Twin Turbo
    Ken Block to take on Pikes Peak with 1,400-hp Hoonicorn RTR

    Ken Block earlier in October unveiled a new twin-turbocharged version of his Hoonicorn RTR, a 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang modified to go sideways at high speeds. We now know what the rally driver needed those massive blowers for. He’s taking the Hoonicorn RTR Twin Turbo up to the...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn V2 1965 Ford Mustang
    Ken Block's V2 Hoonicorn Mustang packs 1,400 wild horses

    Ken Block's original "Hoonicorn" 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang (shown below) was the star of his Gymkhana Seven video. At the time, the naturally aspirated V-8 made about 850 horsepower. Now it's time for version two of the Hoonicorn and the power now exceeds 1,400 horses. A pair of...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground’

    Ken Block is at it again. The rallycross racer and gymkhana king on Tuesday released the ninth installment in the Gymkhana series that started almost a decade ago. It’s called Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground and is a must for anyone that’s into fast cars and ruin porn. No, it's not Detroit he's in but rather Buffalo, New York. DON'T MISS: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette (C8) spy shots The car kicking up all the dust is Block’s Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS RX Rallycross car, which he’s using for the 2016 season of the World Rallycross Championship. It’s...

  • Gymkhana Nine teaser
    Ken Block teases 'Gymkhana Nine' on Instagram

    Rallycross racer and gymkhana king Ken Block is at it again. Today on Instagram he teased the ninth installment in the Gymkhana series that started almost a decade ago. That first video was titled "Gymkhana Testing and Practice," and was run on Block's own site. It went viral and taxed the...

  • Ken Block
    Interview: Gymkhana and rally hero Ken Block

    Ken Block started racing at what many would consider an advanced age. The then-DC Shoes marketing executive went to a rally school at the age of 36 and immediately took to it. By the next year he was racing, and his big break came a few years later. Nobody gave it to him, though. He created it. He...

  • Gymkhana 9 via Pat Brady
    'Gymkhana Nine' is being shot in New York

    Just six months ago Ken Block released the eighth installment of his "Gymkhana" series, and it appears he's already working on the ninth. Thanks to Instagram user Pat Brady, we now know that Block's next "Gymkhana" escapades will take place in New York. Specifically, Buffalo, New York. Block was...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    Gymkhana Eight: Ken Block takes us on a wild ride in Dubai

    It was about time that Dubai, the ultimate land of excess, hosted wild rally driver Ken Block's Gymkhana. After all, what high performance motorsports pushes the limits more? The nine minutes of video you see here, shot in beautiful high definition, really sets the bar high. Beginning in the stark...

  • Ferrari F40 in Tax The Rich video
    Tax The Rich Returns With Ferrari F40 Farmkhana Video

    It’s been almost a year since we last saw a video from Tax The Rich, the mysterious group on YouTube that flogs rare supercars and other expensive metal on a muddy farm somewhere in the United Kingdom. It’s been rumored that one member of the group is famous Ferrari [NYSE:RACE]...

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