Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ken Block Gymkhana 3 Part 1 and 2

Who hasn't been awaiting the all new Ken Block Gymkhana videos ever since he's announced the new car and that he's been working on the new videos.  Well about 6 hours ago we finally got the new video of Ken tearing up a course with his new Ford Fiesta.  We've been teased here and there with little bits of information and pictures for the upcoming video including a really well made music video that was released weeks ago that I didn't see until today as well.  Now that the video has been out let the reposting begin.

Another one of those interesting viral marketing bits for the video also came way of an ad on Craigslist for the ruined pair of VOLK rims from the video making the announcement of the release.  This was followed by an official press release which I never heard of (what the hell car blogs!) until after I started looking for information on the video after watching it.

A little bit about that mad insane Gymkhana Ford Fiesta that Ken Block is currently rocking. It's a 650hp and  660 pound-feet of tire shredding torque all being fed to the four corners by way of a 6 speed sequential tranny.  You can read more about the car here -- Autoblog.

The first video in the new series was a teaser of sort music video that featured the rappers The Cool Kids lots of black light neon and of course shattered Florescent light tubes and of course what would a rap video be without some hot honeys.  I'm sure this release wasn't what many of the fans of Ken's videos were looking forward to thankfully I got to watch it after the other one so I like it.

Check out Part 1 the music video


Thankfully for those who watched the music video first it was only a few weeks until Part 2 was released. Gymkhana 3 Part 2 takes place in France at the l'Autodrome de Linas --Montlhéry just outside of Paris.  I stole this from the video description of the video -- this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge.  The video makes great use of those awesome bankings.  I can't do the video justice you'll just have to watch it yourself to see if you think this is the best of the best.

Check out Part 2 the real deal

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