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Ken Block's Ford Escort Mk2 RS Gymkhana car

By Deeq on 27 Oct 2015 in Motorsports

Ken Block revives a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS for his next Hoonigan video project.

The car was purchased in 2008 to compete in tarmac rally events, however Block ended up changing his mind and converted it into "the ultimate rear wheel-drive Gymkhana car."

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With help from Japanese widebody specialists Rocket Bunny and Quick Motorsports, the coupe was adapted for a wider stance and outfitted with a Millington engine. The naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter mill delivers 333 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox and "absolutely screams" at its 9,000 rpm redline.

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"This car has been something I've been working on slowly for a long time now," said Block. "I'm stoked with how the whole thing turned out."

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A preview video shows the car in action at the Hoonigan Donut Garage. Additional videos will showcase the Escort's Gymkhana capabilities with Block and other guest drivers behind the wheel, and it will eventually be featured in a bigger video project that will debut sometime in 2016.

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With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



 
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