Armed with a beaten up Subaru Impreza, 5 spare tires, an armory of fireworks and an apparently fearless crew of buddies, here is IMV’s response to Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos. I’m not even sure what to say about this spoof, except racing on public roads is bad, mmmk?!
Disclaimer: What happens in this video is highly illegal, do not attempt to duplicate, imitate or recreate any of the stunts performed in this video… or else!
Posted in Racing, Rally, Sports Cars, Stupid Stunts, Videos
Tagged gymkhana, gymkhana 2, Impreza, ken block, Rally, Subaru, WRX
Ken Block’s Gymkhanna 1 and 2 practice sessions have set the bar for drift stunts, video production and outright lunacy. In his second practice session, Ken used an even more powerful STi on Subaru’s updated 2008 platform. It looked fast, didn’t it? Well, somehow the guys over at Edmund’s “Inside Line” talked Ken into letting them borrow it and they were able to put down some concrete numbers on his STi’s performance. Get this:
- Curb Weight: 2,775 lbs (Stock STi = 3,352lbs, or 577lbs more!)
- Engine Displacement: 2.65-liter (up .15-liter thanks to a Crawford Stroker Kit)
- Turbo: GT35R @ 30 PSI
- Fuel: E85
- Transmission: Six-Speed Dog-Ring KAPS Gearbox
- Power: 565 HP
- Torque: 590 ft-lbs
- 0-60 MPH: 3.0 seconds
- 60-0 MPH: 115 feet
- Quarter-Mile: 10.8 seconds
- Skidpad Pass: 72 MPH
- Lateral Grip: .90g
- Audio: 115.9 decibels inside the cabin
Special Note: the transmission’s 5th gear was borked, so that quarter-mile time above skipped 5th and went straight to 6th, which means it’s capable of putting down an even faster time. :)
There’s a laundry list of performance mods, if you’re interested, check out their post to get the low-down.
Posted in News Worthy, Personal Projects, Racing, Rally, Sports Cars, Tuners
Tagged gymkhana, gymkhana 2, ken block, Ken Block STi, STi, Subaru, Subaru STi, WRX
It was just a short 8 months ago when Ken Blocks Gymkhana video hit the net and it was one of the wildest drift videos ever produced. Utilizing a Crawford-prepped 530WHP Subaru STi, he danced through his Gymkhana practice course with the precision of Sebastien Loeb and finished by doing donuts around a brave soul riding a Segway.
Fast forward to today; Ken Block is now sporting a new STi that boasts 566 horsepower and a gazillion ft-lbs of torque. This is the best produced racing video I’ve ever seen (save for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb) bringing you long drifts, stupid-awesome stunts and lots of fire. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the many sensations brought to you by the burning of rubber.
Posted in News Worthy, Personal Projects, Racing, Rally, Safe Driving, Stupid Stunts, Videos
Tagged gymkhana, gymkhana 2, gymkhana two, Gymkhana2, GymkhanaTwo, ken block, ken block gymkana 2, ken block gymkana two, ken block ken block gymkana two, KenBlock