We’ve seen this before, but only during a brief 15-second clip taken with a cell phone, which really isn’t much to go on. But now the day has come where Ken Block shows the world his top secret project. You could say that Ken Block has built the worlds biggest sled, or maybe even that it’s the boldest application of Subaru’s legendary AWD system. If it were me, I’d call it the ultimate ski lift.
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Looks pretty crazy to me, but I don’t know if it’s as good as Ken Blocks drifting stunts.
Via the Examiner
Ken Block is good at driving. By good, we mean epic… and by driving, we mean drifting. Not only is he impressive to watch, but apparently being his co-pilot offers more thrills than the Kingda Ka. At the launch of Dirt2, Ken got to put the pedal to the metal for some video game testers, causing men to silently scream in terror and cry tears of joy.
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That’s right, it’s version 2.1; a minor upgrade? Not really, it’s more like something to keep you happy until the release of Gymkhana 3. Ken Block, master of all things drift, teamed up with Rob Deryk from MTV’s Fantasy Factory to release this 2-part’s crazy, 1-part parody video to show just how safe reckless you can be using a 540+hp STi and a go cart. Looks like fun!
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His 566 horsepower STi is pretty insane. With 590 ft-lbs of torque, his Impreza can sprint to 60MPH in 3 seconds flat. But that torque can be used for other things as well, like towing people on plastic trash cans…
Ken Block and his crew are at it again, but this time they are out setting some land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats using some less-than-traditional methods of transportation; trashcans, big wheels and plastic snow-sled from Wal-Mart. Good stuff, check out the mischief after the jump…
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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!
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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.
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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.
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You may or may not know the name Ken Block. If you haven’t heard his name before, he is a Subaru rally driver and co-founder of DC Shoes. He’s also the man who made a 171-foot jump in a Subaru Rally car. He is two things. First: an incredible driver. Second: utterly insane.
Here is an absolutely ridiculous video of Ken driving his 530WHP Subaru STi around the El Toro airfield in his Gymkhana car. Not only does he push his Impreza STi the very limits, but he does donuts around a guy who is riding a segway. Enjoy.
Source: 0-60 Mag
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