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Cars, fast cars…
Having a passion of cars and driving, I can appreciate young enthusiats & tuners who want to get the very most out of their cool rides. I too also really enjoy seeing drivers like young Tanner Foust who have taken driving skills to an whole other world of skills and daredevil carefree styles.
Watching this video, of Ken Block, tearing up the streets of SF :
Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 has Ford Fiesta tearing up a real San Francisco
The video you’re about to partake in has the driving showman known as Ken Block taking a few fine minutes out of his day to rip up some blocked-off main roads of a major metropolitan area. Right across a major suspension bridge and down into the guts of San Francisco goes Block in his video Gymkhana 5. With his own Ford Fiesta Hybrid Function Hoonage Vehicle (HFHV), Block displays some on-point jumps, drifts, and one whole heck of a lot of speedy driving.
You’ll find that this 650 horsepower vehicle that Block drives is more than ready to cruise at unheard-of speeds through the city streets in a collection of ways only otherwise possible in a video game. You’ve got GoPro cameras mounted in the car and on the car, stationary cameras at hundreds of locations along the roadway, and a helicopter cam as well, of course.
Once again note that these roads were completely blocked off when this driving was taking place, and that without express permission from the city, none of this would have been even remotely possible. The San Francisco Bay area has never seen something as wild as this on four wheels – and splattered with Monster green and a heavy push for DC shoes, too!
Have a peek at the timeline below for the rest of our recent Ford-related stories and get in deep with our Automotive section as well.
First Ford dealers get certified to sell the Focus Electric
2012 Ford Focus Electric AT&T;MyFord Mobile app hands-on
2013 Ford Fusion touts “unprecedented technology”
Ford now taking orders on C-Max Hybrid
Ford and Microsoft brag on Focus Electric technology
Drivers of Ford Sync equipped vehicles get State Farm insurance discounts
Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch
Ford talks Focus ST Overboost engine technology
2013 Ford SVT Raptor to get updates
2013 Ford Taurus gets EPA certified best in class fuel economy
I now realize that I never drove or rode any of my vehicles to their ultimate limits. Not even my Kawasaki Ninja, although I did have a couple of life dareing, thrill rides. Pulling wheelies to cross busy streets, and racing for green lights that had already turned amber… nothing like this!!