Block escort mk2
If you want to know what you should expect from that video, check out the citas a ciegas capitulo 7 following shakedown footage of the Gymkhana Escort at the Hoonigan Donut Garage.
The Rocket Bunny ducktail wing has been treated to a carbon lip whilst any existing exterior trims have been replaced with the lightweight weave too.
Theres also an oil surge tank to keep the high-revving naturally-aspirated engine supplied with vital lubricant whilst being flung around.
Want to hear it in action with Ryan Tuerck behind the wheel?Ken Block and Hoonigan Industries are proud to introduce Blocks first-ever, rear-wheel-drive Gymkhana machine.I purchased it in 2008.You might not realise it at first, but this probably isnt the first time youve seen this car.An imposing front lip does a good job of ensuring that no daylight escapes from under the chassis.At the heart of the Ford lies something really quite special, and something that will have universal appeal certainly for any classic Escort fan.Extensively lightened reinforced, full T45 rollcage suspension triangulation, fabricated to accept WRC-style IRS, underbody protection, alloy fabricated anti-surge fuel oil tanks.My team and Graham Quick at Quick Motorsport in the.K.(put color to Matte Frost White).This is a car that gets people talking, and whether you love it or hate it, I can guarantee that you at least feel something towards.I can only imagine how much fun this lightweight, short-wheelbase machine is to drive!
A British car with a British engine, built in Britain, wearing a Japanese bodykit, American wheels and draped in the Star-Spangled Banner?
Ken Block is presenting his first-ever rear-wheel drive Gymkhana machine, a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS that has undergone extensive mechanical tweaks.
Blocks flat black and star-spangled, Rocket Bunny-kitted Mk2 was built with one specific focus in mindto kill tires with the quickness, navigating obstacles on a Gymkhana course.Theres yet more carbon goodness on the outside as well; both the bonnet and boot are carbon fibre items, right down to the boot support hinges.The whole package weighs around 83kg (183lb) thats seriously light.Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox.So, why wouldnt they tear up the rulebook at every opportunity and build something as ludicrous as this?The T45 rollcage was created by another British company, Quick Motorsport, who also carried out the rest of the chassis preparation including the right to left-hand drive conversion.Stay Far From Timid, without a doubt its the exterior of this little Escort that has the potential to cause the most upset.
Its even had a spotlight here on Speedhunters back in 2010.
It was designed to compete in tarmac events, but unfortunately those are quite lacking now stateside, so instead of converting it into a gravel machine, I had my team at Hoonigan Racing Division extend on its tarmac capabilities and develop it into the ultimate rear.