Ken Block's Gymkhana takes to Pikes Peak
‘Climbkhana’ combines the brutal Pikes Peak hillclimb with Block’s drift-based brand of motorsport
Ken Block has released ‘Climbkhana’; the latest instalment in his drift-based ‘Gymkhana’ motorsport series.
Using an updated version of his ‘Hoonicorn’ Ford Mustang, Block takes to the 156-turn, 12.42-mile hillclimb, performing his signature drifts as he traverses the 14,115-foot climb.
Block’s methanol-fuelled Mustang now produces 1400bhp thanks to twin-turbocharging. It was 845bhp before the modifications.
The stunt was performed under the supervision of eight-time Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart.
Block said: “Even as a kid, I remember dreaming about racing there someday because it looked so epic. Eventually I did, back in 2005, but it was in a Group N rally car which didn’t have much power up in that high and thin air! It was an underwhelming experience because of the horsepower issue, but I loved the road and mountain, and I had always wanted to go back and do it right.
“So, to drive it like I get to drive in my Gymkhana videos – and do it in the Hoonicorn with 1400bhp – well, that truly is a dream come true!”
Source: Autocar Online