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Cars July, 9 2012

Video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five – Ultimate Urban Playground San Francisco

Professional rally driver and DC Shoes co-founder Ken Block has released the latest video in his insane Gymkhana series – Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground.

using a modified 2012 ford fiesta rally car, the streets throughout the entire san francisco bay area are transformed into a gymkhana course: a track where drivers navigate a series of drifts and stunts through pre-determined obstacles.

filmed over four days, ‘gymkhana five’ is a follow up to ‘gymkhana four’ which used universal studios as a set to create a hollywood-like high speed driving scene. each of the videos in the series situates the extreme motorsport in the unexpected context of the everyday. like all rally cars, the vehicle is a modified version of a production model, in its new iteration utilizing a 650 horsepower engine which achieves 0 to 60 mph (0 – 100 km/h) in 1.8 seconds, with a lightweight carbonfibre body that enables the craft to perform jumps, turns, and other maneuvers unlike its street-legal counterpart.

Watch the crazy rally car action in the video here above.

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