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Gymkhana Seven Released, Ken Block Drifts All Over LA in 845 HP AWD Mustang

When the Los Angeles Police Department closes down half the city and lets you use their Crown Vics as drifting decor, you know you’ve made it big. However, when you’re playing this kind of games, your daily schedule tends to get really busy. This must’ve happened to Ken Block, but in the Seventh installment of the Gymkhana franchise, the man seems to have come up with a solution.
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Instead of dedicating time to driving, gaming and watching movies as separate activities, Block apparently decided to mix them in order to save time. Thus, Gymkhana Seven combines Need For Speed- and Grand Theft Auto-like driving with Mad Max-ish gear.

First of all, Block’s Fiesta seems to have gotten a little weird and by that we mean it has morphed into a Hoonicorn. What, you don’t know what a Hoonicorn is? No problem, we’ll tell you. We’re talking about a 1965 Mustang (at least that’s the appearance) that delivers 845 ponies to all four wheels.The tire-shredding, city-smoking action
Then again, Block needed such a machine, as Gymkhana Seven has them all: from playing Tug of War with a... building to doing donuts around just about everything on the streets of LA. This somehow brings memories from Gymkhana Five, when the now-parked Fiesta practiced bunny hopping in San Francisco.

Despite the tie-up with the Blue Oval, Block even took the time to salute his old friends over at Subaru, drifting around an Impreza carcass. Speaking of such things, it's interesting to see how Gymkhana Seven was launched shortly after the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Returning to the restoMOD here, the six-speed sequential gearbox-fitted Mustang goes much wilder than any unicorn we’ve seen before - they say the thing took two years to develop.

Like we said in yesterday’s preview, which saw Block give British journo Chris Harris a Gatling-gun ride in the Hoonicorn, we’re pleased to see the sideways figure constantly staying ahead of the hooning game in order to keep the Gymkhana stuff from going down the “I’ve seen this before” road.

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