Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground

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As promised DC and Ken Block have released Gymkhana THREE and as expected… HOLY HELL! Shot just south of Paris, France at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, the 1.58-mile oval track, built in 1924. The track features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. As if the track wasn’t crazy enough you should see what Ken Block can do with his new Ford Fiesta now, it seriously defies phyics. He’s certainly one-up’d Gymkhana 2.

“The stunts I perform in Gymkhana THREE, Part 2 are without a doubt the craziest stuff I have ever attempted behind the wheel,” said Ken. “We knew in order to out do the previous films, we’d really have to take it to the next level, and since you can’t kickflip a car, the location needed to allow me to do things never done before in car. Sure, I’ve seen people drift banks, but never ones this steep, and never head on. I treated the Autodrome’s 51-degree wall like a quarter pipe and it was awesome. Awesomely sketchy! Who knew you could do a wall ride in a car?”

His new car, 60 mph in a mind blowing 1.9 seconds… that’s fucking fast. The 2011 Ford Fiesta was spec’d out and designed specifically for this project.  Built by Olsbergs Motorsport Evolution, the Fiesta features a heavily-modded Duratec 2.0l engine that produces a staggering 650 horses with 660 lb-ft of torque. All this power in a 2,425 lb chassis creates a super-car beating power-to-weight ratio. It could make a Bugatti piss it’s self in fear, wouldn’t mind seeing a head to head to be honest. Maybe that can be Gymkhana 4.

Enjoy the video, you know you will.

For more info on the project check out DC GYMKHANA 3

More Gymkhana after the jump.

Here’s #2 if your in the mood for more.