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Rallycross and drift star Ken Block has released his ninth Gymkhana video, featuring his new Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car

Ken Block’s Gymkhana Nine video has just been released, showcasing a new catalogue of drift-based stunts.

Block’s new rallycross car, the Ford Focus RS RX, takes front and centre in the video, replacing his personal Hoonicorn Ford Mustang, the previous star car in the videos.

Block is competing in the Ford Focus RS RX from the video in the current season of the FIA World Rallycross championship, the next heat of which takes place in Barcelona this weekend, 17 and 18 September.

Unlike previous videos, the latest Gymkhana takes place on derelict closed industrial land, allowing more extreme stunts to be undertaken on video.

Read our interview with Ken Block on the Ford Focus RS here

Block said: “I really wanted to bring this video back to the core roots of my earlier Gymkhana videos; the full city takeovers are a lot of fun, but we felt that it was time to get back to the basics, especially with the new Ford Focus RS RX.”

The stunts in the latest video include Block racing a train before drifting around it across a level crossing, as well as a donut that takes the rear of the car and the back tyres halfway over a ledge above a lake.

Block issued a comment urging drivers to: “Please, please, please do not attempt to recreate any of the tricks you see me do in his video at home on your own. Especially trying to outrun a train. Attempting to outrun a train isn’t just stupid, it’s also illegal.”

Read more about Ken Block’s Ford Focus RS RX car here

The Focus RS RX at the centre of the video is a 600bhp, race-spec car. It’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and has permanent four-wheel drive.

It reaches 60mph in 1.9sec – 0.6sec faster than the Tesla Model S P100D – the fastest accelerating production car in the world.


Read our review

Car review

Is Ford’s AWD mega-hatch as special as we first thought? And can the Focus RS beat stiff competition from the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-AMG A45?

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