Ken Block challenged Pikes Peak in his last Gymkhana

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Ken Block challenged Pikes Peak in his last Gymkhana

The American pilot Ken Block returned to his old ways with his Gymkhana. This time he chose an iconic location for his stunts: the Pikes Peak climb in the Colorado mountains.

Block tackled the twisting 20-kilometer ascent and reaching a height of 4.000 meters atop a 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR that runs on methanol and develops 1.400 horsepower.

During the video, the pilot can be seen skidding the hairpin turns at great heights and getting very close to the edge of the cliff. In addition, he faces three heavy machines that move slowly along the track.

“When I was young I watched the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on television and came to dream that I was one of its participants. The dream came true in 2005 when I made the climb in a Group N car that didn't have much power. In that respect it was a disappointing experience, although I loved the road and the mountains. Since that time, I always wanted to go back ”, assured the Yankee.

Although the images are spectacular, it is unknown if Block was close to breaking the record still held by Frenchman Sébastien Loeb, who in 2013 won the test on an 208-horsepower Peugeot 16 T850 with a record of 8m13s878 / 1000.


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