At this point, it’s well established that Ken Block will do donuts around pretty much anything. Through his Gymkhana videos, we’ve seen Block do donuts on the Universal Studios backlot, through the twisty streets of San Francisco, and underneath bouncing lowriders in the L.A. river. And it’s still awesome.
Block just dropped Gymkhana 8 and this time he took Gymkhana international. After previously venturing to France for Gymkhana 3, Block traveled to Dubai, a destination as over the top as his driving. Because, really, where else can you practice falconry and have a leopard ride shotgun? And that’s just the first minute of the video.
Once Block’s 650-horspower Ford Fiesta RX43 fires up, the stunts become even more ridiculous. He rips off a series of donuts while bordered by Dubai’s epic fleet of police cruisers, which includes a Bentley Continental GT, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Ferrari FF. Then he does circles around a Ford F-150 truck driving on two wheels, Dukes of Hazzard style. Block even shows off the Ford Fiesta’s straight ahead speed (it goes 0-60 in 1.8 seconds) by drag racing against a Bugatti Veyron and other supercars. For an ender, Block drifts underneath a moving airplane.
Gearheads will want to stick around to the end of the video because it provides a sneak peek of Block’s new ride, the Ford Focus RS RX, which will make its debut in time for Gymkhana 9.