The 600bhp Ford Fiestas featured in Gymkhana several, 6 and 8 in addition Block’s RS200 are being marketed
The partnership Ken Block struck with Ford back in 2010 is at an end. Perhaps as a consequence, 3 Blue Oval-badged vehicles through his collection, two of these Gymkhana veterans, are increasingly being sold.
A company called LB Restricted is doing the particular honours, starting with the last year Fiesta ‘GYM3’, so-called since it starred in, you suspected it, Gymkhana Three. It had been the first Ford to take the primary starring role in a Gymkhana film and packs 600bhp plus 660lb ft torque capacity into its diminutive body.
Swedish rallycross outfit Olsbergs MSE built the monstrous second . 0-litre Duratec inline-four beneath the bonnet, which powers all wheels via a six-speed continuous racing gearbox. Mash your own foot on the throttle with enough contentration, and 0-60mph will get to about two seconds. The cost? We don’t know — there’s merely a “please inquire” note at the top of the advertisement.
It’s the same deal with vehicle number two, the 2013 Fiesta ST RX43. Additionally, it puts out around 600bhp, on this occasion vian inline-four produced by Pipo – the same firm Hyundai and Ford provides called upon for its World Move Championship machines. Speaking of which usually, M-Sport, the Cumbrian business that runs Ford’s WRC programme, designed the customized bodywork.
It’s built to Global Rallycross specifications and helped Prevent secure his first-ever success in the sport. On YouTube, this had starring roles within Gymkhana Six and 8 plus the Terrakhana movies.
And for the one most of you already been waiting for, we have Kenneth’s 1986 RS200. It’s number eighty of Ford’s production operate of 200, making it an unique thing even before modifications are usually taken into account. And on that front side, there are plenty.
Dubbed “Ken Block’s self-described dream car, ” it’s built to the specs of Ford’s RS200 ‘Evolution’ – a project cancelled because of the discontinuation of Group M rules. That means you get about 700bhp from the 2 . 1-litre mid-mounted engine, which increases to more like 800bhp whenever juiced with higher-octane competition fuel.
It’s fitted with KILOWATT coilovers and rolls upon custom forged Rotiform tires wearing Toyo Proxes that have been left unshredded. Unlike the particular Fiestas, the RS200 was not made for Gymkhana tomfoolery. The vehicle was “treated with a little more special care and noticed minimal hooning, ” the particular advert notes.
For this 1, we do actually have a cost – it’s listed with $550, 000 (£400, 000). Which of the three could you go for, given the choice?