Tag Archives: Focus RS RX

Video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana NINE

Nine Lives

Ken Block unleashed his ninth Gymkhana video online today

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance

If you know the name Ken Block, it might be from his time at DC Shoes or his current racing efforts in FIA World Rallycross. However, it is most likely that you know the Hoonigan for his insane Gymkhana video series, which has seen him flying, sliding and smoking through some truly insane venues and courses. Today the ninth installment of the series hit the Internet.
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News: Ford Virtual Reality App

Surrounded & Astounded

Ford can now share its racing efforts and more in virtual reality

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Have you ever wished you could be at a race thousands of miles away. Better yet, have you ever imagined that you could experience a race from the perspective of the driver. Let’s say you could tag along with the Ford GT at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Well, that’s just the kind of experience Ford’s new Virtual Reality smartphone app will deliver.
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Interview: Ken Block

Head Hoonigan

SVTP speaks with Ken Block about rallycross and his new Focus RS RX

By Steve Turner

If you enjoyed our inside look at the Ford Performance/Hoonigan Racing Division racing effort last week, we thought you might like to hear more from the head Hoonigan himself. As one of the few members of the media embedded with the team at the FIA World Rallycross Championship event at Gran Prix de Trois Rivieres circuit in Quebec, Canada, we had the opportunity to sit down with Ken Block and ask a few questions.
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Feature: World Rallycross Focus RS RX

One-Two Punch

Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud take the fight to the world in the hot hatch

By Steve Turner

Pop. Bang. Pop. Bang. The turbocharged 2.0-liter dances off the two-step rev limiter. As the start light goes green the car launches. Its all-wheel-drive system and Cooper tires claw for traction trying to plant the 600-plus horsepower to the tarmac. It accelerates from 0-60 in around 2 seconds as the car hurtles toward the first turn leading up to its first jump into the dirt. Continue reading

Video: First Focus RS RX Win

Hell Raiser

Hoonigan Racing’s Andreas Bakkerud climbed to the top of the podium

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

As if it was scripted in a Hollywood blockbuster, Ford Performance’s Focus RS RX followed up the conclusion of its Project RX docuseries last week with its first race win over the weekend. Driver Andreas Bakkerud guided his racer to the top of the podium on Sunday in Hell, Norway.
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