Five cars. Five locations. One insane Hoonigan behind the wheel. Ken Block is back, everyone.
Ten years ago, Ken Block became an internet sensation when he debuted his Gymkhana video series on YouTube showing off his insane driving skills in increasingly daring stunts. To date, the viral video series has racked up over 550 million views as people seemingly can't get enough of watching Block burn copious amounts of rubber and drive sideways at crazy speeds while narrowly avoiding obstacles.
Now, over a year after the project was first announced, the agonizing wait for Gymkhana Ten is finally over. Amazon Prime members were able to watch it 10 days early in The Gymkhana Files documentary series, but the action-packed video is now available for everyone to enjoy on YouTube. At nearly 20 minutes long and two years in the making, Gymkhana Ten is without a doubt one of the most epic car films ever made.
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first Gymkhana video, Block wanted to make Gymkhana Ten the biggest and best yet, and it's safe to say he's succeeded. While previous Gymkhana videos have restricted Block to one car and one location, Gymkhana Ten takes us on a tire-shredding tour across five unique locations in five different cars.
Gymkhana Ten starts in Sweden with Block driving his current 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC on snow and ice for the first time in a Gymkhana film. The action then switches to Detroit, Michigan, with Block torturing the tires of his insane 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2 on the streets of Motor City.
Block then rips through the colorful streets and tunnels of a mountain town in Guanajuato, Mexico, in his 2017 Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car. In a unique twist, Block then drives his 1990s Ford Escort Cosworth Group A car on bare metal wheels, creating a shower of sparks that light up the night. For the climax, we finally get to see the hero car of Gymkhana Ten: the ferocious 914-hp 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck, which gets one hell of a workout in Shamrock, Texas. You'll never see better precision driving in a heavy-duty pickup truck.
"I can't believe it has been ten years of making these Gymkhana videos," said Block. "That's wild! So, for number ten, we tried to make it the biggest and best. It was two years in the making - from initial ideation to the launch in The Gymkhana Files on Amazon Prime. It's insane the effort that went into this one, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. It was rad making The Gymkhana Files and featuring the Gymkhana TEN there for the first time-but, I'm also really happy that we're now able to make it publicly available on YouTube to everyone worldwide that may not have Amazon Prime. I think viewers across the globe are going to be stoked when they see all of the tire slaying action we've jammed into this one."