She's clearly got her dad's talent.
Ken Block has to be one of the best-known names in motorsport today. This drift happy hoonigan loves to pilot everything from all-electric Ford Fiestas to the insane 1,400-hp Mustang Mach-E, and even a Ford F-450 Dually, so it is clear that he has some kind of love affair with the oval brand. So much so that he has built his own daughter a very special Mustang for her 14thy birthday. This drift missile is based on a 5.0 Fox Body Mustang and has been set up as the perfect beginner drift car. In a video posted by Block, we get to see Lia Block shredding some tires in her new ride.
Filmed at the Utah Motorsport Campus where Lia Block has already experienced a track driving session and some shift-kart action, the Block family gets ready for some drifting. "Teaching your own child is sometimes not the best thing in the world," Block says, so the task is handed over to Vaughn Gittin Jr., a Formula Drift Champion. After getting used to the car Lia drills out the front end of the Mustang for better cooling. Eventually, the handbrake gives up, making things more difficult, but the car holds up long enough for Lia to rip some serious drifts.
Built as a surprise gift for his daughter, the car has been inspired by the 90s rapper Vanilla Ice and is a basic setup built for teaching more than competing. "When we set out to build the Vanilla Ice inspired, drop-top 5.0 Fox-body Mustang, we had one major goal in mind - Teach my daughter Lia to drift with it. For her instructor, I enlisted the help of my friend and Formula Drift Champion, Vaughn Gittin Jr. As it turned out, Lia would get the FULL drift experience. Breaking parts, trackside modifications, running out of fuel, and persevering through it all to finally nail the final trick," said Block.
Lia clearly has a natural talent for the sport and should have no problem being competitive in the near future.