All proceeds are going to a great cause, too.
Ken Block seems like a pretty cool dude with a lot of skill and an awesome collection of cars. He's most famous for his exploits on YouTube as part of the Gymkhana series. Opinions differ on which of the cars he's used for this series are the best, but we can surely all agree that the opportunity to own any one of them would be pretty cool. Fortunately, that's no longer just a pipe dream. The Ford Focus RS used in Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground is lot number 3,000 at Barrett-Jackson's Fall Auction happening from the 22nd to the 24th of this month, and all proceeds are in aid of a charitable organization.
As you likely are aware, Barrett-Jackson has a proud history of facilitating goodwill initiatives like this, having previously auctioned off numerous cars for charity, including the first-ever 2020 Stingray C8. Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, says: "So many of us know or have family members, friends, and neighbors who are struggling." He continues: "While 2020 has brought all of us some real challenges, we will have an incredible opportunity in October to come together as a collector car family and open our hearts to the needs of our communities." Ken Block's beneficiary here is Team Rubicon, an organization that provides veterans with the opportunity to help those affected by disasters.
So what about the car? Well, the 2016 "Focus RSRX" is obviously no street-legal. It features a Garrett turbo that helps it produce 600 horsepower from its 2.0-liter four-pot and includes Reiger suspension, a reinforced chassis, a sequential transmission, an FIA-spec roll cage, O.Z. Racing wheels, and a special livery designed by Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone. This livery marks the first Hoonigan Racing Division partnership that employed an outside source for the design. Since this is such a special car, there's no telling what it will sell for, but we only hope that the buyer is wealthy enough to build his or her own Gymkhana course to fully exploit this car's abilities.