Soon after ending his exceptional partnership with Ford, Ken Block is also parting strategies with some of his Blue Oval rides. Block is marketing a few of the cars employed in his Gymkhana video clip collection by broker LBI Limited.
A person of all those autos is the 2011 Ford Fiesta rally motor vehicle utilized in Gymkhana 3, which was Block’s very first online video with Ford following his change from Subaru. The automobile commenced out as a output 2011 Ford Fiesta ST in advance of getting closely modified for racing and YouTube stardom by Swedish organization Olsbergs MSE.
Those people modifications included a 2.-liter turbo-4 engin, in area of the stock 1.6-liter turbo-4. That motor provides 600 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque, which is despatched to all 4 wheels by means of a paddle-shifted 6-speed sequential gearbox. The Fiesta can do -60 mph in about 2. seconds, according to the listing.
The Fiesta remained Ford’s default rally auto for quite a few yrs, so it is really not stunning that Block has far more than just one in his assortment. Along with the Gymkhana 3 Fiesta, Block is also offering a 2013 Fiesta made use of in Gymkhana 6, Gymkhana 8, and Terrakhana. This is also the car or truck he raced in the 2013 Global Rallycross Championship, winning at Las Vegas.
Aside from the two-doorway hatchback system style (which was never ever out there in the U.S.), the 2013 Fiesta is mechanically comparable to the earlier model, with some advancements that received the -60 mph time down below 2. seconds, according to the listing.
The 3rd automobile in the sale is a unusual 1986 Ford RS200, a mid-engine homologation exclusive for the legendary Team B period of the Globe Rally Championship. Just 200 have been constructed to meet homologation necessities, and the motor vehicle had a pretty temporary levels of competition operate. Right after various fatal crashes (which include one particular involving an RS200), Group B was banned soon after the 1986 time, generating the Ford out of date just after just one racing time.
The RS200 begun out with a 1.8-liter turbo-4, but Block’s car has 1 of 24 2.1-liter “Evo” motors crafted in anticipation of the 1987 WRC time. It can be at the moment tuned to generate 700 hp on pump gasoline and 800 hp on racing fuel, in accordance to the listing. The RS200 has a $550,000 inquiring price tag, but selling prices for the other two cars and trucks aren’t outlined.
Block is currently having benefit of his no cost-agent standing, demonstrating off a Skoda Fabia R5+ rally car last month. But he may perhaps not be completed with Ford as he mentioned a Fox-human body Mustang job. Both way, he’ll soon have three spaces in his garage to fill.