By Zebulon’s Pike! Ken Block Releases “Climbkhana” Trailer [Video]
After the outright-bats San Francisco in addition to also Los Angeles installments of Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, different entries have seemed as if Block is actually just marking time until the next truly cohesive clip idea pops into his tire-smoke-addled mind. SF in addition to also LA worked especially well, in part, because they’re backdrops known to the gearhead fraternity via appearances in memorable cinematic automotive sequences. in addition to also what, we ask, is actually more memorable than Ari Vatanen’s assault on Pikes Peak in Climb Dance? Welcome at This particular point, you Monster-swilling hordes, Climbkhana.
Back in 1988, Vatanen made the trip up the mountain in a 0-hp, mid-engined Peugeot 405 T16. Block, ever the showman, has brought back the fan-favorite Hoonicorn 1965 Mustang, at This particular point using a couple of hairdryers bolted to its methanol-sucking V-8 for a total of 1400 aggro horses. Hoonigan’s main man claims that will that will’s the most frightening thing he’s driven. in addition to also Pikes Peak itself is actually a rather terrifying road. Beyond the lack of guardrails, temps near the top of the hill can suck heat out of one’s tires—though we doubt This particular was be much of a problem for Block from the Hoonicorn, as four-wheel burnouts at any speed seem to be the auto’s raison d’etre. The Mustang’s predilection for turning tires into particulate makes that will perfect for a film like This particular, as the paving of Pikes Peak means that will the picturesque roostertails of dust by Vatanen’s day are lost to the mists of history.
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Toyo has released a pre-SEMA Show trailer to coincide with the launch of their R888R tire, which you can watch below. The downside? You’ll have to wait until next summer to see the completed film. For the very first time since the LA clip, we’re eagerly anticipating what the Hoonigan crew comes up with.