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Watch Ken Block Tear It Up In His Last-Ever Gymkhana Video



In November 2022, Ken Block and the Hoonigan team headed down to Mexico City to film the next installment of the Electrikhana series with the Audi S1 Hoonitron. Just over one month later, the devastating loss of Ken Block caused the project to be shelved – until today – with Electrikhana TWO: The Mexico City Sessions launching on the Hoonigan YouTube channel.

Ken Block, The Hoonigans, and Audi continue pushing the limits of what’s possible in the high performance EV world with Electrikhana TWO, sliding through iconic areas of Mexico City in Block’s infamously aggressive, rally-inspired driving style. Improving the car immediately after the first film, Ken Block and Audi built on important development lessons from their tire-smoking experience in Las Vegas.

The all-electric Audi S1 Hoonitron has seen a range of performance improvements, with the Audi Sport engineering team working with Block to modify the drivetrain to better serve his aggressive-yet-precise style of driving in the Gymkhana films.

One of the biggest improvements comes from the ‘simulated gears’ feature: giving the car a sort of digital gearbox by programming multiple levels of wheel speed on the electric motors, controlled with a paddle shifter. Allowing for much more controlled slides and precise donuts, this was a major development over the car’s form in the previous Electrikhana film; where a small jab of the throttle meant a jump from 15mph to over 120mph of wheel speed. Instantly.

Additionally, Ken Block wanted to explore all-new driving features made possible with an EV drivetrain: such as opposite-driven wheels for a standing AWD burnout, instant switching from all-wheel to rear-wheel drive, “differential” tuning to influence chassis balance, as well as the ability to shift into reverse at ANY speed. Each of these features are put to the test in the new film, which you can see at around the 7:15 mark.

Shot in and around Mexico City, Ken Block launches the Hoonitron out of the world’s largest bullring: Plaza de Toros. From there, it’s an all-access trip through iconic areas of the city, with tricks around the Museo Soumaya, a big clincher moment with a slide past JUCA, and ending with a session in and around the Benito Juárez International Airport. It’s all capped off with a nostalgic Gymkhana tribute throughout the credits.

Electrikhana TWO

Electrikhana TWO

Electrikhana TWO

Electrikhana TWO

Electrikhana TWO

Ken Block was one of the greatest rally drivers ever, and it was great getting to ride along with him one last time in Electrikhana TWO.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, the definitive men's lifestyle blog, and he's one of the biggest car enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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