Top Gear’s complete guide to Gymkhana
As he releases ‘Footkhana’, here’s every single Ken Block film worth caring about. Your favourite?
Posted: 24 Apr 2014
Gymkhana Two "The Infomercial"
Shamelessly paraded as an advert showcasing DC Sports merchandise (that's Block's clothing line) and filmed at the Port of Los Angeles, Gymkhana Two debuted a year after the first one, and was altogether a more polished affair. It also ushered in a new iteration of the Scooby: this was a 2009 WRX STI packing 566bhp and 611lb ft of torque, prepared by the same chaps who did the first one (Crawford Performance). It ends in an explosion, with lots of fire and lots of drifting. A lot like Top Gear, then.
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There's a mini-Gymkhana vid that aired a few months later too - Gymkhana 2.1 - featuring Block and longtime friend Rob Dyrdek; Block's in the Scooby, Dyrdek's in a mini-Scooby. There is Benny Hill music and 80s synth, along with a touch of tyre smoke. Just a smidgen, mind.