Yes, You Can Do Ken Block-Style Gymkhana With Only 60 Horsepower

A Fiesta instead of a Focus, 60 horsepower instead of 600, and Etienne Guerra instead of Ken Block. This is Gymkhana 0.9: Cheapkhana.

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This isn't into the magical world of hydraulic handbrakes, but this time around, he really nailed all the crucial details. His ride is a Ford hatchback with the correct livery and a custom handbrake lever, while his outfit includes the legally approved number of fireproof Monster logos, the correct shades, shoes, and most probably, a gold tooth crown as well.

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And really, where would Ken Block be without his professional media machine, years of training, lifestyle merchandize, support from Ford, and all that sponsor money from Monster, Pennzoil and the rest? Would he be hooning a world-class 600 horsepower rallycross car at some industrial estate in Buffalo, New York? Most certainly not.

I guess what Etienne Guerra is trying to tell us here is that no matter how tight our budget may be, we always need to make sure to have a functional, trustworthy handbrake at hand. Get that right, and the rest will come. Or the rust, in case what you have happens to be a Fiesta from the late '80s.


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