The 600bhp Ford Fiestas featured in Gymkhana 3, 6 and eight plus Block’s RS200 are being sold
The partnership Ken Block struck with Ford succor in 2010 has reach to an discontinue. In all likelihood as a consequence, three Blue Oval-badged autos from his sequence, two of them Gymkhana veterans, are now being sold.
A firm called LB Restricted is doing the honours, starting with the 2011 Fiesta ‘GYM3’, so-called as a consequence of it starred in, you guessed it, Gymkhana Three. It modified into the first Ford to rep the principle starring role in a Gymkhana film and packs 600bhp plus 660lb toes of torque into its tiny frame.
Swedish rallycross outfit Olsbergs MSE built the horrid 2.0-litre Duratec inline-four below the bonnet, which powers all four wheels via a six-chase sequential racing gearbox. Mash your foot on the throttle laborious ample, and 0-60mph will are available about two seconds. The worth? We don’t know – there’s merely a “please request” worth at the tip of the advert.
It’s the the same tackle automobile number two, the 2013 Fiesta ST RX43. It additionally puts out round 600bhp, this time via an inline-four developed by Pipo – the the same firm Hyundai and Ford has called upon for its World Rally Championship machines. Talking of which, M-Sport, the Cumbrian firm that runs Ford’s WRC programme, designed the customized bodywork.
It’s built to World Rallycross specifications and helped Block receive his first-ever victory in the sport. On YouTube, it had starring roles in Gymkhana Six and Eight plus the Terrakhana motion photographs.
And for the one most of you would possibly well per chance per chance gain been waiting for, we gain Kenneth’s 1986 RS200. It’s number 80 of Ford’s production chase of 200, making it a undeniable ingredient even earlier than changes are taken into account. And on that entrance, there are loads.
Dubbed “Ken Block’s self-described dream automobile,” it’s built to the specifications of Ford’s RS200 ‘Evolution’ – a mission cancelled attributable to the discontinuation of Neighborhood B options. That manner you glean someplace round 700bhp from the 2.1-litre mid-mounted engine, which rises to extra bask in 800bhp when juiced with elevated-octane chase gasoline.
It’s fitted with KW coilovers and rolls on customized cast Rotiform wheels carrying Toyo Proxes which gain been left unshredded. Unlike the Fiestas, the RS200 wasn’t made for Gymkhana tomfoolery. The auto modified into “treated with somewhat extra particular care and noticed minimal hooning,” the advert notes.
For this one, we discontinue really gain a worth – it’s listed at $550,000 (£400,000). Which of the three would you inch for, given the different?