Ken Block's Gymkhana 5 hits YouTube as his best video yet
While previous videos by Ken Block (such as Gymkhana 4) features lots of special effects and other, non-driving segments, Gymkahana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground is all about Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta Hybrid Function Hoonage Vehicle (HFHV) showing why he is regarded as one of the greatest driving showmen of all time. Gymkhana 5 takes place in a variety of scenes around the San Francisco Bay area with much of the video shot while Ken hoons it up on (then-closed) public roads. The result is what can arguably be tagged as the greatest display of Block’s work to date.
Like all of the uber popular Gymkhana videos offered by rally racing and internet sensation Ken Block, Gymkhana 5 shows Block and his ultra high performance, 650 horsepower Ford Fiesta drifting around turns at high speed, doing donuts around various objects, making some longer high speed runs and – of course – getting big air off of a collection of different types of jumps. Gymkhana 5 must have relied upon literally hundreds of cameras with shots from stationary cameras along the route, cameras mounted on a helicopter and dozens of GoPro cameras inside and outside of Ken’s car along with being mounted on obstacles along the way. All of these cameras work together to offer the viewers every imaginable camera angle – showing us the car in motion as well as Ken Block working his magic behind the wheel of the Fiesta HFHV.