Ken Block's Kiwi Fiesta goes under the hammer
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Are you big fan of rally, rallycross, YouTube sensation, and all round good sort Ken Block? Own all the posters, t-shirts, and memorabilia, and wanting something more? Something a bit special? Well Block and the Hoonigan Special Division are selling off one of Block's rally / rallycross Ford Fiestas. Although it's not exactly what I'd call 'cheap'.
As listed on the Motorsport Auctions website, the flamboyant Fiesta is priced at an eye-watering £250,000 — translating to just over $540,000NZD. For that money could could buy 15 Fiesta STs off the lot, or even a house in Auckl... well, a house.
The ad states that this particular Fiesta was the one in which Block won the 2015 Rally of Whangarei in little old New Zealand, where he managed to beat home Subaru pilot Ben Hunt. But perhaps the most telling piece of its history though is its stated use in one of Block's well known 'Gymkhana' viral videos. We can only assume that it's the star of 'Gymkhana six: The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course', which, if you've got six spare minutes to play with, is a screamer of a video.
The Fiesta is based upon M-Sport WRC underpinnings. But while the WRC edition of the car makes do with a 1.6-litre engine, the Blockmobile ramps things up with a larger Pipo Motors 2.0-litre unit, capable of generating 350bhp — a lot for such a tiny little frame.
The Fiesta will surely be snapped up by someone in due course, hopefully to be hooned another day.