Ken Block's new rally car
Another week, another new rally car for viral video legend Kenneth Block
It's so ’80s. I feel like Block should incorporate some supporting MC Hammer pants into his supporting race suit.
While the newly unveiled Ford Focus RS RX rallycross cars that Ken Block and teammate Andreas Bakkerud will utilize in this year's FIA World Rallycross Championship might look like a fresh beast, chances are you'll have seen it in another of Block's recent videos — check out the final seconds of his most recent Gymkhanna video again for a refresher.
While some knock Mr. Block, largely due to his hit-and-miss record during his brief stint in the World Rally Championship, it's difficult to deny that he still plays an important role in the modern motorsport landscape. His videos, and his cars, transcend across multiple societal cross sections, helping push those who are foreign to our petrol-fueled sport into potentially feigning interest.
This new Focus is just the next step, sporting the artwork of well-known artist Felipe Pantone, and released across the web with maximum focus (ha, unintentional pun) on reaching as many people as possible.
Good luck, Mr. Block.