Hoonigan has printed the final video that Ken Block starred in earlier than his loss of life in January 2023. Shot in Mexico Metropolis in November 2022, the movie is a follow-up to Gymkhana 11 referred to as Electrikhana Two that reveals a heavily-modified Audi S1 drifting and even popping wheelies.
Block’s crew leveraged the teachings discovered whereas filming Gymkhana 11, which was shot in Las Vegas, to make a number of enhancements to the S1’s drivetrain. Hoonigan notably fitted what it calls a “simulated gears” characteristic that provides a digital gearbox to the drivetrain by programming a number of ranges of wheel pace management into the electrical motors. Block managed this technique utilizing a pair of steering wheel-mounted paddles.
Hoonigan provides that the drivetrain’s large quantity of energy made this transmission-like system obligatory. It gave Block higher management of the S1, particularly when sliding, and it allowed him to speed up extra exactly. The drivetrain additionally packs some fairly neat options which might be demonstrated within the movie, together with the flexibility to drag off a standing all-wheel-drive burn out, to change from rear- to all-wheel drive, and to shift into reverse no matter pace. Up to date specs have not been printed, however Block’s unique S1 made 2,212 pound-feet of torque.
Embedded above, the video takes viewers via a high-speed tour of among the most emblematic sights within the Mexican capital. Block launches the S1 out of the Plaza de Toros, which is the biggest bull-fighting ring on the earth, turns the Benito Juárez Worldwide Airport into his private playground, and meets up with a heavily-modified Volkswagen Beetle (generally known as the vocho to locals) whereas decimating set after set of tires. Past the automobile and the sights, Electrikhana Two options the high-quality filming we have come to count on from Block’s movies.
Block’s relations are selecting up the place the rally driver left off. Lucy Block, his spouse, raced a Sierra Echo EV within the 2023 version of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Lia Block, his daughter, competed in the identical occasion with a custom-built, Porsche 911-like coupe referred to as Hoonipigasus.