Block Unleashes the Hoonitron in Mexico City
For those entrenched in the car community, the name Ken Block likely resonates, synonymous with intense driving skills showcased in a variety of high-powered vehicles within the Gymkhana series.
Over the years, Gymkhana has taken us to diverse locales worldwide, exposing fans to some of the most impressive cars to ever grace the pavement. Behind the wheel, Block consistently sought new ways to push boundaries, executing jaw-dropping maneuvers from drifting around moving objects to leaping ramps as speedboats passed beneath. The outcome yielded hundreds of millions of views, as viewers were irresistibly drawn to crave more of the mind-blowing driving and stunt performances that Block showcased from behind the wheel.
In early January 2023, the car community was stunned by the tragic news of Block’s passing in a snowmobiling incident. This led enthusiasts to reflect on the numerous unforgettable moments Block had provided throughout his career. As it turns out, Block had discreetly unveiled at least one final masterpiece, a revelation that had eluded the awareness of many.
Via – Hoonigan
In the posthumous release, it appears that Block’s legacy persists beyond expectations. Unbeknownst to many, Block had already filmed an adventure before his passing. This adventure took him to Mexico City behind the wheel of the Audi S1 Hoonitron.
In the words of Hoonigan, “Block, The Hoonigans, and Audi continue pushing the limits of what’s possible in the performance EV world with Electrikhana TWO, sliding through iconic areas of Mexico City in Block’s infamously aggressive, rally-inspired driving style. Improving the car immediately after the first film, Block and Audi built on important development lessons from their experience in Las Vegas.”
With the release of this footage, fans are granted the opportunity to witness Block’s unparalleled driving skills once more, thereby reinforcing the enduring impact of his contributions to the automotive world. Once again, he raises the bar on what’s possible, leaving an indelible mark on the realm of extraordinary driving feats.