Ken Block’s first-ever, rear-wheel-drive Gymkhana machine based on the loved and celebrated Ford Escort platform, which gained its storied history in European rally racing. This 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 RS is quite unlike its stage-ready counterparts. Block’s flat black and star-spangled, Rocket Bunny-kitted Mk2 was built with one specific focus in mind—to kill tires with the quickness, navigating obstacles on a Gymkhana course.
“Quick Motorsport in the U.K. did a great job on the build of the car”
“This car has been something I’ve been working on slowly for a long time now,” said Block. “I’m stoked with how the whole thing turned out. My team and Graham Quick at Quick Motorsport in the U.K. did a great job on the build of the car, Rocket Bunny did an awesome job with the exterior styling and I absolutely love how The Hoonigans took something I really love—the American flag—and remixed it into a badass graphic for the livery of this car. I’ve only been able to test this car for two days, but I’m looking forward to slaying some more tires in this thing really soon. The car absolutely rips, especially at 9,000 rpm.”
“That’s Mr. Ryan Tuerck on the left, the guy that drove my Ford Escort Mk2 RS last weekend (24th 25th October 2015) at Gymkhana GRID. And in the middle is Graham Quick, the man who built everything but the arches on the car – he’s an Escort magician. Thanks for making me such an insanely fun car, Graham!”