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Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground

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Ken Block & Team Hoonigan are back with the latest episode in the popular Gymkhana series. In stark contrast to previous locations, they chose an abandoned industrial park in Buffalo, NY.  You might think it would be a safer alternative to filming in an urban setting, but the danger level is unprecedented. The rally prepped Ford Focus RS RX has been boosted to 600 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque. Working with game developers for Forza Horizon 3, the film is sprinkled with Easter eggs from the upcoming release.

After the obligatory intro warning, we find a revised sequential shifter and brake lever are positioned for perfect car control. Constant shifting is required to keep the tires spinning, otherwise the turbo would shut down and the party would be over. Not to spoil the action, a few of the highlights involve the new Ford Raptor, a speeding locomotive, and copious tire smoke. If you enjoy the beauty of large mechanical objects in motion, you will not be disappointed.