Words by Niky Tamayo
 
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Some people say he has terrible taste in shoes, and that he sold out when he spanked a monkey in his last movie. Which may or may not be true. All we know for sure is, he’s called Ken Block.
 
Motorheads across the world have thrilled to the antics of Ken Block over the past few years and the build up in frenzy for each new Gymkhana film is matched only by the furore over Jeremy Clarkson’s waggling jowls on camera. Yet, after the gimmicky, overproduced Gymkhana 4 failed to capture the raw horsepower and adrenaline of Gymkhana 3 (the most-viewed DC Shoes Commercial to date), the question was: “What’s left?” What could be bigger than having the huge Universal Studios lot as your playground?
 
I know! Let’s try closing an entire city down for a few days’ worth of hooning! San Francisco, say hello to Gymkhana 5.
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There's no question that Ken Block's makes some of the most awesome, insane, and mind-blowing Gymkhana videos EVER. But in the constant pursuit to raise the bar higher, he and his 600hp Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.) Ford Fiesta is getting the Hollywood treatment, complete with robotic sharks, deranged zombies, and stunt men in gorilla suits. Hold on to your seats for nine minutes of car porn in Ken Block's Gymkhana FOUR: The Hollywood Megamercial
 
Filmed at Universal Studios Hollywood, GYM4 blazes through the War of the Worlds set, drifts past the Back to the Future clock tower, and screeches around Psycho's Bates Motel. Epic Meal Time even makes a cameo as Block and the H.F.H.V. tears up their set. Block then smokes up a some forklifts, comes face to face with Jaws, and wraps up with a Bollywood-style song and dance number. Cool enough for ya?
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