Ken Block is set to grace the screens one final time in the renowned Gymkhana series.
On a recent Tuesday, Hoonigan debuted a teaser for Electrikhana 2 and disclosed that this chapter would mark Block’s concluding participation in the Gymkhana franchise. The release is slated for December.
Tragically, Block passed away in January from a snowmobile incident at the age of 55.
The Electrikhana 2 teaser presents Block in action within a novel environment, driving his specially crafted Audi S1 Hoonitron.
With its debut on YouTube this December, Electrikhana 2 will serve as a posthumous homage to the rally icon nearly one year after his passing and slightly over a year since the inaugural Electrikhana film set against the backdrop of Las Vegas.
Drawing inspiration from the celebrated Audi Sport Quattro S1 that participated in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Audi S1 Hoonitron was engineered internally by Audi in collaboration with Block. It is propelled by dual electric motors located on each axle, giving it the capability to execute precision drifts with its all-wheel-drive system. The vehicle’s power emanates from four battery arrays, originating from a Q7 plug-in hybrid variant not available in the United States market, strategically placed at the core of the chassis for optimal balance.
The creation of the Hoonitron is estimated to have cost Audi approximately $12 million, underscoring the substantial investment in this one-of-a-kind venture.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Electrikhana 2
What is Electrikhana 2 and when will it be released?
Electrikhana 2 is the final installment of Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, showcasing his last ride in the custom-built Audi S1 Hoonitron. The film is set to be released on YouTube in December.
Who was Ken Block and what happened to him?
Ken Block was a professional rally driver known for his viral Gymkhana video series. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 55 due to a snowmobile accident in January.
Can you describe the Audi S1 Hoonitron featured in Electrikhana 2?
The Audi S1 Hoonitron is a bespoke electric vehicle inspired by the Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak car. It features dual electric motors for all-wheel drive and is powered by four battery packs, culminating in a project that cost approximately $12 million.
How does Electrikhana 2 pay tribute to Ken Block?
Electrikhana 2 serves as a tribute to the late Ken Block, releasing nearly a year after his death and over a year since the first Electrikhana film. It celebrates his legacy and final contributions to the Gymkhana series.
More about Electrikhana 2
- Ken Block’s Legacy
- Final Gymkhana: Electrikhana 2
- Audi S1 Hoonitron Development
- The Life and Career of Ken Block
- Evolution of the Gymkhana Series