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Ever Wonder What Goes Into Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta?

Ken Block has accomplished some amazing feats over the years, whether it be competing in the X Games, the World Rally Championships, or starring in Block’s very own epic Gymkhana series, but do you ever wonder how his vehicle is able to keep up with the punishment he dishes out? Besides the obvious requirement of spare tires, what assortment of goodies lie under the hood to beef this Ford Fiesta up to 600 horsepower? At just under 17 minutes, this Popular Mechanics video goes into detail on the inner workings of the suspension, braking, cooling, all the way down to the special gearbox used. A lot can be learned about Block’s car, including which engine is actually swapped into the small Fiesta’s chassis.

Date: Aug 2, 2012  /  Views: 7810  /  Author: Ambrose Leung
Category: Lifestyle  /  Tags: Ford, Ken block, Automotive, Ford fiesta