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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:26 AM
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One radical Ford Fiesta!

And some insane driving by Ken Block!
DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO (9 min 52 sec)
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:33 AM
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You have to wonder how many of those he wrecks making his videos? Really cool stuff!
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Hummm, I don't think that car is factory stock.

Amazing bit of driving.
Getting the streets closed for that must have been spendy and a one time shot. Lots of pressure to get it right.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:43 AM
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You have to wonder how many of those he wrecks making his videos? Really cool stuff!
I imagine he has destroyed his fair share of Go-Pros as well. You can see one bouncing along the ground at 3:37 in the vid.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Hummm, I don't think that car is factory stock.

Amazing bit of driving.
Getting the streets closed for that must have been spendy and a one time shot. Lots of pressure to get it right.
650 HP... nah dont think its stock
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:20 PM
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650 HP... nah dont think its stock
It really doesn't take much to get that kind of power from some of these compacts. Only thing that needs to be done is replace the stock exhaust system with one of those Vuvuzula horns.






At least all of the teenagers around here swear it does......................



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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Someone needs to explain to them that noise does not necessarly equate with horsepower
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Someone needs to explain to them that noise does not necessarly equate with horsepower
Awwww, come on UM, let them have their fun. It's also more entertaining to see them get shut down by my wife in her stock Xterra.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Hummm, I don't think that car is factory stock.

Amazing bit of driving.
Getting the streets closed for that must have been spendy and a one time shot. Lots of pressure to get it right.
I can't imagine it was shot in one take. Look at all the tire marks on the road.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:57 PM
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I wonder how many sets of tires he goes through in the course of making one of those videos.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I can't imagine it was shot in one take. Look at all the tire marks on the road.
Clearly it took several tries on some of that. I could see all the black marks on the pavement in all of the shots. Did you see where the GoPro camera departed the back of the car on that jump?
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Move over, Steve McQueen.

I don't think they even intended to give the impression that it was shot in a single take. Just the different locations make it obvious that it was shot over several days. I read that it was shot over a four day period, and the fee to the City of San Francisco was a cool $1M!

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It really doesn't take much to get that kind of power from some of these compacts. Only thing that needs to be done is replace the stock exhaust system with one of those Vuvuzula horns.






At least all of the teenagers around here swear it does......................



Thanks Pal. You ever see a mixture of chewed pretzels and milk on an Ipad after going through your nose? I owe you big time
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Thanks Pal. You ever see a mixture of chewed pretzels and milk on an Ipad after going through your nose? I owe you big time
You know it's true.

Of course I'm man enough (or old fart enough) to admit that my buds and myself had particularly obnoxious vehicles growing up...................however..............there is a difference between the sound of a cammed up, headered up big block and a rice rocket with a soup can muffler.

Kind of like the difference between a 985 and and Rotax. Just ain't the same thing.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:25 PM
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I like the parts where he's going downhill and sliding through the turns. Hes good!
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