British Ford enthusiasts and others making their way to Goodwood will have a lot to look forward to at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year. The annual event is themed "Flat Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge" and will see the UK debut of the Ford Focus RS with famed stunt driver Ken Block behind the wheel. It's sure to be a show of both what the Ford Focus RS can do, and what Ken Block can do.
Ken Block has made a name for himself with his stunt driving "Gymkhana" YouTube video, which have garnered over 300 million views. He is currently sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks. In addition to driving the Ford Focus RS, he will also be bringing his own "Hoonicorn," a 1965 Ford Mustang that has been customized with four-wheel drive, a 845 bhp V8 engine, bespoke suspension, and bodywork inspired by racing cars and toys that Block had as a kid.
The Ford Focus RS has a 2.3-litre turbocharged engine under the hood that produces "in excess of" 316 bhp. Full specs aren't known right now, but we do know that it also is a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Ken Block will drive both vehicles up the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hill Climb during the Festival of Speed which runs from June 25th-28th.