With the sad passing of Ken Block earlier this year, the thought of another gymkhana video from the genius appearing seemed impossible. Happily, he had one more in hiding. This is Electrikhana 2.
Filmed in November 2022, shortly before his passing, Block had turned Mexico City into a playground for this latest video. In case you wonder where the name comes from, you can put it down to the Audi S1 ‘Hoonitron’ - a dual-motor, 671bhp electric car built for the first Electrikhana video.
We don’t want to spoil too much, but there’s some expectedly special viewing in this final film. Adding to the emotion, things kick off with some behind-the-scenes viewing before flying (almost literally) straight into the action and a unique tour of Mexico City. It’s something we couldn’t even dream of doing in Forza Horizon 5. We’d suggest having a set of tissues on hand for an almost tear-drawing end credits montage, too.
It’s almost hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the very first Gymkhana video was released, but it was 2008 when Block burst onto the scene - causing havoc on an empty airfield. The series only grew from there, each getting more extreme - with twelve ‘main’ gymkhana videos and a few spin-offs along the way.
If you’re anything like us, you may most fondly remember Block’s first appearance on Top Gear as his true arrival to a global audience, scaring the daylight out of James May as he drove the way he did best.
His daughter, Lia, has been continuing his legacy. Earlier this year, she took on the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in her dad’s 1,400bhp Hoonipigasus.