• Jul 6, 2009
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If there had been awards handed out to the preeminent forces in online automotive video over the past few years, surely Top Gear and rallyist Ken Block would have been shortlisted for the honor. Naturally, you'd expect that pairing the two Internet institutions would result in an amazing bit of film... and you'd be entirely correct.

What follows in the video posted after the jump is 6 minutes and 45 seconds of gobsmacking automotive artistry and top-flight production, with Block's 380-horsepower Subaru WRX STI drilling in and around an airport in California with a bug-eyed James May cinched into the passenger seat. Did we mention the appearance of Ricky Carmichael, perhaps the winningest motocross racer of all time? Click through the jump to witness the gorgeously controlled display of mechanical mayhem. Hat tip to absolutely everybody!

[Source: Top Gear via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Got to love May's face as they go over the jump.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed! Great use of the slow-mo right there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gotta love that (off)center mounted exhaust on the Subie.

      The camera work and editing was brilliant!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      So....what would it take so I could ride shotgun?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I qualify then... strap me in and call me Yuri.... I'll be spinning around with Nick Fury...
        • 5 Years Ago
        A British accent, long hair, a dislike for any nation that was an Axis power, and a unfaltering loyalty to the Queen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Game-station? Facetube? I imagine (hope) he was trying to be funny! lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      wonder why he only had 380 horsepower in that car, his usual ride prepared by Crawford Performance has 566 WHP/ 611 Torque.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The number of times I gasped out loud from amazement during this shows just how increeeeedibley well it was. Ken Block's skill coupled with Top Gear's camera work... hoo boy!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because Detroit and their fans can't take criticism. Sarcastic or otherwise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Somebody...ANYBODY!!!

        please explain to me why this show cannot be done in America!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Why cant this show in paticular be shown in America is a better question...freaking great!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This video of Block kicks the crap out of the Top Gear bit,

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7R_buZPSo
        • 5 Years Ago
        Personally I think it's better than Gymkhana 2. I thought the sliding over lightbulbs and the paintball bit in that one were silly and unneccesary. Watching the amazing driving is cool enough without the need for props. This one is all just awesome driving.

        I find going over a motocross jump in a car is way cooler finisher than sliding under a trailer rigged to explode. Again, no need for props and pyrotecnics; just the car, the scenery, and the driving.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This was some amazing stuff
      If they had never said anything about budget cuts I would never have suspected a thing so far this season
      • 5 Years Ago
      That just looked a ton of fun, with the small planes moving around while he is flying by sideways at 100 mph, then the barrier sqaure that he is just doing a donuts none stop, to the race with the motorcycle. I bet Captian slow was holding on for dear life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's nice to see Ken Block bringing some real interest into DRIVING....(jab at Nascar) probably different sort of fans I guess but I think Ken's a better driver, and he does more for his brand and sponsors than any of those other guys. It's nice to see him get some coverage on a TV screen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Big shout out to car builders Vermont SportsCar--check the Vermont plates.
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