The fourth installment of Ken Block's Gymkhana series was aptly subtitled "The Hollywood Megamercial." We know Ken needs to sell some DC Shoes apparel to pay for these lavish drifting productions, but the sales pitch stole the spotlight from the action in Gymkhana 4. Ever wonder what the video would have been like without the special effects and clothing commercials?

It took them the better part of a year, but DC Shoes has finally released a bonus edit that removes the "Hollywood" parts of the video, leaving just the gymkhana parts that we all clicked Play to watch in the first place.

Cutting out the special effects and infomercial aspects shortens the video from a weighty 9:16 to a lithe and focused 5:11. The difference between the two vids is most apparent by comparing when the Ford Racing rally Focus leaves the starting line. Original video: 1:25. New edit: 0:09. Over a minute was saved just by cutting the clip of Ken Block on fire and nixing the opening credits for his wardrobe. Another two minutes was saved at the end by leaving the Bollywood dance on the cutting room floor.

Scroll down to watch the new bonus edit that lets the viewer better appreciate the skill required to perform such stunts, as well as the original version. You can also click here to watch a YouTube Doubler of the videos playing side-by-side.




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      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I absolutely love how that thing sounds. I also really like the Gymkhana series a lot. Like Ken Block or not, you've got to admit these videos are quite entertaining.
      Soul Shinobi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gymkhana 4: Watchable Edition.
      ayeco
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now someone fix the sound. Don't get me wrong, this sounds pretty awesome. But I'd like to hear the real sounds; less echoes and those deep bass roaring wind noises.
      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey guys, look over here at this V8...... Sure it doesn't do 0-60 2.0 seconds like the Fiesta Rally car, but guys it's american! American Pride means that only Foreign car makers get to sell a sweet hopped up AWD turbocharged small car. So why isn't Ford showing off Mustangs if their so relevant and hot? Why aren't we watching a Mustang drift video with off-road bits? After all that's the car you all want right? This car is faster and better than a Mustang, regardless of wet/dry/gravel/tarmac/snow. And when it's not boosting to 600 horsepower, it's just a small 2.0 liter I4 ready to get awesome highway mileage even with the AWD. I'll keep buying Evo's and STI's while Americans dream and keep their head in the clouds watching cars they can't have. Keep rooting for Ford though, I'm sure once they kill the Evo and STI that they will sell you something equivilant.... right? Maybe if you like these cars you should start rooting for the automakers that SELL them. Ford isn't one of them.
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        It's like you have tourettes, but instead of spouting obscene words, it's AWD car fanboy nonsense.
        Gary
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        And out of nowhere......BAM, your comment. How does that remotely relate to this post? Besides that it features a car that you mentioned in your comment.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Gary
          He always finds a way to talk about his EVO. It could be a article about a Unimog, or a Boeing 787 and he'll find a way to bring in his Evo.
        David Donovan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Also lol at you thinking this car gets good gas mileage. But you just had to get your daily Evo post up didn't you? The Evo is so good that they took it out of rally racing and are discontinuing it! WHAT AN AMAZING CAR IT IS!!
        Aaron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        Hmm, now where have I seen videos of Mustangs drifting....hmmmm. Oh that's right! Formula Drift! Ford makes certain kinds of cars for their business model,Subaru makes certain cars for their business model,etc. thats the way it is . don't get all butt hurt.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
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        David Donovan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        The difference between this car and the Mustang is is that the motor in this car alone probably costs more then a Mustang does all together. But since when has the Mustang been a good rally car?
          Drakkon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @David Donovan
          Actually Mike Hurst used to bring a terrifying 410 ci Mustang to 100 Acre Wood. It was never pointed straight, but it was fast!
        dimcorner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AcidTonic
        What rainbow crawled up your leg and bit you on the inside of your anus?
      Friday Driver
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing must have Skyactive Technology for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
      Peter_G
      • 2 Years Ago
      Multiple times you could see cameras appear and disappear on the body showing this wasn't one continuous shot. Badass to be sure; Pikes peak its not (from a camera perspective).
      FRD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this one was better than the first one.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Erik Berge
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that was awsome. Those cars are freaking insane!
      Drizzy
      • 2 Years Ago
      if only the Focus ST had AWD...
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