COLOGNE, Germany/SAN FRANCISCO, Cali. - Gymkhana FIVE, the latest viral video offering from world rally star Ken Block, made a stunning global debut this week.
Within three days of going live on DC ShoesYouTube channel, the 10 minute long clip received almost nine million hits.
Filmed on the streets of San Francisco, California, and featuring Block’s 650HP Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V, Gymkhana FIVE builds on the previous successes of the Gymkhana viral video series and its 140+ million views.
“My idea for Gymkhana FIVE was simple,” said Block. “I wanted to build on the ultimate playground concept from Gymkhana THREE, and bring the franchise back to that raw and fast feel that the earlier videos had. I’ve always wanted to film a Gymkhana video in a city and there are few places as unique and iconic with such amazing topography as San Francisco. While movies like Bullit and various chase scenes have tried to use San Francisco to the fullest, I’m pretty confident that I’ve proven there was a lot left to be done on those amazing streets!”
Without question, the streets of San Francisco make Gymkhana FIVE the most unique project to date in the franchise’s history. And for good measure, a few world records and a surprise guest have been thrown in too.