The new aptly-named Gymkhana Escort began life out as a 1978 Ford Escort RS Mk. II, and was purchased by Ken in 2008 with the intent of competing in tarmac rally events, but since there are very few events in the U.S. in this category, he and his team built on the on-road capabilities of the Escort to create what he calls “the ultimate rear-wheel drive Gymkhana car.”
Under the hood, the unhinged Escort packs a race-spec 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated Millington four-cylinder that spits out 333 hp when spun up to its 9,000 rpm redline. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox.
To keep the appearance of the Escort in keeping with his traditional Hoonigan style, Ken turned to the maniacs at Rocket Bunny to design an aggressive body kit, with their trademark fender flares. White deep-dish fifteen52 wheels round out the design.
To celebrate the reveal of this fever-dream-on-wheels, Ken hops behind the wheel and does what he does best; an extended burnout that sends smoke and burned rubber billowing across the parking lot.
Take a look at the new Gymkhana Escort slay tires in the video below.