MINI: THE Backfilp!

MINI backflip

After launching a teaser (which you can access by clicking here), MINI finally released the full video of there attempt to achieve a backflip in a MINI! They used the over modified super light MINI JCW Coutryman rally car for the stunt. It was driven by Chicherit, a world champion freestyle skier and champion rally driver. He completed the jump in Tignes, France. The suspension was modified in order for it to be able to absorb the chock of the landing. MINI claims to have achieved the first unassisted backflip in the world. By “unassisted” they mean that nothing was used to help the car rotate. Impressive!

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Ken Block Gymkhana 5: The Ultimate Playground, San Francisco.

ken block jumpDC and Ken Block present what we have all been waiting for, the one and only Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. YES this video was shot in the actual streets of San Francisco, California, YES GoPro cameras were harmed in the making of this video, YES this Ford Fiesta burns the 0-60 miles in 1.8 seconds. Well this is the world of Ken Block! Filmed over four days, this Gymkhana is the 5th of the series. Travis Pastrana an old friend of Ken’s also joined the party on his dirt bike. Personally I think it is the best Gymkhana of the series. The video combination of all these thousand of GoPros gave a very nice result.

The scenes, like on minute 3:50 were the car seems immobile and the camera is moving, are filmed thanks to the combination of several Go Pro one next to the other as illustrated in the picture. The result is that amazing footage of that flying car.

(You can check the four previous Gymkhana by Ken Block by clicking here).

Ken Block Gymkhana 3: Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France

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Ken Block in his 650 hp/ 660 Torque, 2011, Ford Fiesta prepared by Olsbergs MSE. Filmed at L’Autodrome de Linas Montlhery, France.

Ken Block Gymkhana 2: The Infomercial

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Ken Block in his 566 Whp/611 Torque, 2009, Subaru WRX STI prepared by Crawford Performance. Filmed at the Port of Los Angeles.