Ken Block | Gymkhana 7 Drifting a 1965 Mustang in LA

Gymkhana 7Ken Block is back with quite a surprising car this time, an all wheel drive, 6.7 liter Rouch Yates V8 Mustang from 1965 producing 845 hp and 720 lb.-ft of torque! The car just looks mad! Probably the most bonkers Mustang ever built and he is drifting the shit out of it on the streets of LA playing around with cops and other low riders. The project has been achieved with the collaboration of Vaughn Gittin Jr and his RTR team. “This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet,” said Ken Block on an interview with Top Gear a couple of weeks ago. The drifting isn’t as impressive as in the previous videos with the all mighty Fiesta to be honest. We are used to much crazier stunts and jumps from Mr.Block! But enough talking for now! Enjoy the show!!

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Mazda Commercial: “Mazda 2 vs Wall of Death”

Mazda 2 wall of death teamIntroducing the Mazda2, sport edition. The small compact hatchback by Mazda. It features a 1.5 liters engine delivering 100hp and 98 ft-lbs of torque, just enough for a small trip around the city. But today, it is taking a small trip around the Wall of Death, a wood-paneled motordrome. The stunt was achieved thanks to the small size and light weight of the Mazda2, the centrifugal force and the expertise of “Dynomite” Dave Seymour of Demon Drome. Dave is a professional rider who has been practicing a century old extreme sport, riding the Wall of Death.

Mazda 2This ad actually shows how light and compact the Mazda is. The motordrome is originally designed for motorcycles to ride on it, not cars. But the Mazda was able to fit in the arena and perform the stunt. Dave took the car for approximately 8 laps on the wall, driving at 50 km/h while experiencing a 2.5g g-force. I really liked the ad, it was a good idea to combine the Mazda2 and “Dynomite” even though they come from totally different worlds. Mazda really tried a very challenging stunt/ad and succeeded. Hope the ad campaign is that successful as well. You can check the Making of “the Mazda 2 vs Wall of Death”.

Mercedes-Benz Commercial: “Voice Over”

Introducing the new 2012 SL which I like as a car but I reproach it to be too similar to the new SLK, Regarding the ad I found it a bit boring and I don’t think that the celebrity endorser has a place in this ad.

Mercedes-Benz Commercial: “Super Service”

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SLS FedererThe introduction of the new SLS 2012 AMG by Roger Federer. That ad sounds a little far-fetched but do like it. The SLS AMG features a 6.2L V8 engine delivering 563hp/ 479lb-ft of torque. I find the roadster edition of the SLS really nice. Mercedes did there best to add the soft top without affecting the performance of the car by adding weight. The result was an add of just 88 pounds to the car’s total weight thanks to the use of very light but strong aluminium in the composition of the convertible mechanism.