Ken Block anneals on a 927-horsepower pickup on 99 Turn Road

Ken Block anneals on a 927-horsepower pickup on 99 Turn Road

November 18, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The second video from the Climbkhana series has been released

Ken Block published the full video of Climbkhana, which was filmed on the famous “99 Turns Road” in China, which is also known as the “Road to Heaven.” It is located on Tianmen Mountain – its peak is at an altitude of 1519 meters.

The track is a very complicated mountain serpentine, on top of which there is a natural arch “Heaven’s Gate” with a height of 131.5 meters, to which 999 steps lead. Ken Block drifted along this rise on a 927-horsepower pickup equipped with a 3.5-liter Ford GT engine. The unit is paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox Sadev.

Ken Block’s first Climbhana appeared two years ago, in September 2017. Then the rider took a ride on his 1400-horsepower racing “Hunicorn”, created in the style of Ford Mustang, on the track on Mount Pikes Peak.

The mountain climb has always attracted automakers with the complexity of the route – it has repeatedly set various records here, but the only official one belongs to the electric prototype Volkswagen ID.R, which climbed the serpentine in 7 minutes 38.585 seconds.