Ken Block purchased a 1978 Mk II Ford Escort in 2009. It was converted from right-hand-drive to left, and was fitted with a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift. It is powered by a 275bhp 2.4-litre Millington engine. Block loaned the Escort to Vaughn Gittin Jr. to drive at the Gymkhana Grid event at Irwindale Speedway in 2010; hindered by shock absorber and gearbox issues, he was knocked out in the first round of eliminations.
The car resurfaced in 2015 following a "tarmac rally spec" makeover, with an upgraded Series II Millington Diamond 4-cylinder and a custom Kei Miura-designed Rocket Bunny body kit.
The Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special is an Open-class Rally car in DiRT 3.
It is the sole car in the Ken Block Special Pack.
- Ken Block Hoonigan
DiRT Showdown Edit
The Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special is a Hoonigan car in DiRT Showdown. It becomes available for purchase after the final Trick Rush event in Yokohama in the ESPN Legend tour has been completed.
- Gymkhana Grid 1
- Smith Optics