Ken Block has more guts than most of us, and his latest video proves it.
Climbkhana Two is the second spinoff from Block’s Gymkhana series, with the first Climbkhana having taken place at Pikes Peak. This time, China’s Tianmen Mountain is the destination, with its 99 turns comprising one of the most stunning and dangerous roads in the world.
“These short concrete blocks are pretty much the only thing between myself and a very, very bad time going off the side of Tianmen Mountain road,” Block points out.
“It may not look as dangerous as Evo corner at Pikes Peak, but - at least that drop had some angle to it. Most of the roads driven in Climbkhana Two had nothing but a sheer drop. Sketchy!!”
Tianmen Mountain has recently had another moment in the spotlight, when Jaguar Land Rover sent a Range Rover Sport SVR up the road in less than 10 minutes.
Block says that’s not what inspired the trip, however. It was a section of road (below) he saw in a photo years ago.
“One of my favorite views and pieces of road from Climbkhana Two.
"This is the section that made me want to film a video here when I first saw a photo of it years ago!”
Of course, Block’s Hoonitruck is the weapon of choice, a ’77 Ford F-150 with no tray at the rear, and a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 from the Ford GT racer up front.
We don’t need to add much more, given the video somewhat speaks for itself. Enjoy!