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Gymkhana FOUR coming next week (w/ New Video)

You may not be a fan of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos, but there’s no doubting their popularity, with Gymkhana 3 having now clocked up more than 36 million views on YouTube and becoming the most watched automotive video of all time. Well Gymkhana FOUR completed filming last week and will be hitting the interweb next Tuesday 16th August.

Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle plays the starring role in Gymkhana FOUR

Over the weekend Ken Block unveiled his new racecar in its final livery – the Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (“H.F.H.V.”). Block described it as an “All new car, new livery, new awesome!”

In his announcement he also confirmed that his newest Ford Fiesta race car, also known by the nickname “the hybrid”, is designed as one car to do three tasks – gymkhana, stage rally and rally cross.

Ken Block visits Wales to shoot Gymkhana FOUR (with exclusive images and video)

Earlier today we brought you news about Ken Block’s latest plans for Gymkhana FOUR – most notably that he’ll be driving a ‘hybrid’ powered Ford. Ken is currently in the midst of testing for the shoot, therefore information on the exact configuration of this hybrid powerplant is still a closely guarded secret, so the next best thing would be some pictures, right? And how about some video as well?

Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Videos

We’ve got two videos to join this week’s feature comparing the SL63 AMG, 911 Targa 4S and Aston V8 Vantage Roadster. Part 1 features Chris Harris driving all three cars and and sharing his initial impressions.

In Part 2 Chris is joined by Richard Meaden and Jethro Bovingdon as they decide which is their favourite fresh-air sports car.

Open Warfare – Aston V8 Vantage Roadster vs Porsche 911 Targa 4S vs Mercedes SL63 AMG – New Feature

The best way to ruin a performance coupe? In the past the answer has always been to simply chop off its roof. Undeterred Aston, Mercedes and Porsche claim open air thrills and dynamic resolve aren’t mutually exclusive.

We take three fresh-air models from each of them and drive them through Wales. In December. Foolhardy you might think, but if they fail to appeal in this most scenic British principality, then what hope is there in the gridlocked cities where most of them will naturally reside.

DR TV – V8 Saloons: M3 vs C63 vs IS/F

Take three of the most dynamic and powerful V8 saloons, add water, sprinkle a liberal helping of DR editors and shake in a sideways…