Watch the ’17 Ford Raptor Take the Spotlight in Gymkhana 9

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A short six months after Ken Block graced us with the eight chapter of his tire-shredding, obstacle-slaying, engine-brahhhhping, and jaw-dropping Gymkhana video series, the new ninth episode has hit YouTube. But this time, his modified Ford Focus RS RX isn’t the only Ford superstar…

Block’s new video is incredible and amazingly-complicated, but like most humans, after watching eight previous similar editions, I wasn’t wowed by any of his skilled stunts. At least until I saw a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor hanging from a freaking helicopter!

Although there’s been similar stunts in previous versions where Block paints rubber circles around moving objects, this one seemed particularly difficult, as the Raptor is dangling in front of him with zero-to-little control. A wind gust could easily push the truck into Block and cause trouble.

While I love watching the Gymkhana videos, this ninth edition only made me think about what the future holds for the franchise. I mean, you can only do so many drift stunts until you run out of ideas. Call me crazy, but I think those ideas are starting to run out.

Will we see a Gymkhana 10?

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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