Ken Block and Hoonicorn to star on TopGear
The feedback currently on the “New” TopGear is mixed depending on who you speak to. But this week’s third episode could be the best yet.
Ken Block will appear along with his awesome 800hp Ford Mustang called Hoonicorn RTR, from Gymkhana 8.
On the show Block will team up with host Matt LeBlanc and take a tour of London’s sites.
From the small amount of footage and photos, some below, we have seen it should be an awesome segment.
The segment was filmed over the course of four days in and around London, where Block & LeBlanc toured British Icons such as Westminster Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Lloyds of London, the Ford plant in Dagenham.
Below is the full trailer for the episode.
For those of in Australia, the episode will air Monday night on Foxtel’s BBC Knowledge channel at 8:30pm. In the UK at 8 PM BST on BBC2 or Monday night on BBC America at 9 PM EST.
Full Press Release Below
KEN BLOCK AND HIS HOONICORN RTR MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE ON THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF TOP GEAR
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, JULY 10, 2016 — On Sunday night, Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block will smoke the tires of his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR straight into the homes of 300 million people via this evening’s episode of Top Gear.
Earlier this year, Block headed to London, England, with his Hoonicorn to film a segment for the all-new automotive program with friend and new Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc. The pair take a tour of London with Block performing his signature Gymkhana style of driving in never-before-used locations and with unprecedented access throughout the historic and iconic city.
“This project was a ton of fun for me!” said Block. “When Top Gear asked if I’d be interested in basically filming a Gymkhana in London with my good friend Matt LeBlanc as my co-driver and tour guide, I said YES immediately! The access that the production staff secured for this shoot was next level—I was very impressed. The shoot was a ton of fun and Matt was hilarious with his commentary, which makes this a very unique variation of my Gymkhana videos. Hopefully everyone watching enjoys the piece as much as I did whilst filming it.”
Shot over the course of four days in and around London, the segment shows Block and LeBlanc visiting iconic locations like Westminster Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Lloyds of London, the Ford plant in Dagenham and more. To see it for yourself, be sure to tune in this evening at 8 PM BST on BBC2 or tomorrow night on BBC America at 9 PM EST.