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News Ken Block Swaps Ford for Audi

Ken Block Swaps Ford for Audi

When Ken Block parted ways with Ford last January, we would not have guessed that it was for Audi

  • Famous Ken Block is famous for hooning about with cars.

  • Audi is famous for making cars that are fun to hoon around with.

  • The Block-Audi combination can only lead to tire smoke.

The brief video is clear: Ken Block will be joining Audi. Block’s past association with Ford did wonders for the racer-cum-hoonigan and certainly did not harm Ford’s reputation as a builder of fun and powerful cars. But when it comes to driving slideways, few brands tip their hats to Audi and their legendary quattro AWD technology.

It’s unclear what Block will do with Audi, therefore we can speculate. Based on the video alone, we can safely assume that Audi Sport will be heavily involved. We note that Block is picked up from the airport in an RS e-tron GT which, to us, means that he will be burning tires via electrons, and not hydro-carbons. Block was also given the opportunity to drive the EV and in short, liked it quite a bit.

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The numerous images and footage of past Audi vehicles racing in various series is the only part that leaves us wondering what he will actually do with Audi. Will he enter an e-tron in rallycross, rallying, gymkhana, or off-road racing? All of the above?

We think the association between the two brands is extremely wise. Block’s known for big ICE power and high-performance driving. He may certainly get a few older petrol-heads to join the EV bandwagon.

We also love Block’s smirk at the very end of the video. He may, after all, find himself behind the wheel of an Audi RS Q e-tron for the January 2022 running of the famous Dakar Rally.

Audi RS Q e-tron | Photo: Audi Sport

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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