Watch Travis Pastrana honk his 865hp Subaru at Gymkhana 2022
It’s been well over a decade since rally driver and entrepreneur Ken Block released his first Gymkhana video starring a rally-prepared 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, and it’s despite the lack of flair that’s featured in later videos of the series is still extremely exciting.
In 2018, Block finally decided to take a break from the Gymkhana videos and instead handed the keys to fellow rally driver Travis Pastrana for the 11th installment in the series. Pastrana is now back for another part, Gymkhana 2022, which was released Tuesday and filmed in Florida.
Pastrana’s vehicle is a 1983 Subaru GL car dubbed the Family Huckster. Developed with the help of Subaru Motorsports USA, the car produces 865 hp from a heavily tuned 2.3-liter turbocharged flat-4. It also borrows aerodynamic tricks from the Subaru WRX STI Airslayer, the one-off ride Pastrana rode in his previous Gymkhana video. These include flaps that go up when extra downforce is needed and then retract to reduce grip when Pastrana needs the car to slide.
There are other vehicles too. These include a series of monster trucks, a jet ski on wheels and a 3,000hp Chevrolet El Camino owned by YouTube personality Cleetus McFarland.
Pastrana calls Gymkhana 2022 his wildest video yet, and that’s easy to believe considering it includes jumps in excess of 160 mph, escapades in a helicopter and even a race in a fighter jet. As with the previous videos, there are many hair-raising scarcity errors. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t try any of this at home.
The folks behind the Gymkhana series, Hoonigan, have set up a page where you can view all of the previous videos in the series, as well as a collection of related videos, including Block’s recent Electrikhana video featuring the one-off Audi S1 E-Tron Quattro Hoonitron.