Ken Block purchased a 1978 Mk II Ford Escort in 2009. It was converted from right-hand-drive to left, and was fitted with a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift. It is powered by a 275bhp 2.4-litre Millington engine[1]. Block loaned the Escort to Vaughn Gittin Jr. to drive at the Gymkhana Grid event at Irwindale Speedway in 2010; hindered by shock absorber and gearbox issues, he was knocked out in the first round of eliminations[2].

The car resurfaced in 2015 following a "tarmac rally spec" makeover, with an upgraded Series II Millington Diamond 4-cylinder and a custom Kei Miura-designed Rocket Bunny body kit[3].

Dirt 3Edit

Icon FordEscort Mk II Ken Block Special
DiRT 3 Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special
GameDiRT 3
DisciplineOpen Rally
Power270 bhp
Weight950 kg

The Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special is an Open-class Rally car in DiRT 3.

It is the sole car in the Ken Block Special Pack.

Liveries Edit

  • Ken Block Hoonigan

DiRT Showdown Edit

Icon FordEscort Mk II Ken Block Special
Escort showdown
GameDiRT Showdown

The Ford Escort Mk II Ken Block Special is a Hoonigan car in DiRT Showdown. It becomes available for purchase after the final Trick Rush event in Yokohama in the ESPN Legend tour has been completed.

Liveries Edit

  • Gymkhana Grid 1
  • Smith Optics
  • Azzurri
  • Vestal
  • OMP


  • Ken Block's Escort is incorrectly depicted as right-hand drive in game while the car is left-hand drive in real life.

References Edit

  1. Car Spotlight> > An Old Escort From The Future - Speedhunters
  2. News> > My Machine For Grid: '78 Mk2 Ford Escort - Speedhunters
  3. Ken Block's Hoonigan Ford Escort Mk2 RS - Speedhunters