Ken Block is racing a Safari-spec Porsche 911 and a Subaru WRX STI

No more Ford…for now
by Greg Potts | Apr 26, 2021
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If, like us, you spend far too much time on the Internet, then you’ll be well aware that Ken Block recently parted ways with Ford after an 11-year exclusive partnership. He even sold off three of his most famous very-fast Fords in the process. Sad times.

Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI

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Anyway, that means Mr. Block is free to race in whatever car he wants for the 2021 season, and he’s certainly making the most of it.

Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI Rear view

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Block has announced that most of his year will be spent driving a Subaru WRX STI—the first time he’s driven a Subaru since 2009—in six of the seven remaining rounds of the 2021 American Rally Association season.

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Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI Profile

That won’t be all for 2021 though, because Block has also committed to racing a safari-spec, Tuthill-built, air-cooled Porsche 911 in the East African Safari Classic Rally. Crikey. Said rally is a near 5,000km event that spans 10 days on Kenya’s toughest gravel roads.

Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI Angled Top View

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The day after that finishes, the Gymkhana star will head straight to the Baja 1000 where he’ll race a Trophy Truck for the very first time. His teammate for that event? Sixteen-year-old off-road racer Jax Redline.

Ken Block's Subaru WRX STI Top View

Apparently, there’ll be more manufacturer partnerships coming up, but what do we make of Block’s early plans folks?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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