GTA 5 players pay tribute to departed rally driver Ken Block in the best way possible: with sick stunts


2023 got off to a tragic start with the death of Ken Block (opens in new tab), the legendary American rally driver whose gymkhana stunt videos (opens in new tab) have accrued hundreds of millions of views in their time. In those videos, Block performed stylish and stylishly-edited routines requiring precise timing and borderline-supernatural talent. So, naturally, a bunch of Block fans in the Grand Theft Auto Online community took it upon themselves to make an in-game gymkhana video (via PCGamesN (opens in new tab)) of their own in tribute to the man himself.

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Created by the TuttoAuto (opens in new tab) group, it’s peppered with all sorts of references to Block’s original gymkhana videos. A stunt from Gymkhana 7 (opens in new tab)—in which Block drifts under a car as it hydraulically bounces its front wheels in the air—is recreated to a tee, and more Block-knowledgeable Redditors than I have already clocked other little details (opens in new tab) that tip their hats to the real-life stunt shows.