In November of 2022, Ken Block and the Hoonigan team headed to Mexico City, MX, to film the next instalment of the Electrikhana series with the Audi S1 Hoonitron. However, the project was shelved following his tragic passing on January 2, 2023.
Finally, almost a year following his death, the Hoonigan team has released Electrikhana TWO: The Mexico City Sessions. Since the last time Ken took the Audi S1 Hoonitron out for a spin around Las Vegas, the Audi Sport team has modified the drivetrain to better suit Ken’s driving style.
One of the biggest improvements comes from the ‘simulated gears’ feature: giving the car a sort of digital gearbox by programming multiple levels of wheel speed on the electric motors, controlled with a paddle shifter, allowing for much more controlled slides and precise donuts.
Additionally, Block wanted to explore all-new driving features made possible with an EV drivetrain: such as opposite-driven wheels for a standing AWD burnout, instant switching from all-wheel to rear-wheel drive, “differential” tuning to influence chassis balance, as well as the ability to shift into reverse at ANY speed. Each of these features are put to the test in the new film.