Amateur driver pays tribute to Gymkhana with first-gen Subaru Impreza

Well, color us pretty darn impressed. Ken Block isn’t the only guy capable of flogging rally machines for the sake of awesome, expertly executed stunts. We have an emulator on our hands.

Tyler Witte took inspiration from the famed Gymkhana series and decided to set up an amateur version of the namesake. We use the term “amateur” loosely because Witte has some serious skills. With a classic, GC8 Impreza as his toolcoincidentally the same vehicle Block first raced in a sanctioned eventWitte takes to his course with bravado and shows off jumps, drifts, close calls, and more.

With every slide, Witte comes close to tapping a wall or man-made structure, every jump ends with a clean landing, and there are even a few instances where heavy machinery is involved (because why not?).

Witte made sure the Impreza was modified to handle the exercise and insured all four tires could produce cyclones when asked.

Block has stated the first Gymkhana video absolutely helped his racing career as a professional driver. In fact, the first video was filmed as nothing more than practice, a fun video shoot for Block. Instead, it rocked through the internet and here we are today.

Witte may be on to something if he can keep up the stunts and action seen in the video here. Maybe Block should watch out, or maybe the two should collaborate. Prodigy and apprentice. We’d watch it.

Check Also

Next Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 teased in Detroit, coming this year

Ford made Mustang news here in Detroit with a third go at the Bullitt Mustang (a fourth if you count the original movie car as the first), but the Blue Oval teased an even meaner pony car on Monday evening of the 2018 Detroit auto show's press days. Ford didn't trot out a car, or show a teaser shot of a silhouette. Instead, a video showing the original...

Apollo Intensa Emozione development takes to Hong Kong roads

An automaker has to push any new vehicle through vigorous testing before it's able to sell that vehicle to the public. Be it a compact econobox or a million-dollar supercar, the testing must be done and validated. Case in point is Apollo, which is currently testing its new Intensa Emozione on the streets of Hong Kong. Normally, any test footage released to...