• Pastrana’s latest Gymkhana is the “wildest film I have done on four wheels”
  • This year, Gymkhana 12 is set in South Florida, and highlights the local scenery
  • His newest rally weapon, the ’83 Subaru “Family Huckster,” makes upwards of 865 hp

Gearheads have been enjoying Hoonigan’s Gymkhana series of stunt films nearly 15 years, ever since Ken Block burst out of an airplane hangar in 2008 at the wheel of an ’06 WRX. These days, the series plunks Travis Pastrana behind the wheel, sending the hotshoe out in some of this Earth’s most bonkers machinery over and around (and sometimes under) closed courses across the world. This year, they take the show to Florida, where Pastrana puts on a show with his 1983 Subaru GL station wagon.

Wait, what?

That’s right. Starting with a squared-off Subaru long-roof, a car which originally made 73 horsepower when it rolled off the assembly line in Japan, the Hoonigan team threw away much of the original car and installed a flat-four powertrain good for 865 horsepower — and a whole lot of tire smoke. Dubbed the “Family Huckster” (thanks, Clark), it has carbon-fibre body panels, tubular spaceframe, and a suspension which easily soaks up jumps. Some really big jumps.

,’autonav’:true}&autoplay=0&playsinline=1&enablejsapi=1″]

The trifecta of racing a fighter jet; performing a tandem slide with a helicopter; and doing donuts around Ryan Anderson’s monster truck might sound like challenges from the nest instalment of Forza Horizon but are actually all part of Gymkhana 12. Set against a backdrop of south Florida stretching from Fort Lauderdale to the Keys, Pastrana puts on a smokeshow of epic proportions.

We’ll let you check out the stunts in the video above but will tell you the BASE jump shenanigans at the start of Gymkhana 12 were absolutely real. Back in January, which gives you a timeline of how long it takes to create a video of this calibre, Pastrana posted to his Instagram from a hospital bed, reporting of a BASE jump accident which fractured some bones and broke his L5 vertebrae. The man did go on to make a recovery, thankfully, though he did miss some driving engagements planned for early in the year. And it explains why the ’22 iteration of Gymkhana is being released in December.

The entire franchise is important to Hoonigan, with numerous instalments garnering well over 50 million views on YouTube. With stunts like the ones in this year’s episode, plus the buzz of Pastrana’s BASE jump, you can bet Gymkhana 12 will be a chart-topping film as well.

Matthew Guy

Whether wheeling an off-road rig over rough terrain, hauling trailers with a pickup truck, or tucking into a sportscar, Matthew is never far from something with four wheels and an engine. He’s a member of AJAC and lives in rural Nova Scotia. Find him on Facebook and Instagram @DudeDrivesCars

See More Articles From This Author

TECH NEWS RELATED

HP reveals its vision of the future of hybrid working

Tech for the new era of work from HP

View more: HP reveals its vision of the future of hybrid working

Japan loosens safety regulations to speed up HPC installation

The Japanese government is planning to relax the safety regulations for fast charging stations with more than 200 kW power in order to make their installation less cost-intensive. In the process, HPCs are to be put on an equal footing with DC charging stations with 50 to 200 kW. ...

View more: Japan loosens safety regulations to speed up HPC installation

SPIE builds new HPC network e-Vadea in France

In France, e-Vadea has become a new operator of HPC parks. The company has now put eight charging parks into operation at motorway service stations in France following a tender won by the motorway operator Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) in spring 2022. The new HPC network is backed by SPIE ...

View more: SPIE builds new HPC network e-Vadea in France

HP ENVY Inspire 7200e/7220e Review: Pros & Cons, Features, Ratings, Pricing and more

A home office AOI that prints a decent photo

View more: HP ENVY Inspire 7200e/7220e Review: Pros & Cons, Features, Ratings, Pricing and more

How to fix Touchpad delay on Windows 11/10

If for some reason your laptop touchpad responds slowly or you are experiencing delay, this post will show you how to fix touchpad delay on Windows 11/10. Among the users who experienced this issue on their laptops, some reported that the touchpad delay occurred after installing the latest Windows Update. ...

View more: How to fix Touchpad delay on Windows 11/10

Fix Scanning or Feature is Unavailable errors in HP Smart app

This post offers practical solutions affected users can apply to fix the Scanning is Unavailable or Feature is Unavailable errors that may occur when using the HP Smart app on a Windows 11/10 computer. Generally speaking, you’re likely to encounter this issue if the HP Smart app may not be ...

View more: Fix Scanning or Feature is Unavailable errors in HP Smart app

Touchpad gestures are not working on Windows 11/10

If you are a laptop user, you may know about touchpad gestures. In addition to moving a mouse cursor and clicking on the links, the laptop touchpad also has a multi-finger operation feature. This multi-finger operation is called the touchpad gesture. Touchpad gestures allow you to zoom in and zoom ...

View more: Touchpad gestures are not working on Windows 11/10

Driving technology towards net zero, GIGABYTE HPC solutions rally 'Power of Computing' at CES

GIGABYTE, a leading brand of computer innovations and key player in the tech industry, resumes its strong presence at the upcoming CES (#9119 LVCC North Hall). From January 5th to 8th, GIGABYTE will exhibit its HPC products and total solutions, demonstrating the full breadth of the ‘Power of Computing’ and ...

View more: Driving technology towards net zero, GIGABYTE HPC solutions rally 'Power of Computing' at CES

10 Best Chromebooks For Gaming: Acer, Lenovo, Asus, HP, and More

Shell Recharge HPC network now fully operational in Malaysia – 6 DC chargers along North-South highway

4000hp+ V8 Twin Turbo Gen 1 Camaro “Golden Gorilla”

Czinger 21C: full details on the 1,233bhp hybrid hypercar

Bitcoin Hashrate Slides as Texas Miners Curtail Hashpower to Bolster the Grid

Crisis Core: How to break the HP, MP, and AP limits

Maserati MC20 gets the Mansory treatment and a 720-hp V6

News Roundup: A 1,004-hp COPO Camaro, Canada's new ZEV mandate, and more

Grinch Steals Christmas With 1,000-HP Shelby GT500

Bertone announces 1,100-hp GB110 hypercar that runs on plastic waste

New Bertone GB110 hypercar revealed with 1100bhp

Exclusive interview: Former Tesla exec launches 800 hp electric boat; says it’s an extension of Tesla’s mission

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News