There’s a new hoon behind the wheel at Ford. Ken Block is off to do Audi stuff, leaving Vaughn Gittin Jr. to slide Ford stuff around. This time, it’s the Mustang Mach-E 1400, and the location is the Faroe Islands. Here, check it out, I’ll wait.
Definitely different, right? In case you were wondering, I was, the Faroe Islands are a self-governing archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Denmark. I’ll let you google archipelago real quick. OK, back to the video. This is a kindler, gentler look at hooning.
In contrast to every Block video, this short film starts not with tire smoke, but a leisurely drive through town.
The tone is set from the beginning, while there will be hoonage, they also aren’t there to tear shit up. Oh, and the Mach-E 1400 may just be a sentient being now, capable of communication and self-driving.
So, there’s that. They seem fun though.
Gittin comes across as very likeable and a bit goofy, a nice contract to the typically stoic Block. He’s even got a cool sweater, gifted to him by a pretty young local.
The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. The crew got some fantastic drone shots, to say the least.
In the end, there is hooning, and it’s fun. The Mach-E makes some properly cool noises, which combined with the tire noises gives things a good frenetic vibe.
Then it’s time to plug the new EV superslider in to some wind powered electricity.