While Office Gymkhana may never be as exciting as the real thing performed by the man himself, Ken Block, or likely scare the bejesus out of Chris Harris, the folks at XCAR have gone ahead and taken their own spin on the wildly popular YouTube sensation in epic fashion.
In the short, 26-second teaser trailer, XCAR presents Office Gymkhana. Think of it as a low-cost entry series right before you go ahead and drop an 845-horsepowered V-8 into a wide-bodied, all-wheel-drive 1965 Mustang. They’re basically the same thing. Kind of.
While the teaser is disgustingly short—almost to the point of rudeness, it shows a Mario-Kart-like race between helmet-clad employees slipping, sliding and hand-brake turning through the office, NERF guns in hand, which is almost obligatory in this instance.
These little electric karts come with a handbrake and zero traction for utmost fun and debauchery. We cannot wait to see the full take on this one.
XCAR is billing this as "The second best Gymkhana film of 2014.” That is a tall order to deliver, but from what we have seen so far, it shouldn’t be a problem for them to complete.
Do you think Office Gymkhana will be the next big thing? How long before Ken Block hands up his love of cars for the electric runarounds?