The Isle of Man TT Festival is the most famous motorsport festivals in the world. Every year, over two weeks, 30 million fans tune in to see top motorcyclists test their talent on the incredible "Mountain Course". It's a great way to get to the top of the mountain road – one of Europe's Greatest Driving Roads.
For the latest in Ford's series of films that showcase hidden gems for drivers and drivers alike, journalist Steve Sutcliffe got behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang Bullitt, on the island where many roads are not restricted by speed limits. (Although there are still laws against careless and dangerous driving.)
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"Imagine German autobahns, then add hills and twists, and shrink it to a single carriageway with incredible views, and that's utterly fantastic, and dramatic, roads," said Sutcliffe. "The Mountain Road feels – and is – an utterly dramatic place to drive. It's epic, and quite unlike anywhere else"
The mountain itself is said to be the only place where you can see all four countries that make up the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And regardless of the opportunity to drive fast, it does not slow down and enjoy the incredible scenery, as well as the local hospitality.
"The food and drink is excellent, pretty much everywhere on the island," said Sutcliffe. "You may go there for the exhilaration of driving one of Europe's most notorious roads, but it's the people, the food and the scenery that will make your sadness to be the ferry home."
This is the ninth film of the Ford GT supercar across the stunning Atlantic Ocean Road, in a Fiesta, on the Virtue Campocatino, in Italy. Rated on factors including thrill factor, food and road surface, the Mountain Road is the highest score in the series to date.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Warner Bros. The Ford Mustang Bullitt is powered by an enhanced version of Ford's 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 460 PS and 529 Nm of torque.
You can watch the full Europe's Greatest Driving Roads series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSDdJ-bq9Y1_kmQLP9PPrMe5S8UcVKioQ