The Ford Mustang Bullitt is the latest Ford to take on Europe’s greatest driving roads, hitting the Isle of Man TT Course.
So far there have been nine ‘Greatest Driving Road’ videos in the series – from Norway to Italy – with the last UK outing a blat round Yorkshire in a Focus RS.
But this time Ford has taken the Mustang Bullitt to the Isle of Man to run it round the TT Mountain Course, not really to try and beat the lap record for a car (that’s really Subaru territory) but to enjoy the scenery as well, although a lack of speed limits on parts of the course makes it far more interesting.
That impressive mountain scenery includes what is said to be the only place you can see all four countries of the UK at one time – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – but, as driver Steve Sutcliffe noted, it’s really the people, the food and the scenery you actually miss when you hit the ferry back to the mainland. He went on to say:
Imagine German autobahns, then add hills and twists, and shrink it to a single carriageway with incredible views, and what you have are these utterly fantastic, and dramatic, roads. The Mountain Road feels – and is – an utterly dramatic place to drive. It’s epic, and quite unlike anywhere else.
Unsurprisingly, after Steve’s comments and experience, the road trip round the Isle of Man comes out on top of all the destinations Ford has visited so far.