Isle of Man TT Course vs Ford Mustang Bullitt!
Added: 06 November 2018
The Isle of Man TT is among the most famous motorsport festivals in the world. Every year, over two weeks, top motorcyclists test their talent on the incredible “Mountain Course”. But you don’t have to be on two wheels to get the best out of the TT roads - as journalist Steve Sutcliffe found out when he took the Mustang Bullitt for a drive on the island.
Filmed as part of Ford’s series showcasing the world’s best driving roads, the iconic special edition Bullitt took on the legendary TT course - and judging from the photos and the video, it was an epic day!
The Mustang Bullitt is powered by an enhanced version of Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 460 PS and 529 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, many roads on the island are not restricted by speed limits. (Although there are still laws against careless and dangerous driving.)
“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,” said Sutcliffe.
The mountain itself is said to be unique as the only place from which 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 pay to slow down and enjoy the incredible scenery.
This is the ninth film in the series that has included everything from a Ford GT supercar across the stunning Atlantic Ocean Road, in Norway, to a Fiesta ST on the virtually empty Via Campocatino, in Italy. Rated on factors including thrill factor, food and road surface, the Mountain Road achieved the highest score in the series to date.
Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Warner Bros. film of the same name, the Bullitt really does turn heads. At Day’s Ford, we saw that first hand when our very first Bullitt customer drove his away from our Swansea FordStore. That alone was a sight to behold, so we can only imagine what the Bullitt looked like on the Mountain Course. We reckon it was pretty special!
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