Ford Unleashes Mustang Bullitt on Isle of Man Mountain Road
The Isle of Man TT Festival is beloved for its Mountain Course, which draws 30 million viewers around the world every year by putting motorcyclists against one another — and against the road itself — in a race to the finish. But Ford had a different idea for the Mountain Road: Putting down four wheels as part of its Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads series.
In this case, these weren’t just any four wheels. They were the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tire-wrapped wheels of the limited-edition 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt. The result, as you’ll see below, was nothing short of exhilarating.
“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 journalist Steve Sutcliffe, who drove the Mustang Bullitt. “The Mountain Road feels — and is — an utterly dramatic place to drive. It’s epic, and quite unlike anywhere else.”
This video marks the ninth of its kind in Ford’s YouTube series covering Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads. Previous entries see a Ford GT tearing it up on the Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway, a Ford Focus RS tackling Blakey Ridge in North Yorkshire, and a Fiesta ST shredding the C462 through Catalonia. If you’re an adrenaline junkie and a travel aficionado, it’s a must-watch.
The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt celebrates 50 years of the legendary Steve McQueen film, offering an amped up 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 480 horsepower. Ford introduced the Mustang Bullitt to Europe earlier this year by setting one loose in the Swiss Alps for a special video.
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