Together with Ford & BP/Castrol, veteran automotive journalist Steve Sutcliffe set out to experience the best Europe has to offer in terms of roads, behind the wheel of some very fast oval-badged coupes and hot hatchbacks.
The first video released by Ford Europe shows Sutcliffe take on the Transfagarasan in a yellow V8-powered Mustang Fastback.
Romania’s high altitude road Transfagarasan features in one of the videos from the Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads series presented by Ford and BP/ Castrol, which show both famous routes and little-known gems.
This amazing road passes over the Fagaras mountains in Transylvania, Romania at 6,699 ft (2,042 meters). This road is not for the faint hearted and is a scary drive in places. There are large sections of non barriered road with sheer drops of over a 1000 ft.
“If you are a true driving enthusiast, the Transfagarasan is genuinely a bucket list kind of place to visit,” said Steve Sutcliffe.At the end of his Transfagarasan drive, Sutcliffe gave it a 10/10 for thrills, 9/10 for road surface quality, 6/10 accessibility (though that depends on where you’re coming from), 9/10 hospitality, 10/10 scenery and 7/10 for food and drinks.
Watch the video below and enjoy the scenery.