Romania’s high elevation road Transfagarasan appears in one of the videos from the Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads series provided by Ford and BP/ Castrol, which reveal both popular routes and obscure gems.
In six videos, motoring journalist and retired racing motorist Steve Sutcliffe supports the wheel to explore each roadway while offering historic and cultural insights for every single place in Romania, UK, Spain, France, Germany, and Mallorca. For each video, the distinguished reporter drove the Ford that finest complemented each route, consisting of the brand-new Focus RS, Mustang 5.0 V8 GT, Mustang 2.3 EcoBost, Focus ST, Focus ST diesel, and Fiesta ST. On Transfagarasan, Sutcliffe can be found with the Mustang 5.0 V8 GT.
The routes were ranked by excitement factor, road surface, availability, hospitality, scenery, and food and drink, and the researchers evaluated 15,000 km in 12 months to recognize the most breath-taking drives.
Transfagarasan was developed on Nicolae Ceausescu’s order, between 1970 and 1974. It has a total of 90 kilometers and is one of the most stunning roads on the planet, but also among the most hazardous.
The road ended up being famous worldwide after the popular British car program Top Gear recorded an episode on it in 2009. From that time, the road has been utilized as a setup for worldwide TV shows and TV commercials.
The other five Greatest Driving Roads include the Blakey Ridge in the UK, the C462 in Spain, D526 & D926 in France, the Black Forest Highway, B500 in Germany and MA10 “Mountain Road” located in Mallorca, Spain.