The death of the Ford Crown Victoria was one of the most important car stories of 2011, and we choose to remember the 32-year-old Panther platform with this video of the Ford's sister car, the Mercury Grand Marquis, taking to the track.

We can't believe we haven't posted this video before, taken in 2007 at Barber Motorsports Park. Despite all the body roll, it just looks like it's at home on the circuit. What a big, beautiful beast of a car.

Hat tip to: DarthV8er!