• Dec 22, 2006
The war between traditional buff books and those of us on the net wages on, with the newest battleground being embargoed pics and information about two concepts that will find a home on a rotating platform in Detroit.

Earlier today, Car and Driver broke the embargo on the Lincoln MKR concept and in turn, Edmunds Inside Line decided to give up the goods on Lincoln's new sports sedan exercise. The employed design elements may find their way into Lincoln's DNA, while under the hood, a twin-turbo'd, 415 HP 3.5-liter V6 will power the automaker's soon-to-be released MKS flagship.

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[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      The Seven defining Lincoln characteristics...
      "1. Clean and uncluttered body surfaces; 2. a powerful, dynamic beltline; 3. a chamfered surface running parallel to the beltline; 4. a twin-port “bow-wave” front grille inspired by the 1941 Continental Cabriolet; 5. thin, horizontal headlamps; 6. a substantial C-pillar that smoothly transitions into the roof; and 7. a pronounced roofrail."

      What? No "name must be MK something or other", how will we really know it's a Lincoln?

      Seriously, some of the cues on the list (1-4, with 2 & 3 being the same, but important) sort of make sense, but the Lincoln star is probably the only thing on the MKR that really says Lincoln.

      And the Lincoln star isn't even widely recognized. Once someone asked me what kind of Oldsmobile I was driving. The star was mistaken for the rocket. Only when I said it wasn't an Olds that they realized it was a Lincoln star.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." This car UGLEEE. Looks like the ride of one of those Area 51 aliens. On the other hand, it looks like there's a lot of taste-challenged people out there. Just tell me when you take the thing on the road - so I don't have to see it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Greenlight it PLEASEEEEE.
      • 8 Years Ago
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      • 8 Years Ago
      This Hot Rod Lincoln is simply breathtaking. Build it as is (except for a more refined and usable interior).

      It is also very important to offer a choice in engines. While the TwinForce V6 is great – a Lincoln should also be offered with a small V8 (or even better a small V10 or V12) in order to kick the butts of the Europeans and Asians.

      In your face this is an American Lincoln – damn it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If it doesn't suck now, Ford will find a way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This shouldn't be a concept that goes to the wayside...its not too often when there comes a concept now and again where you go "you know, i would buy that and i want to buy it", but then per usual it never goes into production.

      it would be on lincoln/fords best interest to actually produce this car...what reason is there not to? its said to be priced over 50...how about starting around 46M? you would sell loads.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Someone smoothed off and chromed-up the blueprints from the 1996 Lincoln Sentinel showcar...

      http://www.21stcentury.co.uk/cars/ford_lincoln_sentinel.asp




      • 8 Years Ago
      If DET actually *built* cars like this, they wouldn't be in the shape they are in now.

      Hell, I'd even buy one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks great on the outside, falls apart on the inside, just like the Jag.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cartoon car.....needs bigger tires and larger grill
      NO CLASS
      • 8 Years Ago
      There is not one word that I can say that is bad about how AWSOME this car looks. If the production version looks anything like this, Lincoln will have a huge hit on their hands, something they really need. This concept makes BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Acura and Lexuses look extremely boring. And the 415 HP Twin Turbo will make some V-8s look bad. Hopefully now the MKS gets this V-6 and then they will have another hit. GOOD JOB LINCOLN KEEP THE GOOD LOOKING (and powerful) CARS COMING!!
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