• Dec 6, 2010
Lincoln MKT hearse spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Halloween may have been two months ago, but our quick-shooting spy photographers have just captured the first images of Lincoln's upcoming MKT hearse. (Yes, hearse.) With the impending death of the Town Car not too far ahead, Ford Motor Company has already stated that the Flex-based MKT crossover will be uplifted to serve a variety of special livery duties. This means that in addition to this rather fetching hearse, we can probably expect to see stretched limousine versions of the MKT in the not-too-distant future.

It isn't immediately clear if this MKT hearse is fully a factory effort or if Ford is conducting testing with an aftermarket livery company, but this prototype has been spotted in Ford's usual stomping grounds, and it boasts a Michigan Manufacturer license plate. The tester seen here appears to be powered by the automaker's 3.7-liter V6, an engine that's currently available in the base MKT, and that seems just fine by us. After all, there really isn't any need for the more powerful EcoBoost V6 in a vehicle that's designed for slow, sorrow-filled processions. The prototype's stretched wheelbase and taller roof should provide ample room for even the largest of – ahem – passengers, and based on our experiences with the standard-issue MKT, things shouldn't be too spartan for the driver, either.

Have a look at the full set of MKT Hearse spy shots in our high-resolution gallery below, and look for this larger-than-life (or death) Lincoln to start arriving at funeral homes near you.



[Source: Chris Doane/Brenda Priddy & Company]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's a question for someone with a significantly greater (read: any) level of chemistry knowledge than I:

      E85 mixes ethanol with gasoline. For this application, ethanol is typically derived from the fermentation of cellulose. Would it be possible to render a corpse in such a way as to produce ethanol from either the fermentation of the corpse's tissues, or through the fermentation of a by-product produced by the rendering process?

      Why, you ask? Well, I wouldn't really want to get hauled around in a Lincoln MKT hearse. But I wouldn't mind being turned into ethanol, getting dumped into the tank of a car with a big, shouty V8, and then being vigorously burned over a few laps of Road Atlanta or Laguna Seca.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "this rather fetching hearse"

      WTF?!?!?!?

      try spell check its spelled WRetching, as in puking, chumming, ralphing, barfing, projectile vomitting
      • 4 Years Ago
      The regular MKT already looks like a hearse so this isn't a huge surprise. Good thing I'm getting cremated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty horribly distorted sheetmetal (door and rear stamping)... hope it's mule and not even prototype, otherwise, it's going to look pretty p-poor.

      Why don't they just use the Navigator L?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. That attempt makes a strong argument for keeping the Town Car on life support. If that's the best they can do, I'm sure Cadillac will be happy with the impending sales bump.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the wife is having the last laugh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the Flex might make a better looking hearse
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should put a Flex inside of this crate and bury them both... call it the duck-turken.
      • 4 Years Ago
      if you die, no one would give a damn yet alone give you privileges.

      Some of these posts are funny, one parrot says a phrase then you see bunch of other parrots repeating same thing word for word. Like the morons who keep saying oh it already looked like a hearse and such.


        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, like when people say the British have no sense of humour. :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Time to call my lawyer and change my will.

      "I am not to be sent to any funeral parlor using a Lincoln MKT as a hearse. If no such parlor exists, put my body into a Hefty bag and put me out on the curb on garbage night."
      • 4 Years Ago
      even when im dead, please dont put me in this fugly car. thanks. RIP
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Holy Last Ride Batman..............what a way to go"

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