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Would a Mustang-based Lincoln look like this?

Posted Jan 7th 2013 11:31AM

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Lincoln Continental Mark X1 Concept

Lincoln Continental Mark X1 ConceptDesigner Josiah LaCalla has taken a stab at what a Ford Mustang-based Lincoln model might look like with the Continental Mark X1 concept. Make no mistake, Ford's luxury arm has made it abundantly clear that it won't be pursuing any new products outside of volume models, which means a flashy halo grand tourer like the one you see here isn't in the cards. LaColla used the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as a basis for his creation, which explains the long nose, but we certainly don't mind the idea of a rear-wheel drive Lincoln with a cabin pushed to the aft.

While we're dreaming, there's certainly nothing stopping us from imagining what's under that lengthy hood. We like the idea of the 5.8-litre supercharged V8 from the Shelby GT500 pushing the Mark X1 down the road, but how about something a little more inventive? Something like a high-revving, buttery V12 with enough torque to push the contraption well past 300 km/h. Dream a little dream, people.

Hit the jump for a closer look at this killer concept.


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Ford's luxury arm has made it abundantly clear that it won't be pursuing any new products..... that actually cause people to think of Lincoln in a positive light. A Mustang based Lincoln couple is EXACTLY what Lincoln needs. That concept is a COOL car. And forget the V12. The Mustang 5 liter engine is perfectly fine. Come on Lincoln. WAKE UP! No one is putting money aside to buy a MKZ or MKS or any other Lincoln. But they might for a Mark X1. I would.

January 07 2013 at 8:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply