STARstang: the Beginning? - Ford Inside News Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Mercury C557
2b2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Posts: 18,745
Blog Entries: 6
STARstang: the Beginning?

not much of an article imho
but wonder if this is the first foreshadowing for a real Announcement?

Lincoln Wants 2015 Mustang Components for RWD Sedan, Could Be a Study In Ford’s Brand Discipline - Car and Driver
June 22, 2012 at 11:52am by Dave Mable

With development of the all-new 2015 Mustang well underway, the car’s component set—or more precisely, part of its component set—has activated interest in a rear-wheel-drive platform to underpin a Lincoln sedan.

We’ve learned that Ford is contemplating a new four-door platform using the next Mustang’s MacPherson front and new independent rear suspension (spy photos of the new rear setup here) as its basis, along with some of the pony car’s larger underbody stampings. With the manufacturer time and again stating its commitment to the wayward Lincoln brand, moving forward with rear-drive plans would allow the blue oval to back up its words with something of substance. Indeed, key folks in Lincoln’s planning and design departments are on the prowl for rear-drive products that can go head-to-head with Cadillac and other serious luxury makes. There are three possibilities, as outlined below...


Last edited by 2b2; 01-01-2016 at 03:04 PM. Reason: NEW NOMENCLATURE > TITLE
2b2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 04:22 PM
FIN Moderator
nruggiero's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Metairie, LA
Posts: 2,104
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

It's about time we hear something about a RWD Lincoln. Hopefully, it will finally happen. Thanks for posting 2b2!
2b2 likes this.
nruggiero is offline  
post #3 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 08:57 PM
Ford Focus
cobra#1's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 126
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

Just read this on Car and driver and hope Ford approves and not just break everyone's heart.
Ford needs to prove them selves or pack their bags. The current approach wont put them on top.
Long live RWD
Now let just watch the show
cobra#1 is offline  
post #4 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 09:39 PM
Ford Focus ZX
timmm55's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 254
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

Maybe it should be Falincstang for Falcon/Lincoln/Mustang. I'd guess Ford will do a world class chassis for a world class car, spread over several models and several countries. It's the only way it would financial sense.
timmm55 is offline  
post #5 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Mercury C557
2b2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Posts: 18,745
Blog Entries: 6
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

hi Timmm

everything I've seen online so far has indicated that the Mustang platform will remain "silo'ed" to a single size segment...
...with the possible/probable exception of engine compartment sharing with Falcon & whatever Falcon spawns or shares with

not saying things couldn't have changed - just haven't seen anyone but non-insider posters say otherwise so far
2b2 is offline  
post #6 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 10:19 PM
Focus RS WRC
T'Cal's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 607
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

Lincoln should use this platform for a coupe, sedan, and convertible. The sedan should be built on a slightly longer wheelbase, maybe 4" longer. While I'd love to see a two seater, a 2+2 convertible will likely sell better. This car is not meant to be a muscle car; it would be a muscular near luxury car. The base engine would be a 275 HP or so Ecoboost 2.3L I4 and the optional powerplant would be the 360 HP Ecoboost 3.5L V6. Call it the Mark IX or if they simply MUST stay with the silly alphanumeric nonsense, the MK9.

Buy American!
Buy Ford!
So say we all...
T'Cal is offline  
post #7 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-22-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
Mercury C557
2b2's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Posts: 18,745
Blog Entries: 6
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

^ since I want Rwd Lincolns to be a step higher than their F-Awd vehicles,
imho the base engine should be a 350hp Nano 2.7EB
(& the top an upto 700hp 5.0EB - maybe with minor electrics up-front-only instead of "ordinary" Awd)
((tho not *just* a muscle car, I see a Lincstang competing with the BMW M6 as well as most 3-series))
instead of a coupe + convertible, have just a coupe-cabrio/hard'vert (less direct comparison with the Mustang that way)
((chops in Mission:LINCOLN))
tried to turn the coupe-cabrio into a 4-door sportsedan and it looked horrible... starting to wonder if a LOT of mechanical changes would be necessary for both to look good?
(agree: NO 2 seater!)
2b2 is offline  
post #8 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 09:16 AM
The Spaminator
ausrutherford's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Death Valley, South Carolina
Posts: 5,790
Blog Entries: 19
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

This is just more news that its possible to get a RWD Lincoln...and Ill take it all.

Have Ford Sales in Markets Not Included in this POST? Email Me

GO TIGERS! BCS Orange Bowl Champs!

ausrutherford is offline  
post #9 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 10:45 AM
Ford Focus ZX
SullyND's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 414
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

I know it's heretical. But I'd love to see the Mustang brand expanded to a sedan.
SullyND is offline  
post #10 of 343 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 11:20 AM
Focus RS WRC
scford58's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 732
Re: Lincstang: the Beginning?

Finally some welcomed good news about Lincoln. Thanks for the post 2b2. I would love to see a true Lincoln rwd doing battle with BWM 3-Series and friends.
2b2 likes this.
scford58 is online now  
Sponsored Links

beginning, cd6, lincstang, musstang, rwd, s650, starstang

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Inside News Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome