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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    GREAT FIND, N.R.!!

    some very pretty designs
    not at all sure if they're too extreme or not extreme enough

    tho I'm more interested in how we get from now to then

    here's a link to more pix than showed up for me in slideshow which popped-up
    gallery of 50 pix
    (wish they used photobucket instead of google)

    The front ends on some of them were too extreme but I liked the overall shapes some of them had. This picture below I found on Flickr resembles the 1940's Continentals.


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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    been having lots of fun this evening downloading and enlarging &
    yeah, lots of interesting ideas tho not sure any one model "has it all"
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    see a lot of similarity where the members of the class were obviously influenced by the teacher or eachother
    &
    kinda disappointing that so many look like v12,v16...v64? candidates
    would have loved to see some C-segment cars

    these frontends appeal to me


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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    The designs need refinement, but i did like some of the side profiles.
    Last edited by cobra#1; 03-03-2012 at 10:13 AM.

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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    I doubt that's what cars are going to look like in 2018-2025. The designs didn't look luxurious nor did they have craftmanship and detail.

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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    wanted to post a crossreference to the
    2025 Lincoln Continental Concept thread
    that I forgot about
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    to say
    think the major problem I have with many of the models is just that the students are trying too hard to fit a lot of styling onto every available sq. inch
    (see Mr.Horbury's styling 'sampler', the MKR)
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    that if they had the opportunity to do a full-scale clay buck,
    think they'd start eliminating and toning-down

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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    inspired by the Cadillac RIA (Revitalization in Action),
    esp. Heath Hilliard's, commodore88 @ GMI, Fleetwood Concept sketches
    a simple chop
    sticking the top of the Italdesign/Giugiaro Brivido Concept
    on the MKZ Concept's bottom:
    SuperLincoln

    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    What If
    they brought out a NG-Mustang co-platformed Lincoln RWD coupe-cabrio with my imagined 700hp 5.0v8-EB + little electrics up front to fill that rle BEFORE the Mustang debut (April'14)
    and then
    later brought out "regular" powered versions along with a (sport)sedan version?

    thinking of a way that timing alone could provide a halo car/trim within the regular lineup instead of building a "folly" like another GT
    (imho it should be easy to go a year-fraction without Mustang production while starting off the nextgen with the Lincoln - Mustang sales should be dismal anyway as word spreads about the new model's intro date)
    btw
    imho, I "own" that design for the lower door glass!
    old 'scribble' from pre-2005 iirc:


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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    Help Lincoln choose new RIMS
    imho Lincoln's current assortment is a bit BORING - not horrible just too much of the same thing with very slight differences ...from the 2013 MKS OrderGuide:

    and imho they seem to NEED help...
    What would you like to see?



    my suggestions:


    the first 2 are chops, Tourneo & Bentley based; Azera;
    & some examples from the aftermarket. (clickable)

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    It seems that ford gets the unique rims while Lincoln gets the boring uninspired rims. Poor Lincoln the lost brand searching for its roots. How Ford truly mismanaged their luxury brands living them with a brand on life support.
    Please let the 2013 MKZ be sign of a better Lincoln lineup to come.

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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    re: wheels - those Bentley ones are very similar to the aftermarket ones I used on an Aviator chop -which I haven't been able to re-find

    &
    saw a comment on Lincoln's facebook, the
    "2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid - Jason Fogelson - Forbes" article
    by Mark Keller
    "How about reviving the Mercury name as lux sports cars for Lincoln! Since the name Mercury comes from the Roman god known for his speed and agility, Lincoln could use the name kinda like how Ford uses SPORT/SHO/GT/SVT to denote a special variant of a certain model. I can especially envision it used on two door coupe versions of the MKS and MKZ with twin turbos EcoBoost engines, steering wheel shift paddles and sporty suspension!"
    so
    now I'm pondering that^ and adding in some ultra-light/sprint/rallye characteristics
    prolley along with a bit of electric-assist along with some of the "Small Mercs Theorem";
    maybe all 4cyls (which imho are WRONG for Lincoln)...
    ...just saying

    &
    re: engines for Lincoln
    in addition to the 2.7 v6, n/a & EB
    it occurred to me that 270 cu inches = 4.426 liters
    which might make an interesting exclusive v8 for Lincoln, n/a AND EB!!!!!
    thinking those 2 engines could take care of most of Lincoln's needs!
    &
    to tie this with previous posts,
    HOW ABOUT 27 PAINT COLORS TOO?
    and identify at least a pair of 27 year olds as a TARGET CUSTOMER!?!



    (trying to get my Lincoln fix before NYC,
    I'm at least as SCARED as excited about the production Z)

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    Re: Mission: LINCOLN!

    Mercury is a nice name and always thought it should go on a sleek lux sports car, but the problem ford likes MK names.
    Hope the V6 engine for Lincoln lives up to expectations.

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