Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

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    Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car
    By Drew Johnson
    May 24th, 2011
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    Just as certain as sales are dropping, Ford needs to better differentiate its premium Lincoln offerings from its lesser Ford-badged vehicles. Ford says changes are on the way with seven new models over the next three years, but one of those vehicles might be something completely unexpected.

    According to a report from Road & Track, Ford is at least discussing the possibility of a two-seat, mid-engine sports car for its Lincoln brand. The two-seater would be positioned as the brand’s flagship, but wouldn’t necessarily be an all-out performer.

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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    I hope its true! Lincoln needs something different in its show rooms
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Shouldn't they relearn to walk first before start running?

    . . . in any case I hope they know what they are doing, sounds pretty exciting to me.

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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Quote Originally Posted by SobeSVT View Post
    Shouldn't they relearn to walk first before start running?

    . . . in any case I hope they know what they are doing, sounds pretty exciting to me.
    If anything this would probably be after the 7 new prodcuts
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    I would agree with Sobe. While the thought of a Lincoln sports car is stimulating and boggling of the senses,(so would a new Continental btw) I would agree that first the core product needs the attention so when the sports car arrives, people will be drawn to the showroom to see not only the sports car but all the new and exciting good stuff. Then you have something to sell. If they did it now and people went to the showroom and saw the current stuff, not many would buy in. We can assume this is long range planning once the new revised/improved/defined products arrive.

    Did you know that back in the '80's there was a concept Lincoln mid engine 4-door sedan called Quicksilver. It started life as the Ford Quicksilver designed by Ghia studios of Italy(Ford owned Coachbuilder) then this vehicle became a Lincoln. Imagine a mid-engine sedan like this along with the 2-seater mid engine sports car. Heart rate is elevating here.....tha thump tha thump ......lol
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Quote Originally Posted by TurboS40 View Post
    I would agree with Sobe. While the thought of a Lincoln sports car is stimulating and boggling of the senses,(so would a new Continental btw) I would agree that first the core product needs the attention so when the sports car arrives, people will be drawn to the showroom to see not only the sports car but all the new and exciting good stuff. Then you have something to sell. If they did it now and people went to the showroom and saw the current stuff, not many would buy in. We can assume this is long range planning once the new revised/improved/defined products arrive.
    there is no way in hell they would have this ready in the next year.. like I said above this would not be ready probably untill after new 7 vehicles arive
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    a midengine sport car before launch a good big, RWD luxury sedan? What a crazy and stupid idea!
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    another counterpoint:
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    ...Could this be the final last-ditch attempt by Fomoco to KILL Lincoln? ...I almost hope so
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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    With their latest flexible manufacturing tools, Ford can switch from a C class car to a full size SUV in a very short span - perhaps a week.

    When used with same chassis, much easier.
    Anything is possible.

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    Re: Lincoln Considering Mid-Engine Sports Car

    Hmm ...



    Granted this looks pretty FR but still.

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