new v8 asap/while still legal = YES, but please no 60° v8s
& update after a GMI convo
500hp would be a 'nice' Navi
The number envy is ridiculous around here!
If a new, significantly lighter Navigator is anywhere near 450/450 in top trim that'll be enough for 99.9% of buyers in that segment. There comes a point where mo'power isn't necessarily mo'better!
a Conti 3.5T (if/ever) oughta be ~550hp = halfway from Raptor's 450 to GT's 650
This right here is absurd. There is nothing about the Continental that says high performance, zip, zero, nada, by design. CD4 was not designed to accept the 3.5EB/T so the Continental will not get that engine. CD4 was also not designed to be a high performance platform, and Continental will not be either.
It is simply insane that we've come to believe that 400/400 is somehow only reasonable as an entry level. That kind of power, with the EBs low end power delivery will make the CD4 based Continental very quick, it'll have way more than enough roll on power for passing, it'll be fast, it'll be downright fun to drive, but it will not now, not ever, be a performance sedan.
Let's have us a little perspective here people, just because you can build a 500+HP engine doesn't mean you need that much in every application. There may come a day when the Lincoln brand can support such a vehicle, today is not that day, nor will tomorrow be.