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I hope that the deck-lid (the fact that it has one) makes it to production.

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It does not matter if Conti will be nearly identical to concept, as some will claim it is not close enough. A subjective matter this is.
It's not subjective, you can measure the concept...if they let you...to find out the physical differences. This is common practice, the concept lies which is why I can't stand them but understand their PR importance. The Continental shares literally 0% with the production car, not a single dimension or part is the same. The design idea is there, but the final product is not at all.
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Meh,
I can't think of any automaker in recent years who has consistently shown concepts so close to production as Lincoln has......and the Conti will be the closest yet.

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You and I have seen the same uncovered prototypes and there are big inescapable differences from the concept. Such as the MUCH wider rear fenders on the concept to the sticky-outty taillights, taller roofline, and a 'prestige gap' that is half the size of the concept's already small gap.

This is normal, anybody who thinks a concept represents the final car hasn't been around this business very long. But less observant people will also just see a similar design but will never see the cars side by side so it ultimately doesn't matter.
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You and I have seen the same uncovered prototypes and there are big inescapable differences from the concept. Such as the MUCH wider rear fenders on the concept to the sticky-outty taillights, taller roofline, and a 'prestige gap' that is half the size of the concept's already small gap.

This is normal, anybody who thinks a concept represents the final car hasn't been around this business very long. But less observant people will also just see a similar design but will never see the cars side by side so it ultimately doesn't matter.
was going ask something else, Borg, but your edit clarified
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Wonder when/which model was the last time any Public got to SEE a concept side by side with the production version??

I have the impression today's FoMoCo won't let this happen

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Yup, subjective matter.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts I'm hoping Lincoln decides to bring the Continental Concept out here to the San Francisco International Auto Show in two weeks so I can finally see it in person as I'm sure even the best pictures don't do it justice.
Yeah, it really does have a presence in person (at least to me) that yes, you can see in pictures, but in person it's just magnified. Hopefully that presence translates over to the production model.

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I hope that the deck-lid (the fact that it has one) makes it to production.
Unfortunately, on the mules we've seen, it looks like it'll have a more traditional trunk lid. I agree it looks great and is unique, but reality is, a regular opening is more practical. I would've liked to have seen a sort of wraparound/clamshell trunklid like the MKC's liftgate where the opening would wrap around the taillights to create the cleaner look (no cutline within the taillights), while retaining the larger opening.

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You and I have seen the same uncovered prototypes and there are big inescapable differences from the concept. Such as the MUCH wider rear fenders on the concept to the sticky-outty taillights, taller roofline, and a 'prestige gap' that is half the size of the concept's already small gap.

This is normal, anybody who thinks a concept represents the final car hasn't been around this business very long. But less observant people will also just see a similar design but will never see the cars side by side so it ultimately doesn't matter.
What "sticky out taillights?" You realize the test mules spied had camouflage/fake taillight graphics on them right? And higher roofline? I'm not seeing it. I'll give you the prestige gap and fenders.

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Also to note, there's a chance I may be going back to this show sometime this week with my parents. If I am able to go back, I'll try to look closer at the Continental and also the CT6. And maybe try to talk to the Lincoln rep to see what response has been like. And if possible, ask about opening it up. I thought it was weird that they had it closed so you couldn't see the interior. Unless they have multiple concepts, and this particular one doesn't have a full interior or something.
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...I thought it was weird that they had it closed so you couldn't see the interior. Unless they have multiple concepts, and this particular one doesn't have a full interior or something.
there WAS talk about a nother, no-interior version back around debut time


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if you try to 'get a read' on the Conti's size, be as careful/sneaky as possible.
At another autoshow, NAIAS iirc, one member was 'caught' trying to use a laser measurer thingie

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You and I have seen the same uncovered prototypes and there are big inescapable differences from the concept. Such as the MUCH wider rear fenders on the concept to the sticky-outty taillights, taller roofline, and a 'prestige gap' that is half the size of the concept's already small gap.

This is normal, anybody who thinks a concept represents the final car hasn't been around this business very long. But less observant people will also just see a similar design but will never see the cars side by side so it ultimately doesn't matter.
so, where are those spy pics of the uncovered prototypes!! haha
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It does not matter if Conti will be nearly identical to concept, as some will claim it is not close enough. A subjective matter this is.
True enough, BUT in the Conti's case the Concept is a $150,000 wannabe car whereas the production Conti will be a $40,000-$50,000 car and will look like a $40,000 - $50,000 car

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