Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator
The Mark VII LSC was about as good of a parts-bin special as it could have been, but it was a Fairmont with leather and stuffed with a Mustang V8.
I thought they were pretty cool...as a teenager...in the late 80's. Even then, I mostly liked them for the number of Mustang performance parts that were compatible.
The Mark VIII could outrun, outhandle, and generally embarrass the Mark VII, and wasn't limited by a log rear axle.
Honestly, it makes more sense to buy one of the previous-generation Continentals (already with the DOHC V8), and either replace or find one with the air suspension already replaced with conventional stuff. I sold a ton of the Monroe kits over the years, and the resulting ride/handling is very good...
...and it'd stomp a Mark VII.
If GM can justify Buick, and if Honda can justify Acura, we can damned well have Mercury back.