Lincoln Resurrected?

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
lincoln resurrected

Get out yer shovel, Ford is exhuming Lincoln. The Motor Authority reports that the 415hp "TwinForce" V6 engine featured in the Lincoln MKR concept car is actually going into a Lincoln. (The "twin" part of the moniker refers to "improved efficiency and performance," not double forced induction.) But wait, there's more! Ford claims it's developing "TwinForce" four and eight cylinder engines, the latter destined for high end cars and Mustangs. Keep in mind that Ford has disappointed us once or twice before (Interceptor, 427, Shelby GR-1, every Lincoln concept in the past ten years, etc.). I'm expecting to drive a cool-looking 400-horse V6 Ford, along with the promised six-speed dual clutch transmission, about the time geneticists engineer airborne swine.

Join the conversation
4 of 23 comments
  • Nick Nick on Jul 19, 2007

    It will never happen, but it would be kind of cool if they created an uber-Lincoln with a bored and stroked 460 (after all, they do make the SVO block). The car pictured here packing 532 or 557 cubic inches would be kind of a hoot.

  • Edgett Edgett on Jul 19, 2007

    No doubt someone in Dearborn is figuring if they re-named the MKS the "LS", all of Lincoln's problems would be solved. Why not actually build the LS again with a series of powertrain options a la BMW 5-series. That was a decent car which simply needed a little development money to bring it into the big leagues.

  • Orian Orian on Jul 19, 2007

    While I've never really been a big fan of Ford, I loved the LS. Edgett is right - they should have invested more into that vehicle and gave it more options.

  • Picard234 Picard234 on Jul 19, 2007

    Having spent time in the MKS, let me be the first to say that it will not ressurect Lincoln. In fact, I belive it will be the final nail in the coffin. As I drive it I can't help but envision the future TTAC review!