Lincoln’s New Hope Just got Towed Home


It looks like one of Lincoln’s Continental prototypes had some issues while testing. 

Lincoln is pinning many of its hopes on the rebirth of the storied Continental nameplate, with the production car set to arrive at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show as a 2017 model.

Besides showing us a bad day for a Lincoln engineer, this set of spy photos also reveals the Continental’s panoramic glass roof thanks to the tilt of the car behind the tow truck.

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Though we were told that the car would be front-wheel drive, these photos all but confirm that it is thanks to the way it is being towed with its front wheels off the ground.

Powering the new Continental will be a 3.0-liter Twin-turbo V6 that makes 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in Lincoln’s MKZ sedan.

More details will be revealed when the Continental is unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

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  • Frank Yoster

    This car already failed when they released the new fusion with continental face they put on..they are over using the continental face too much..and its a v6 eco boost…not v8 5.0….seriously ford…just drop lincoln…no one wants them
    …and thanks for ruining the GT with that v6 engine…i understand times have changed…but not that car…

  • Bug S Bunny

    The GT represents the technological best that Ford has to offer, so naturally they will equip it with the most technologically advanced engine that they have – it speaks volumes that it is NOT a V8.

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  • Will Huang

    400 ft lbs of torque a bit much for the front wheels to handle. Probably going to torque steer like shit