The Lincoln Continental Concept is Real, Turkeys!
Earlier this month, we debunked a Facebook rumor maintaining that a poor-quality Photoshop of an old Jackie Kennedy limousine depicted the all-new 2016 Lincoln Continental. Despite our debunking, a number of people—including once-famous rapper Paul Wall—shared the image of the Continental in the hopes that it would spring into reality like some kind of tulpa.
Four weeks later, it appears that the collective energy of a Continental-starved universe has paid off. Ladies and gentlemen, the Lincoln Continental Concept:
The Continental Concept, certainly much more handsome than the ‘Shop seen ‘round the world, boasts a centered chrome grille that could portend a new direction for the face of Lincoln not involving the famous waterfall grille. Other exterior touches include E-Latch door handles that deploy at the touch of a button, LED matrix headlamps with laser-assist high beams, and some incredibly spiffy polished-aluminum, painted-pocket 21-inch wheels.
Since this is a Continental at heart, it’s all about the profile—long and sleek, reminiscent of classic Lincoln Continental models of old and even the 2002 Continental Concept that inspired so many rumors of its own.
“Luxury at its best is about simplifying and quietly exceeding expectations, rather than being the loudest statement on the road,” said Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. “The Continental Concept showcases the promise of quiet luxury from Lincoln going forward. It also is a strong indication of what’s to come next year as we introduce our new Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan.”
On the inside, the Continental Concept gets Venetian leather seats and door panels, Alcantara® seat inserts and armrest, satin headliner, shearling wool carpet, and Rose Gold trim and chrome trim throughout the cabin. Additionally, it will feature ambient interior LED lighting and 30-way seats.
The Lincoln Continental Concept is powered by an exclusive 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 and features Lincoln Drive Control and Adaptive Steering.
For now, Lincoln says that the Continental Concept is just that—a concept—but we’d bet 100 Facebook hoaxes that some version of this beauty finds its way to mass production before too long.
The Continental Concept will debut later this week at the New York Auto Show. Stay tuned for more!