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2017 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendered: Why Ford Shouldn't Build This

With the Detroit Auto Show shedding some light on the new 2017 Lincoln Continental topic, it was only a matter of time until the Internet came up with the two-door coupe version of the newcomer.
2017 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendering 3 photos
2017 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendering: rear2017 Lincoln Continental Coupe Rendering: front
Yes, we said "two-door coupe," since we are now in an era when such labels make sense. The "minus two" job comes from digital artist Theophilus Chin, who has done a brilliant job at imagining a coup for us.

Even so, here's to hoping the Blue Oval shies away from such projects. While the digital artist did have a bit of fun by calling this the Continental GT, this is far from the reason that makes us wish Ford doesn't follow suit.

Instead, we see the 2017 Lincoln Continental as the production car that should work hard to save the lavish brand's at-risk image. For years, Ford's premium division has lured us in with inspirational concepts that weren't mirrored by luxurious production models.

So far, the model we met in Detroit, which should be the one we get to see in showrooms, hasn't fully convinced us of its brand-saving abilities, but we'll have to wait for the drive to give you a verdict.

This means a practicality drawback is the last thing the new Continental needs. If "coupe" is the name of the game, then Lincoln should tap into the potential of the four-door coupe market. But that's another story for another time, one that should come after the core values of the brand are secured.

Returning to the production vehicle, the company's new flagship is scheduled to go on sale this fall. The Continental also introduces an all-new 3-liter V6, one that allows the driver to play with a nicely rounded output of 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of twist.

And no, we never said this two-door Continental looks less than pleasant.

 
 
 
 
 

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