We have heard all kind of crazy stuff in the past few months, but this one is by far one of the craziest. It’s no secret that Lincoln is working to bring its fame back, but could the company indeed be planning a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe based on the Ford Mustang platform?
Apparently yes, at least according to FordInsideNews, who reports that Lincoln is preparing such a model as a "last chance" effort for the company. The model will be initially announced in late 2015 and it will be a 2016 or 2017 model year.
If the rumors are true, the model will feature a slightly larger wheelbase when compared to the Mustang and will be offered with a 2.9-liter EcoBoost V6 engine — a member of the company’s Nano engine family.
This new model is currently being developed only as a coupe, but rumors suggest that Lincoln is also considering a rear-wheel drive flagship sedan also based on the next-generation Mustang platform too.
No one is sure what name this coupe will carry, but a Mark Series name seems to be the right one.
We’ll keep an eye on this one, as Lincoln is inching closer to the do-or-die phase of its lifespan.