Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continental

It’s that time of the month again when fans of Forza 4 wait with breathless anticipation to see what new car pack the people from Turn 10 Studios will release for the game. Well, the August Car Pack has just been released and true to what has now become a monthly wait, the new DLC content comes with plenty of muscle...both new AND old.

It’s also appropriate that the two faces of the August DLC pack are two muscle cars that certainly have no love lost for the other: the Ford Mustang Boss 302 and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Joining in on the fun is the new Scion FR-S , the 1989 Mercedes-Benz #63 Team Sauber-Mecedes C9 racer, the Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Coupe , and the 1962 Lincoln Continental .

Before you check out the full teaser and a batch of photos of the cars in the DLC, it was be mentioned that anybody looking to download the pack will have to shell out $7. Not a bad price to pay if it means you can bring your muscle car wars to Forza 4.

Source: Forza Motorsport
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The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 1

This week’s episode of The Car Show packed many of the things that were vacant from the last week’s episode. Yes, we said it, there was much more Car Show and a lot less filler crap.

Some of the mini segments did make their way into the show, including 0-60 (one of our favorites), Behind the Wheel, and of course, One for the Road. Aside from that, there were more celebrity appearances with two different interviews and a trip up the German Autobahn and down the Pacific Coast Highway in an Audi R8 V10 Spyder .

If anyone finds Adam Carolla the least bit annoying then you’ll be happy to know that he participates in Red Bull’s SoapBox Derby and falls a little short of the finish line. One nasty scrape later and he still finds a way to piss people off. All for the love of cars.

Hit the jump for more details on The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 8.

The Lincoln Continental has one of the longest history in the automotive industry. It was produced between 1939 and 2002. Now Ford announced plans to revive the Continental nameplate in an effort to bring new competitors for Lexus and Mercedes models.

Ford spokesman Christian Bokich said dealers at Monday’s meeting that the company is already preparing concept-stage images of some of the upcoming vehicles. However he did not discussed details such as the size or the names of the vehicles under development.

Steve Kain, general manager of a Ford and Lincoln dealer in London, Ky., who was briefed on Monday’s meeting, said he supported the idea of bringing back a Continental-inspired sedan. "It’s about revitalizing the whole Lincoln Lincoln franchise," said Kain. "It’s no different when Ford did away with the Ford Taurus for a year and a half. They refreshed the vehicles, and it’s been a great seller since then."

Expect the new Continental to debut in the next five years.

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Singer and rock star Neil Young is doing his part to be green. He’s going the hybrid route. But he’s doing it his own way. With a Lincoln Lincoln . And not just any Lincoln. A Lincoln Continental Lincoln Continental Mark IV. For those unfamiliar with the Mark IV, it was the successor to the Mark III and succeeded by the Mark V. Built between 1972 and 1976, these were two-door personal luxury cars, conceived by Lee Iacocca when president of Ford. Iacocca figured that Ford could trick up a Thuderbird even more, (...)

Lincoln Continental was first developed in 1939 as Edsel Ford’s one-off personal vehicle. The design, allegedly sketched out in an hour by Gregorie working from the Lincoln Zephyr Lincoln Zephyr blueprints and making changes, was an elegant convertible with a long hood covering the Lincoln V12 and long front fenders, and a short trunk with what became the Continental series’ trademark, the externally-mounted covered spare tire.

When you hear the phrase "cult cars," you might think of Ford Ford Motor’s Mustang or General Motors’ Chevrolet Chevrolet Corvette, which have legions of devotees but are very common and still in production. Similarly, the Jeep Jeep Wrangler, Porsche 911, Mini Mini Cooper and Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle and New Beetle are so high profile and commonplace that their followings are merely large. The vehicles from Forbes list of the coolest cult cars of all time were niche cars when they were new—supercars, race (...)
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The Continental was again updated in 1998 with a new exterior. 1999 saw side airbags and more power. Faced with falling sales, the Continental was killed off after the 2002 model year, because of decreasing sales and lack of unique attributes within the line-up.

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