Competes with: Acura RLX, Audi A8L, Cadillac CT6, Lexus LS
Looks like: A stretched Lincoln Continental
Drivetrain: 400 horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6; six-speed automatic transmission; standard torque-vectoring all-wheel drive
Hits dealers: June 2019
Eighty years ago, the first Lincoln Continental came into existence, an exquisite coupe made by Ford Motor Co. to be a personal vehicle for Edsel Ford, the son of company founder Henry Ford. It was its own brand, a car built to be special enough to challenge the likes of the world’s top luxury marques like Rolls-Royce — and it was priced commensurately.