Between 1993 and 1998, Lincoln made two generations of the Mark VIII. The first gen was 1993-96 and the second was 1997-98. I always thought that they were a very underrated car, because there was much greatness hiding under their skin.
Being a rear wheel drive was the most obvious great quality, but they also had an all aluminum, 32 valve 4.6L that pushed out 280 ish horsepower and about the same amount of torque. The power went through an automatic (hey, no car is without faults, Lincoln wasn’t doing manuals at the time.), and sent the power through its independent rear suspension. It had enough electronics to make Kitt feel inadequate, and a massive futuristic curved dashboard that flowed into the doors. They all had 4 wheel disc brakes, and they even ran 15 second quarter mile times in stock form. Not too bad for a relatively heavy car right? (more…)