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David Nortonís turbocharged 2002 Lincoln: What a Luxury Performance Car Should Be

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Norton admired the lines of Helmuth Schraderís German-inspired design. ďThese chassis have a good wheelbase and rigidity for handling bigger power, and feature a 50/50 weight distribution,Ē Norton explained. Another advantage was that Norton found a one-of-2,331 LS equipped with a Getrag 221 five-speed manual transmission, which reduced the amount of fabrication necessary to fit the TKO600 gearbox behind the turbocharged Terminator DOHC V8 that the car should have had to start with.
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Now that is BADASSERY right there, yo. I cannot believe that nobody has commented on this.
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I guess I missed this one. Very nice. I always thought that car was a nice looking design. Too bad it was not given the “Hot Rod Lincoln” performance that it should have had. May have been a better seller and actually bit into some BMW sales.

Very nice setup. Killer car!
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20 pics,.....................1 of the motor ???
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I guess I missed this one. Very nice. I always thought that car was a nice looking design. Too bad it was not given the ďHot Rod LincolnĒ performance that it should have had. May have been a better seller and actually bit into some BMW sales.
Very nice setup. Killer car!
The LS was a good handling car to begin with.
Lincoln made the mistake of using a POS (3.9)engine instead of the 4.6.
This doomed the car to extinction rather than be a BMW competitor.
Upgrading the suspension and changing the engine makes it a great car.
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They should redo the build with a coyote!
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They should redo the build with a coyote!
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They should redo the build with a coyote!
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I have spent a lot of time in LS sedans and my biggest complaints were tight rear seat room given the size and a suspension/steering setup that would make you think not everybody on the design team had the same end goal for what kind of car this was supposed to be. If you think of the LS as a four door coupe, and it is good looking enough to pull that off, I think the rear seat room becomes excusable. And since you are messing with the suspension anyway the foibles there are easy to manage. The chassis on these is built like a vault, and they look fantastic in monochrome paint with the right wheels. I'm surprised these aren't more popular than they are as hot rod material
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