The most popular car in the Lincoln exhibit was the head-turning MKR
prototype that introduced a new design language of “elegant simplicity”
on a 4-door coupe, and debuted the all-new, fuel-saving TwinForce
engine. Developed to perform comparable or better than V-8 engines, the
3.5-liter gasoline twin-turbocharged direct-injection V-6 deliverd 415
horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque on renewable E-85 ethanol. This
one-of-a-kind automobile sat on chrome aluminum wheels wrapped in unique
Michelin tires that featured the Lincoln star in its treads.
Chrome-trimmed gauges illuminated with Ice Blue lighting, and the
concave spoke steering wheel included retractable paddle shifters.
Visually, the MKR had clean, uncluttered surfaces, with a significant
C-pillar that smoothly transitioned into the cantilevered roof. The
double-wing grille was inspired by the 1941 Lincoln Continental