Lincoln MKT next-gen Town Car for Ford

Mulally Ford is not wasting time preparing for the end of the line for the venerable Lincoln Town Car. Ford is making their best pitch to NYC that the new Lincoln MKT has the chops to replace the fabled Town Car for chauffeured drives around town and to and from the airport. The MKT will have the capability to be stretched for limo usage and include all wheel drive which should make this the future ride for chauffeured passengers. The Lincoln MKT is a luxurously appointed vehicle that can fill a big void for Ford and also keep many workers building product that should turn a tidy profit as well.

Great planning by Ford/Lincoln as I have the feeling we’ll be seeing quite a few “stretched” Lincoln MKT Town Rides around the city!


FORTUNE — If you’re wondering what might replace all those aging black Lincoln Town Cars used as New York City limousines when they finally reach a state beyond repair — wonder no more. Ford Motor Co (F, Fortune 500). is offering a special version of its Lincoln MKT crossover, announed just ahead of the Paris Auto Show’s public opening on October 2nd.

Black MKTs (and make no mistake — livery drivers will insist on black) are already showing up in Gotham, being put through their paces by chauffeurs trying to figure out whether their clients judge them sufficiently prestigious and sufficiently sturdy to withstand the wear and tear of livery operation in the big city.

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Infiniti to market all-electric cars

Inifiniti luxury cars will launch an all electric vehicle in the U.S for 2013 and that isn’t too far away. At first it seemed alot of the EV plans were so far into the future that the day would never come. Now it appears a serious attempt is underway by the major automakers to get their EV’s to market pronto. The new Nissan Leaf has already surpassed 20,000 orders so now it just needs to perform to keep the momentum going!

Infiniti plans to launch its first luxury all-electric vehicle in the United States and other global markets in 2013.

Nissan Motor Co.’s luxury division said today the Infiniti EV will be “a stylish, high performance five-seat luxury vehicle with zero emissions technology.”

Infiniti first announced plans to market an all-electric vehicle last year but offered few details until now. It will be based on the same platform as the Nissan Leaf, an-electric car scheduled to go on sale later this year.

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Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

If you like Ferraris you’re going to love the Ferrari 599 SA Aperta!

From Inside Line:

As if owning a convertible Ferrari wasn’t exclusive enough, here is the Ferrari 599 SA Aperta. Built to celebrate Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary, this convertible 599 is the most exclusive road going Ferrari ever. Ferrari is building — and has already sold — 80 examples of this front-engined, V12- powered roadster. The SA stands for Sergio and Andrea Pininfarina.

Despite Ferrari’s bent towards the high-tech, this doesn’t have some swinging, flip-top roof a-la the Superamerica. Instead, there’s just a cloth soft top to be used in rare, emergency weather situations.

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Aston Martin One-77 Gets 750 Horses

How fast can fast go? How about with 750 horespower? The Aston Martin One-77 Gets 750 Horses and that’s not a misprint my friends. Aston will produce 77 models at a price of 1.2 million pounds. That comes to 1600 pounds per horse…….


Aston Martin announced official output figures for its limited-edition One-77, and the car will get even more horsepower than originally thought. By Aston’s reckoning the One-77’s 750 horses will make it the most powerful naturally aspirated supercar in the world. In terms of torque, the One-77’s 7.3-liter V12 engine provides 553 lb-ft.

It may be the most powerful naturally aspirated car, but Aston’s clearly contrived 220.007 mph time leaves the car about 20 mph short of the McLaren F1 for all-time fastest.

Aston is confident that it will sell all 77 models of the supercar, which carries a retail price over 1.2 million pounds.


Porsche steps up with 2011 Boxster Spyder

Porsche steps it up with the new 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder and my bet is that folks are going to love this car! The Spyder is at the top of the Boxster food chain and at $61,200 you have to come in with high expectations and Porsche wants you to be satisfied inside and out! The options are many and the looks are clear cut and to the point. Oh, Part of that to the point is speed comes first as their is no radio or air conditioner but plenty of horses!


“More for Less.” It’s the call to prayer of every car salesman to ever don a plaid jacket. Guys with sturdy names like Wally and Chuck would stop dead in their tracks and tell Porsche “Pal, this Boxster Spyder thing, you’re all upside-down.” You see, with the 2011 Boxster Spyder, Porsche has inverted the polarity on “more for less.” You pay more but get less.

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