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Lincoln Continental-Based Stretch Limo Spotted: Spy Shots

Nearby Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan recently, spy photographers nabbed pics of an extra-long stretch limousine based on the brand-new Lincoln Continental sedan. It’s not clear at this point whether Ford is working on the stretch limo itself as a factory option for fleet customers, or whether the conversion is the work of an aftermarket upfitter, but one thing is certain about the spied car: it oughtn’t be short on luxury.

The spy shots are available for viewing on the Motor1 website.

The Lincoln Continental that served as the basis for this stretch limo conversion was equipped with Lincoln’s exclusive, turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, badging reveals. The motor, which debuted in the refreshed, 2017 Lincoln MKZ, produces up to 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. And really, if you’re hauling around an extra 20 feet of car and 2,000 pounds of VIP human cargo, that’s the motor you want.

On the regular Lincoln Continental, the 400-horsepower 3.0T is available only with all-wheel drive, and only in Reserve or Black Label trim. We imagine this stretch limo would have kept the all-wheel-drive system.

Assuming this Lincoln Continental stretch limo is being developed as a factory option, it won’t be the first such product for The Lincoln Motor Company; the MKT crossover, MKS sedan, Town Car, and long-wheelbase Navigator have all been offered in limousine form at various times. We’ll be on the lookout for this handsome new addition in the future.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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