Every Lincoln Sports Car You Should Know

Lincoln is not a sports car manufacturer, but the high power-to-weight ratio of many of their models makes them impressively fast.
Written by Sarah Gray
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
From the deceptively-speedy
Navigator
to the popular
MKZ
, these are the closest things to sports cars Lincoln ever made. 
First, let’s get one thing straight—
Lincoln
doesn’t make sports cars. They do, however, make some pretty powerful luxury vehicles that are impressively quick given their power-to-weight ratio. Zero to 60 in 5.0 seconds sounds pretty sporty, don’t you think?
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Does Lincoln make sports cars?

No—but that doesn’t mean their cars aren’t fast. In fact, some of them are extremely quick, especially considering the weight associated with most luxury cars.
Let’s take a look at some of the fastest models Lincoln has ever offered, and maybe you’ll be tempted to hang up your racing helmet for some hoity toity driving gloves.

2022 Lincoln Navigator

No, that’s not a typo, we do mean the
Lincoln Navigator
. The full size, 7-passenger, nearly 6,000-lb Lincoln Navigator. Give us a second, and you’ll see how an SUV—scratch that—a massive SUV made it on our list of fast Lincolns.
With an estimated starting price of $78,965, Lincoln’s flagship full size SUV may be a behemoth, but so is its engine. The Navigator is equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 capable of harnessing 440 horses and spinning out 510 lb-ft of torque. Sure, this is meant to give it
towing
and off-road chops, but it also translates to a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0–60 journey in a mere 5.2 seconds.
While it may not be a little sport coupe, is that such a bad thing? Rather than folding yourself into a cramped cabin, you get to
stretch out in the Navigator’s cavernous and sumptuous interior
while being supported by adaptive suspension and pampered with heated and ventilated seats. While it may not be much fun taking on twisties, I’d like to see your friends try to haul up 8,700 pounds with their
Maserati

2013 Lincoln MKS

The
Lincoln MKS
represented one of the automaker’s attempts to offer V8 performance with V6 gas mileage, and they hit pretty close to the mark. Plus, the MKS’s starting price around $42,870, made it pretty popular with buyers.
The base Lincoln MKS engine wasn’t terribly impressive. The 3.7-liter V6 made 304 horsepower with 279 lb-ft of torque, which helped the brand achieve its goal of better gas-mileage (21 mpg combined), but it fell short on performance. The MKS’s optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6, though, was a whole other story. 
Revving up to 5500 rpm let loose 365 horses, and 350 lb-ft of torque developed at a mere 1500 rpm. When equipped with this EcoBoost engine, the 2013 MKS rocketed to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, making it the third fastest Lincoln ever manufactured, and it got a combined 20 miles to the gallon to boot! The 2013 MKS was also the first luxury sedan outfitted with standard Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD), which could adjust the MKS’s driving characteristics for optimum control and performance.

2017 Lincoln MKZ

And so we come to the fastest Lincoln ever made—the
2017 Lincoln MKZ
. The second fastest—a
Lincoln Continental
—was also manufactured this year, but the MKZ not only has a better story but was far superior in terms of popularity—and you already sat with us through the Navigator, so we thought we’d cut you a break here. 
Why is the MKZ’s story more interesting, you ask? Because it almost wasn’t the fastest car Lincoln ever made. In its original conception, the mildly redesigned 2017 MKZ featured a meek 2.0-liter four-cylinder capable of only 245 horsepower. But late additions to the model’s optional equipment included the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that would earn the MKZ its crown.
When powered by the turbocharged V6, the MKZ’s herd swelled from 245 to 400 ponies and torque was increased by 125 lb-ft to 400 as well. This combination propelled the 2017 Lincoln MKZ from 0–60 in 5 seconds flat. Competitively priced with a starting MSRP of $41,560, the MKZ offered buyers a balance of luxury and performance with interior options like a Revel audio system, adaptive cruise control, and genuine wood trim.

A history of the Lincoln sports car

We said it once, and we’ll say it again—Lincoln doesn’t build sports cars—or at least they don’t do so on purpose. Their brand is synonymous with luxury in much the same way
Jeep
is known for go-anywhere capability and
Honda
has a reputation for well-built, well-engineered, fuel-efficient cars. It’s who they are. 
But, as you can see, luxury, for many, is as much about speed and performance as it is about comfort and convenience, which is how Lincoln has also made some pretty quick models over the years. Heading into the future, the MKZ may have some competition for fastest car from the much-anticipated Lincoln Star—an EV crossover set for release in 2025, and expected to sport  similar setup to the
Ford Mustang Mach E
whose GT configuration features 480 combined horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque propelling it to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. Beat that, MKZ!
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