Lincoln Convertible Specification And Features:
Not surprisingly, the production car is heavily based on the concept model, sporting the same subtle design and elegant stance. Changes are minor above the front bumper, where we can see a mildly revised grille, production-friendly headlamps (which are still very similar to the concept’s). It’s the bumper that got the most significant change, ditching the slender air vents in favor of larger openings. The latter is actually an improvement to the concept if you ask me, as they make the front fascia look more aggressive. Finally, removed the chrome stripe from the apron to obtain a more homogeneous appearance. On the concept car, the stripe was present on the side skirts and rear apron too as a feature that paid homage to the Continentals of the 1960s.
Changes are more noticeable around back, where Lincoln reworked almost every detail. For starters, the sedan gained a conventional trunk lid that goes all the way toward the bumper. On the concept, the lid opened just above the taillights. While that feature was definitely appealing to old-school enthusiasts, it was no longer practical for a production car. The taillights are also different, being significantly larger and having a new cluster layout. The good news is that the two units are still connected by a thin LED strip, which gives the sedan a more elegant stance. Furthermore, the lamps also received chrome inserts, a feature you don’t see too often nowadays. Other revisions include a deeper recess for the license plate, a subtle trunk lid spoiler, and an apron with dual exhaust outlets instead of the concept’s quad-pipe configuration.
When viewed from the side, the Continental remains true to the concept with minor exceptions. A quick looks reveals that the production model switched from chrome window trim to black detailing, received larger mirrors, a new fender badge with “Continental” lettering, revised skirts, and mildly altered multi-spoke rims. Surprisingly enough, Lincoln Convertible opted to keep the e-latch door handles rather than switch to production handles. These are discreetly integrated into the beltline, leaving the body side clean. The Lincoln Convertible doors pop open at the touch of a button and then close and secure automatically using power-cinching technology.