Saturday, August 18, 2012

Something Different: Lincoln MK/GT V12

This is a quick chop representing a two-seater Lincoln V12 sports coupe, the MK/GT. It would be the marque's "halo car" and be priced in the high $60Ks. All contemporary electronics would be present, the V12 would use Eco-Boost technology, and perhaps even a hybrid-assisted, stop/start drivetrain. Click image to enlarge to a full 1100 pixels.

10 comments:

  1. So funny. I've been working on one of my own. This is great. I should be finished by the end of the week. Cheers!

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    1. Send me the link when you're done, Romeo! I wanted to use a version of the new MKZ horizontal grille, but the older vertical one just seemed to fit better every time.

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  2. Casey, brilliant work once again with your modern and tradition design elements. With the new Mustang on the horizon it very well may come close to this design!

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  3. This is really clean! I would love to see an American car with these proportions ,shades of the Sixteen? I also like your details. espeshialy the '58 Plymouth style horizontal lower grill slats and the iridesnt red wheel centers. I'm surprised that with all of the modern big wheels starting to look alike that this colorful vintage detail hasn't resurfaced ,well until now! Good job Casey, Marty

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    1. Thanks, Marty! I'd love to see cloisonné details come back, like the classic wheel centers from the '20s and '30s. Even with the last retro phase, I didn't really get the feeling that today's designers really "got" the designs of old, or that they really understood their context and history. I felt like they merely copied their shapes. I just effin' LOVE the history of the automobile industry, I read about it every day, and re-read articles daily, too, until I've memorized as much as I can. I wish I got more of a feeling that today's car professionals did, too.

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  4. Now I get why I Apreciate your work so much! I see other "chop" sites that seem to only rehash what's been done in the last 5 years or so ,and they don't impress me . Your sence of history
    applied to modern concept is what makes you unique ,Bravo ! If architects had no sence of the past all that we would have new, would be the plastic clad faux colonial BS subdivisions and strip malls that scar the landscape!Well that's almost what we have but fortunately there are still Casey's that build cool stuff with some influence from the past 2000 years of design!(from caves to mid century modern) Keep doing what you do and let's hope it gets the attention of Ed Welburn,J. Mays etc. Marty P.S. You should be on retainer to Larry Woods at Hotwheels!

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  5. I sent this link to J Mays a few days ago. Maybe he looked.

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  6. you had my hopes up. i thought this was a real car when i first saw it on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/Svetlana99Ltd
    i had to find out for sure. job well done anyway. i wish ford/lincoln would consult you!
    - matt

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