The year 2017 marks the return of Lincoln’s majestic presence in the world of automotive royalty. Lincoln defined luxury when most other manufacturers were trying to keep up with the Joneses who were driving in Lincoln’s star-studded line-up of the time. But with the passing of the years Lincoln’s glitz and glamour faded leaving many American luxury sedan enthusiast no choice but to turn to other brands for satisfaction.

The resurrection of the Lincoln Continental is long overdue. 2017 marks the end of the waiting and the beginning of a new breed of American luxury. In its absence, other automakers have come to the game with A-list products so Lincoln designers had to really do their homework to produce a vehicle that could compete in performance, look and feel right out of the box.

The 2017 Lincoln Continental’s exterior design is reminiscent of its classic legendary predecessors from the 1950s. Smooth lines complimented by modern day LED lighting that seemingly radiates from all four corners of this sleek 5-passenger sedan. Only thing missing that would have definitively closed the competition gap would have been a set of suicide doors.

Considering we now live in a world full of Hell Cats and Raptors, performance was top of mind for engineers when they decided on what the Continental needed under the hood. The top of three options includes an all-wheel drive twin-turbocharged DOHC 3.0-liter V-6 that pumps out 400 horsepower and propels this 4000 plus pound ride down the quarter mile in the mid-13 second range.

The interior is filled with state-of-the-art comfort and technology. The main feature is 30-way front-seat adjustability. Once you have found your perfect seating position you can relax and enjoy touch screen technology, an incredible sound system and all the other creature comforts you would expect to find in a modern-day Lincoln Continental.

The all-new 2017 Lincoln Continental will reignite an old flame with previous fans while inspiring the next generation of American luxury car enthusiasts. You can pick-up a 2017 Lincoln Continental from anywhere between the mid $40,000 to the mid $70,000 range.

By DriverSide Vehicle Reviews

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