Lincoln Mark VIII
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Lincoln
Model: Mark VIII
Lincoln Mark VIII

Starting with model year 1995 the engine in the Lincoln Mark VIII was given the marketing name InTech. The late 1995 and 1996 LSC models were the first cars from any automaker to be equipped with Direct Current HID headlights. All other manufacturers that offered HID headlights at the time used an Alternating Current HID system. Further, the Mark VIII was a large luxurious coupe from Lincoln, sold between 1993 and 1998. It was assembled at Ford's Wixom, Michigan assembly plant and was based on the FN10 platform. The Mark VIII came available in two models: the first being the standard Mark VIII and the second being the LSC. The 1995 LSC model received an engine calibrated for an additional 10 hp with true dual exhaust systems, and higher gearing for better acceleration. The LSC version also featured unique body colors, distinct LSC badging on the trunk and perforated leather seat inserts. One last addition for the LSC were scripted floor mats. The bright chrome inserts normally found in the body-side molding and bumper were replaced with monochrome body color inserts on the LSC. The 4.6L 32-valve DOHC V8 engine was an all-aluminum variation on Ford's Modular engine, which was included in all model years. Towards the end of Mark VIII production, Lincoln offered 2 personalized specialty models: the first being the Spring Feature and the second being Collector's Edition. The era of large American personal luxury coupes neared an end in the late 1990's, and the Mark VIII was retired during the 1998 model year. It was replaced with the Lincoln LS personal luxury sedan. In 2003-2004, Lincoln showed some concept coupes based on the 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird, including the Lincoln MK9 and Lincoln Mark X, but these never saw production, and the Thunderbird was cancelled after a 4-year run.

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