Car Lincoln Mark VIII is a great luxury sedan from the category of Gran Turismo. For the first time it has appeared on the market in 1993. Assembling was done at the factory Wixom, Michigan. The new coupe was based on the platform Ford FN10 or in other words «Full-Sized North American Project # 10\". This platform has been specifically designed for the Lincoln Mark VIII in 1993, and has not been used anywhere else. Its ancestor is the platform MN12 (Midsize North American Project # 12), which was used for creating Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar from 1989 to 1997. FN10 is slightly longer and wider than the MN12.
Mark VII was offered in two versions: the base and the Mark VII LSC (Luxury Sport Coupe). In the 1995 version of the LSC was equipped with an improved transmission and the system with dual exhaust manifold. Gear ratios were increased to achieve higher acceleration dynamics. LSC series has also received unique exterior colors and perforation of «LSC» on the seats and floor mats.
Moldings on the LSC models were of the body color, while in the basic versions Mark VIII they were chrome. All models were installed with 4.6-liter 32-valve V8 Modular, which was made of the aluminum parts. Its output was 280 hp.
In 1997, Lincoln Mark VIII experienced significant external changes. Its front and back became more rounded and sleek, grille became bigger.
Lights remained the same. Equipment of lid with neon repeater of brake light was an innovation of Lincoln. The side mirrors were illuminated. The interior also had a good lighting.
It should be noted that the car had new 16-inch chrome wheels «Octastar». Externally they looked pretty weighty. 4.6-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 Modular been equipped with an ignition system with individual coil on plug, which allows to remove the high voltage wiring from the coil to the spark plugs.
On February the 5th, 1998 the company announced the release of Lincoln Lincoln Mark VIII Collector\'s Edition, a special anniversary version of the car. This version had two exclusive colors and two variants of the interior.
In 1998, the Lincoln Mark VIII was discontinued. It was replaced by a representative luxury sedan Lincoln LS.