De Lincoln MKZ is redelijk onbekend hier, net zoals alle overige Lincoln modellen, maar dat neemt niet weg dat het een interessante auto is. De MKZ heeft AWD in combinatie met een 236 pk V6, wat volgens diverse bronnen een goed alternatief is voor de welbekende 3 serie of A4. Het Duitse H&R heeft de MKZ gebruikt als “project car” en toont deze showcase met gepaste trots.
H&R heeft diverse componenten toegevoegd, zoals een carbon voorspoiler, een spoilerlip achterop en LED-verlichting. Verder is de vering aangepast en heeft men er 20-inch lichtmetalo’s onder gezet. Alleen jammer dat er maar 2 afbeeldingen beschikbaar zijn want het ziet er verdomde strak uit!
The body of the MKZ has a classic, yet contemporary silhouette. The monochromatic black paint molds to the sleek lines of the car, while the chrome badging and highlights allow the Ford/Lincoln heritage to shine through. A 3D Carbon front spoiler helps to increase the vehicle’s grip on the road while the top and rear lip spoilers increase its sticking power. To incorporate contemporary elements into the design and provide a measure of Super Euro Tuner, stylish Euro fender vents and a black custom grille have been added. Vivid cannibal red MKZ badges make a statement by providing a marked contrast for the look and the LED under lighting offers a pleasant ambiance. Consequently, the look of the MKZ’s detailing reiterates the H&R reputation for quality components.
Due to the Ford Motor Company’s commitment to performance and the specific handling characteristics of the MKZ, H&R has combined comfort and premium performance with its newly created MKZ suspension kit. The H&R suspension, tuned to lower the Lincoln 2.5 inches, results in a smooth and refined ride. Lowering the vehicle improves the handling and the look of the car while also showcasing the custom, hand assembled, polished silver O.Z. Botticelli wheels. The combination of the 20-inch high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires and Botticelli wheels is definitely eye-catching. Also noticeable are the Borla exhaust and shiny exhaust tips, as well as the world class Brembo calipers. Similarly, Goodridge brake lines and Motul lubricants add a level of proven performance to the MKZ’s newest additions. The level of detail exacted upon the MKZ’s performance components demonstrates H&R’s continued commitment to quality and premium aftermarket products.
The interior of the MKZ exudes quality and superior functionality as well. To compliment the newest exterior features, the fully custom, subtly enhanced interior has gone from minimalist factory leather to deluxe black microsuede. The upholstery contains stylish accents in tuxedo black that invite visions of indulgence, as does the working European refrigerator. The addition of the custom, backseat refrigerator is perfect for keeping the high-end Voss and Apollinaris cool. The brake and gas pedals have been upgraded to high-grade aluminum to be more aesthetically pleasing while the center armrest is structurally enhanced and further padded to ‘double the cush level for sidin’ down the strip—don’t hate on playas brotha!’ A gently sparkling rear LED lit console further improves the interior ambiance of the MKZ, while the new design further defines the MKZ as being a comfortably functional vehicle with superior components.
Likewise, feel free to roam city street or open road with abandon because the MKZ is outfitted with premium Pioneer multimedia products—look no further for a complete audio/visual system. The Pioneer brand lends a level of quality and proven performance to the project that perfectly compliments the MKZ’s custom additions. The Pioneer AVIC-D3 DVD Multimedia AV navigational server will keep the vehicle on a pre-determined course while the massive Pioneer professional brand complete sound system dramatically improves driving and riding pleasure. The amps, speakers, and professional separates are conveniently laid out in a custom amp rack in the truck to deliver a complete In Car Entertainment system. The inclusive Pioneer system is another premium addition to the MKZ and definitely improves the driving experience.