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Mercury Messenger

Make Mercury
Model Messenger
Concept year 2003
Production year -
Engine 4.6 litre V8

The Mercury Messenger concept car from 2003 was the first expression of Mercury's new design language. With a clean, technical appearance that was designed to establish the look of future Mercury products.

"The body surface reflects the car's power and grace, with flowing body lines that are accented with purposeful air intakes and outlets," says Gerry McGovern, design director, Lincoln Mercury. "The dynamic fluidity of the Messenger's lean and taut form is expressed at rest as much as it is in movement."

The Messenger's exterior proportions are the direct result of the dramatic vehicle architecture - clean and sculpted with a tautness and agility that transcends the vehicle's design and handling characteristics.

The long hood of the Messenger concept hides a 4.6-liter V8 engine. The powerful stance and proportions of the Messenger are enhanced by 20-inch wheels with 305mm wide tires on the rear and 19-inch wheels with 275mm wide tires on the front.

The spoke wheels have a turbine theme, with vanes that reflect the appearance of the Mercury "flying M" logo. The functional vanes also help direct a cooling airflow over the vented brake disc and high performance brake calipers, further communicating the Messenger's high performance capabilities.

The Mercury Messenger concept went up for sale at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey auction on August 12th 2010.

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