Lincoln Continental 2025 Concept

Lincoln Continental 2025 Concept

At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, tucked away somewhere in the Cobo Hall, was the Lawrence Technological University stand. Taking pride of place was a quarter-scale model of a Lincoln Continental concept for the year 2025.

Lawrence Tech students Colin Bonathan and Jeeho Cha came up with the design as a summer project in Lawrence Tech’s undergraduate degree program in transportation design, and the model was built in Ford Motor Company’s product development center. The exterior was styled by Bonathan, who took particular care to make the car aerodynamic and streamlined. Cha designed the interior of the Lincoln Continental 2025 concept, and equipped it with a mahogany console and floor, and fully reclining Alcantara seats. The Lincoln emblem is part of the glass roof design, and at night the actual location of the stars are projected onto the roof. Curiously, a bonsai tree is located in a retractable console in the back seat!

Other luxury features include a retractable food cooler and beverage dispenser, center-opening doors, and a sliding trunk bed.

The scale model was built after Ford officials voiced their fondness for the concept after seeing it on paper. The students used CAD programs to develop the concept, making it relatively easy for the professionals at Ford to build the model. The students bypassed the traditional clay modeling and went straight to the computer programs that generate the specifications used to manufacture the parts of a scale model or an actual automobile.



  1. It has a long hood, long wheelbase and very short overhang front and rear. I hope it has rear drive and will be produced by 2015. Lincoln needs to hire these two designers for the entire Lincoln line. This design is on the cutting edge and copies nobody. This car needs to keep the electrical design simple (switches transmissions electric level control and electric moon roof electric windows seats, door locks and truck release)and design the above parts for commerical grade. Custermers in years past bought cars on looks and this car has the look. I hope others reading this discussion will email Ford Motor and give them a pat on the back for coming out with a real head turner. Ford Motor is the last great American Car Company.Lincoln needs a large flagship that is cheaper,simpler and lower to maintane than Lexus, BMW AND MB.I hope the bean counters do not change the physical and electrical design.
    Build it and they will buy it

  2. In the above article second to last the sentence should have stated:
    I hope the bean counters do not change the physical design but they should see that all apsect of whatever is electrtial is bullet proof. This car is the top of the line and it should be the best. Lincoln needs to get back to furishing the President of America with a limousine version of this fine head turner automobile.

  3. Beautiful design. Change the name. Bad enough it’s just the start of 2012 and already we’re seeing autos with the 2013 designation. Stupid. Like they’re too embarassed of this year’s work and want to distance themselves.

    Sorry, got off on a pet peeve….

    Anyways, the basis of this Lincoln design is a winner!

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