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Lincoln Navigator Gull Wings?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by J1mbo, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. J1mbo

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    Looks like Falcon Wing Doors might be a "thing" after all...

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    Lincoln Navigator Concept

    Now they just need to dump the ICE - looks like plenty of room for a battery under that huge floor :)
     
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    "Navigator’s design is, fittingly, inspired by the world of luxury boating. This includes its swept-back style"

    Unlike any other car Navigator's swept-back was 'inspired' by luxury boating! I bet 3.5 liter, 400hp engine was inspired by the formula 1. Sometimes I miss marketing talk.
     
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    I always like concepts--then reality steps in. Speaking of steps, where is the handrail so you don't fall off when they are wet or covered with snow? And seeing how it is IC powered, where does the exhaust system go when the steps retract? I doesn't even look like there is enough room between the steps under the vehicle (assuming the drivers side has them also) to leave enough room for anything powertrain related. If it is truly 'inspired' by luxury boating where is the mandatory swim platform? Maybe the liftgate folds down to form that necessary component.
     
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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...
     
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    As much as I love the FW for the rear, it would drive me crazy to have to wait for them every time I wanted to get into car. I'm finding I love them for passengers, but I no longer put my daily "stuff" (e.g. briefcase, shopping bags) in the back seat. Rather I use the trunk door instead. If other carmakers decide to go this route, they should pay VERY close attention to the experience with the X.
     
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    It has begun! Now when will we see one of the big three come out with a bold new design for a panoramic, extended length front windshield? :)
     
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    Can we talk about the hilarious staircase that leads up into the car? It's like what you see on RVs but bigger.
     
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    Would work better if the bottom 12 inches of the door flopped down and was an entry step. Then the top falcon would be shorter and you would have an integrated step that was also the lower part of the door.
     
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    Like the Model X doors, but not nearly as good.
     
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    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I searched for more info and pictures to see if these were falcon winged or gull winged. Could not find anything that said they were articulated as falcon wings. If not it will be a big failure.

    And the Lincoln Navigator is a big hog like it always has been.
     
  15. JimmyAZ

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    It looks like they're more like Delorean doors. Not really falcon wing doors which hinge at the top window/roof line. But yeah - nice try Lincoln. haha. We'll see if they can bring this out of the concept world and into production.
     
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    How big will your garage need to be for those doors to open??
     
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    Hmmmm, big, heavy big-butt Detroit SUV. I wonder how many dinosaurs this beast will suck out of the ground?
     
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    Look at the archaic design that still has armrests and a center console in the second row. I bet those same seats even fold down flat like to vintage Navigator. When will Lincoln ever catch up with the times?
     
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    HA!!! +1 to ^. Good point. I know people will disagree, but I can't wait until gas prices spike again. That seems to be the only way to get people to change their thinking about fossil fuels. When gas hit $4+ a gallon here in the US, GMC and Chevy were GIVING their trucks away - $18k off MSRP and such. You'd think we'd be happy with the savings, but I was furious that their trucks had that much profit built into their pricing. Yuck
     
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