In a blatant attempt to drive Charlie Ryan to drinkin', a prototype of the latest hot rod Lincoln made its debut in New York. The "Powered by McLaren Engines" Lincoln LSE is equipped with an Eaton supercharger that adds 98 horsepower to the 3.9-liter V-8, for a total of 350. McLaren also paired the engine with a Tremec six-speed manual transmission. The full McLaren treatment includes a lowered ride height, upgraded brakes, and eighteen-inch O-Z wheels. Expect 0 to 60 mph to take about 6.2 seconds. The LSE modifications$18,000 all told for the complete engine/brakes/suspension/ wheels/six-speedwill be available this fall through as many as 100 Lincoln dealers nationwide. How far will McLaren's expertise extend to future high-performance Lincolns? According to Steve Rossi, CEO of McLaren Performance Technologies: "Across the full Lincoln portfolio."
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