The Navigator K is the first Lincoln concept from the Ford Performance Group, which now encompasses the Special Vehicle Team (SVT). Boasting the Ford SVT Lightning pickup's 385-horsepower, supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 engine, the Navigator K is not scheduled for production at this time, but Lincoln is going to gauge public and press reaction from the auto shows. If the K creates good buzz, it likely could be offered for sale sometime in 2004. The K moniker is derived from the 1931 Lincoln Model K, which was capable of speeds of more than 100 mph, a performance landmark at the time. Riding on custom, twenty-inch wheels and tires, the Navigator K concept dresses up the production Navigator's already excellent interior with two-tone (black and garnet) seats and instrument panel and an abundance of satin-nickel-finished surfaces. We wouldn't be at all surprised to see this reach production, since the current Navigator's 300 hp suffers in comparison to the 6.0-liter V-8 in the Cadillac Escalade.
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