I think I'm less offended by the MKS EcoBoost than I am its Taurus SHO cousin -- mostly because the marketing folks at Ford's premier brand aren't trying to insist it's the reincarnation of a heralded sport sedan. As Phil and David have noted, it isn't: it's a large car (big enough, potentially, to appease the Town Car and Crown Vic crowd), albeit one packed with a stellar twin-turbocharged V-6.
I'm not necessarily convinced this D3 platform -- which is largely derived from the original Volvo S80 -- needs to die altogether. Until Ford can build a case for building a new large Lincoln from scratch, the current car could be much improved by adding weight to the steering rack and improving its feel, stiffening the suspension, and -- more than anything -- adding extra bite to the brake system.
Evan McCausland, Web Producer