The MKF Concept was designed by for the Fall 2011 senior class project at Detroit CSS (College for Creative Studies).
Lincoln challenged students to create a distinctive vehicle for the year 2025, with a seating capacity of four or more, keeping in mind feasibility and a precise customer target.
The MKF Concept aims at creating a new American Premium design language, well distinct from the style of the German premium brands.
The MKF has been on display at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show along with other three selected projects.
Interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine, Brian Malczewski commented: “The inspiration came from Chris-Craft—antique wood boats. I felt like that was the perfect inspiration because it kind of represents this iconic American styling that I really wanted to bring to the car.”
|Chris Craft wooden boats – Source: Chris Craft|
Among the Chris-Craft-inspired elements are the side curvature from front to back, the chopped-off rear, and sharp section lines.
The car is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 or a hybrid drivetrain with a turbo four-cylinder unit.
|Two concept sketches by Brian Malczewski – check his portfolio on Coroflot|