H&R Tunes the Lincoln MKZS

The springy tuners at H&R have turned their attention to the 2007 Lincoln MKZ, giving the AWD euro-luxo fighter even more of that euro-luxo look with a monochromatic black custom grille and 3D Carbon front spoiler. The more athletic stance comes courtesy of an H&R suspension, which lowers the car 2.5 inches. The MKZ keeps going all four seasons on four silver polished O.Z. Botticelli wheels with Pirelli P Zeros (at least in warm climates) and starts stopping with the help of Brembo calipers. The stock 236 hp 3.5-liter V6 gets a minor boost from a Borla exhaust, K&N air filter and Motul lubricants. The inside gets the euro-stlye pimping with a modified sound system, DVD entertainment, LCD lighting and a minifrdige. Full press release below:


H&R 2007 Lincoln MKZ Project

The Lincoln MKZ—with features such as All Wheel Drive, 236-HP V-6 engine, and ranking as the Highest Premium Car in Initial Quality—is well poised to take on the BMW 3 series and Audi A4 Quattro, but offers a much better value. As H&R's 2007 project car, it creates a paradigm shift by combining American style with European handling and luxury. The 2007 H&R MKZ has a modern demeanor—a super clean, lean look and powerful stance that better showcases its newest components.

The body of the MKZ has a classic, yet contemporary silhouette. The monochromatic black paint molds to the sleek lines of the car, while the chrome badging and highlights allow the Ford/Lincoln heritage to shine through. A 3D Carbon front spoiler helps to increase the vehicle's grip on the road while the top and rear lip spoilers increase its sticking power. To incorporate contemporary elements into the design and provide a measure of Super Euro Tuner, stylish Euro fender vents and a black custom grille have been added. Vivid cannibal red MKZ badges make a statement by providing a marked contrast for the look and the LED under lighting offers a pleasant ambiance. Consequently, the look of the MKZ's detailing reiterates the H&R reputation for quality components.

Due to the Ford Motor Company's commitment to performance and the specific handling characteristics of the MKZ, H&R has combined comfort and premium performance with its newly created MKZ suspension kit. The H&R suspension, tuned to lower the Lincoln 2.5 inches, results in a smooth and refined ride. Lowering the vehicle improves the handling and the look of the car while also showcasing the custom, hand assembled, polished silver O.Z. Botticelli wheels. The combination of the 20-inch high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires and Botticelli wheels is definitely eye-catching. Also noticeable are the Borla exhaust and shiny exhaust tips, as well as the world class Brembo calipers. Similarly, Goodridge brake lines and Motul lubricants add a level of proven performance to the MKZ's newest additions. The level of detail exacted upon the MKZ's performance components demonstrates H&R's continued commitment to quality and premium aftermarket products.

The interior of the MKZ exudes quality and superior functionality as well. To compliment the newest exterior features, the fully custom, subtly enhanced interior has gone from minimalist factory leather to deluxe black microsuede. The upholstery contains stylish accents in tuxedo black that invite visions of indulgence, as does the working European refrigerator. The addition of the custom, backseat refrigerator is perfect for keeping the high-end Voss and Apollinaris cool. The brake and gas pedals have been upgraded to high-grade aluminum to be more aesthetically pleasing while the center armrest is structurally enhanced and further padded to 'double the cush level for sidin' down the strip—don't hate on playas brotha!' A gently sparkling rear LED lit console further improves the interior ambiance of the MKZ, while the new design further defines the MKZ as being a comfortably functional vehicle with superior components.

Likewise, feel free to roam city street or open road with abandon because the MKZ is outfitted with premium Pioneer multimedia products—look no further for a complete audio/visual system. The Pioneer brand lends a level of quality and proven performance to the project that perfectly compliments the MKZ's custom additions. The Pioneer AVIC-D3 DVD Multimedia AV navigational server will keep the vehicle on a pre-determined course while the massive Pioneer professional brand complete sound system dramatically improves driving and riding pleasure. The amps, speakers, and professional separates are conveniently laid out in a custom amp rack in the truck to deliver a complete In Car Entertainment system. The inclusive Pioneer system is another premium addition to the MKZ and definitely improves the driving experience.

In effect, the new look of the MKZ, combined with its superior components and rich automotive heritage, make it impossible to ignore. Whether attracting attention on Madison Ave. or Hollywood Blvd., the H&R Lincoln MKZ will stand out as an intriguing and functional vehicle that offers great potential for matching individual style and performance preferences.

Base Vehicle

* 2007 Lincoln MKZ AWD
* 3.5-liter 4-valve V-6 engine
* 6-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain

* Borla cat-back exhaust
* K&N air filter
* Motul lubricants

Chassis

* H&R Street Performance coil covers
* H&R Trak+® wheel spacers
* H&R Triple C camber adjustment bolts
* Brembo two-piece, four-piston caliper brakes
* Goodridge Brake Lines
* Euro Sport Upper Front Stress Bar

Wheels & Tires

* O.Z. Botticelli3 three-piece wheels: 20x8.5 front; 20x9.5 rear
* Pirelli P Zero Ultra High Performance tires: 245/35ZR20 front; 255/30ZR20 rear

Exterior

* Tri-Star Enterprise custom body work, fender grills and monochromatic paint
* 3dCarbon front spoiler, rear spoiler and ear top spoiler (FORD LICENSED PRODUCT LOGO)
* LED under-car lighting
* Bright red MKZ badges

Interior

* Custom rear I.C.E.
* Custom rear woofer enclosure
* Custom rear amp pack
* Pioneer AVIC D-3 DVD multimedia AV navigation server
* Pioneer five-inch PRS two-way separates, 10-inch PRO subwoofer and amplifiers
* Scosche terminals, full wiring and complete sound abatement
* Exclusive European back seat refrigerator
* Custom rear center console
* Ebony Night microsuede accent leather installed by Car Nutz Customz
* Piano Schwartz interior molding finishes
* Cromato silver highlights

[Source: H&R]