Roush and Mobsteel Make a Gangster’s Dream 1968 Lincoln Continental
The hulking 727 horsepower low-slung beast of a car finished in gloss black is known as the Hitter 5.0
There’s no question that Roush pumps out some of the coolest-looking, most powerful Mustangs on Earth. The aftermarket tuning company has a knack for setting the prancing pony-car on fire. Recently, the company has been showing off a litany of custom-builds unveiled at SEMA. Among the many eye-popping collaborations is its Lincoln Continental it put together with Mobsteel.
The devil is in the details on this one as the team started with a 1968 Lincoln Continental. There’s only one color for a car like this, black. The car features an Axalta Cromax Super Jet-Black basecoat covered in a glass-like clear coat. Burnt bronze accents are found on the wheels, calipers, front grille and badging. Those wheels are custom-made in a pattern called “Lincoln Park” named for a Detroit suburb.
As with all things Roush, the real impressive upgrades are under the hood. Roush brought a supercharged Aluminator 5.0-liter engine pushing 727 horsepower. The team coined the name “Hitter 5.0" for the Lincoln.
The interior screams luxury from front dash to rear deck. The cabin is quieted by sound deadening material from Dynamat. It comes with a complete custom interior and upholstery from Detroit Interior Works. As much an ode to Lincoln as it is an ode to Detroit, the car was put together at the Mobsteel shop, located in the heart of Motor City.
When you think Lincoln Continental, you probably think about your granddad pulling into the driveway for Thanksgiving in one of the more modern, less awe-inspiring models. But this classic is a throwback to the days when the Continental was the granddaddy of them all. A slick living room on wheels cool enough for the crew of Entourage. If Lincoln could channel some of this gusto into a revamp of the model, then maybe the boulevard cruiser could become the king of the mountain once again.