The limousine-building industry is in a bit of a transitional period right now, as one of the most (if not the most) popular starting points for a limousine conversion – the Lincoln Town Car
– is no more. The Town Car's body-on-frame construction made the stretching process far more straightforward than it is with unibody vehicles, plus it was durable and easy to work on; this shouldn't be surprising, since this old school Lincoln
was built on the same Panther
platform as the taxi- and law-enforcement-favorite Ford Crown Victoria
So what will take the Town Car's place? Lincoln wants coachbuilders to switch to their MKT
crossover, but Cadillac
and others are fighting for pieces of the pie, too. But it's hard to predict what vehicle – if any – will become the new dominator of the livery market. We can tell you, though, that it won't be the Audi R8 V10
…but that isn't stopping one coachbuilder from stretching one.