I’ve often wondered how auto manufacturers prevent similar designs from other makers. On the other hand, if imitation is the best form of flattery, Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke should be pleased that Ford’s new Lincoln Continental looks so much like his design. From Reuters:
This behaviour is not respectable. Building a copy like this is giving a bad name to the car design world.
The Lincoln Continental is clearly a Lincoln, we’re very proud of it
Ford stopped making the last Continental in 2002. Bentley has used the Continental name since 1984.