All the RWD excitement of late seems to be associated with GM and its upcoming range of rear driving muscle cars, namely the Pontiac G8 and new Camaro, however, the Blue Oval was never going to just sit idly by and let GM have all the fun. Ford has made no secret of its RWD ambitions, which is to emulate GM by calling on its Australian division to engineer a future range of RWD drivers. The good news is that Ford’s other brands, including Lincoln, are geared up to launch a new generation of rear drivers.

Lincoln already revealed the RWD MKR concept at last year’s Detroit Auto Show and now Ford’s group vice-president in charge of global product development, Derrick Kuzak, has admitted there is a RWD Lincoln model in the works.

According to the guys at Car and Driver, several Ford and Mercury models could also get the RWD treatment. Development work is said to be taking place in Australia but there are no plans to import any Aussie built models to the U.S. in the same way that GM will be importing the Pontiac G8.