Rumors of about Mustang-based Lincoln have been swirling around for years but Ford executives have finally acknowledged the possibility.

Rumors about a Mustang-based Lincoln have been swirling around for years but Ford executives have finally acknowledged the possibility.

Speaking at the Australian unveiling of the 2015 Mustang, Ford's Vice President of Product Development for Africa and the Asia Pacific region said the platform could "presumably" spawn additional model. When pressed for more details, Trevor Worthington told Motoring "If we chose to make a Lincoln version of the Mustang - I can't imagine ever doing that - but if somebody smarter than me decided to do that, then yeah you could use that architecture."

As for the Mustang itself, Worthington said "There's a lot we can do with Mustang. I can't talk about the details at this moment, but there's a great heritage we can draw from and I guess I would just say 'stay tuned.'"