The engine comes alive at 3,300 rpm, probably due to the variable intake runners, and the transmission upshifts at 5,000 rpm. Manually upshifting doesn't help performance, as the rev limiter kicks in at 5,100 rpm. This truck doesn't feel quick in the least, or even very refined by modern luxury vehicle standards.
We noticed significant ABS noise and vibration, and the pedal was a bit soft for our taste. There is plenty of front-end dive and rebound, more than the F-150, possibly because the Lincoln weighs more. One positive note, however, is that fade wasn't a problem.
Even by full-size truck standards this was a tricky vehicle in the slalom. The amount of body roll combined with a tendency to have the rear end come around with a "snap" effect made it very difficult to drive. It feels softer than the F-150 for ride quality purposes, but it makes the handling somewhat unpredictable at the limit.