Here's the last Mercury that was really worth getting excited about - sure the Milan is OK but imagine a Mercury that people under 70 would buy. Sort of like a modern Cougar (let's just pretend the late 90s Cougar never happened).
Since this was a concept, details are scant. The idea was to build a sort of Mustang but with the luxury of a Mercury. Under the hood is a 4.6 liter V8 - 300 hp isn't out of the question. As Mercury continues to languish I can't help but think fondly of Mercurys of the recent and distant past. If you like the Messenger, here's a bunch of cool pics.