Every gangster needs a fly ride, and in the new show Tulsa King, several cool SUVs are featured. The show on Paramount Plus stars Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi, a New York mobster who was moved to Tulsa, Ok. He’s a bad dude, and bad dudes need bad cars. So, of course, he has a few awesome Lincoln SUVs. What SUVs does Dwight drive in Tulsa King?
What is Tulsa King?
Tulsa King has been described as The Sopranos meets Yellowstone. You won’t find any spoilers here, but the show stars Stallone as Dwight Manfredi an old-school mafia capo who, after doing 25 years in prison, has to set up shop in Oklahoma. Of course, insanity ensues when someone who has been locked up for a while is faced with the realities of the modern world, like learning how to use a smartphone. He also has to adjust to life in Oklahoma where basics he’s used to, like espresso, are hard to come by.
He hires a driver in the first episode, and Lincoln SUVs play a critical role in several scenes. Fans of the show will be thrilled to know that it has been renewed for a second season. According to Parade Tulsa King debuted as the No. 1 new series, topping even House of the Dragon for viewers.
Dwight drives a Navigator in the first few episodes
The first Lincoln we see Dwight and his driver Tyson buy is a new Navigator. The Navigator makes sense for the characters, and there’s likely some symbolism to the choice. Like the Navigator, Dwight is old-school-tough, large, and brash. Also, since Tulsa is known for its terrible roads, a smooth-riding Navigator isn’t a bad choice. If the show would have been filmed in the 1990s, Dwight and Tyson would probably have teamed up in a Continental, but Lincoln doesn’t sell those anymore.
New 2023 Navigator prices start at $79,725. However, Dwight drives an all-black version of the Navigator Reserve that starts at $92,000, which comes standard with the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, as well as a heads up display, massaging seats and more. For season two, could Dwight show up in the new Black Label package? The new for 2023 Black Label SUVs offer even more luxury, especially for those in the back two rows, however the starting price is a steep $109,000.
Dwight then drives an Aviator
We won’t give away here why Dwight switches to a bright red Lincoln Aviator. But there could be some symbolism to picking the Aviator, too. As Dwight starts to shed a bit of his New York persona, and he smartens up to the modern world, a smaller SUV seems to fit. It’s still a Lincoln, but the Aviator is more of a driver’s SUV than the Navigator, which says a lot about the direction of his character and his relationship with Tyson, his driver.
The Aviator is smaller than the Navigator, but it still seats seven people. The standard version starts at $53,340, but in the show it seems like Dwight drives a Diamond Red Reserve version. The Aviator has a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine and a cabin that is covered in leather and wood trim. The Grand Touring version adds plug-in hybrid technology,