The Lincoln L100 Concept Makes A Futuristic Debut At Pebble Beach
The L100 Concept is a radical, elegant electric look at Lincoln’s future.
Pebble Beach seems to be the new auto show defacto, serving up production and concept debuts against a backdrop of the Northern California landscape, and the Pacific Ocean. The Lincoln L100 Concept is one such vehicle. This long, large, superbly aerodynamic coupe, made its debut during this Monterey Car Week.
Dubbed the L100, the name is evocative of Lincoln’s history, paying homage to the 1922 Lincoln Model L, Lincoln’s first luxury car. The Lincoln L100 is also a celebration of the brand’s 100-year history. The ultra-sleek silhouette houses a glass canopy-style roof, that folds away along with the entire sides of the body, allowing passengers inside. It’s a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, entry and exit experience, meant to invoke feelings of the forward-thinking luxury that Lincoln started in 1922.
Inside, the interior features a super configurable seating layout. The front seats can be turned to face the rear seats, or they can face the front. There’s no steering wheel in this autonomous concept. Instead, the center console features a “jewel-inspired”, chessboard-like interface, that would be used to navigate wherever the passengers would want to go.
Underneath the Lincoln L100 Concept’s exotic design, lies a fully-electric, fully-autonomous drivetrain that offers an “intelligent driving experience.” Not many details about the theoretical battery or motors powering the L100 concept, but Lincoln says the battery would be integrated into the vehicle’s structure in a very unique way, allowing the maximization of cabin interior space. “With the Model L100, we were able to push the boundaries in ways that evolve our Quiet Flight brand DNA and change the way we think about Lincoln designs of tomorrow,” said Anthony Lo, chief design officer, Ford Motor Company.
It’s unlikely the L100 concept will ever see production, but ideas from it could find their way to future electrified Lincolns.
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