Lincoln used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to celebrate its 100th anniversary by displaying the L100 concept model, a vehicle that reflects the brand’s vision of electric mobility.
“Lincoln […] is perfectly positioned for a second century of great design, zero-emission goals and technology-driven experiences,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company.
The aerodynamic design combines elegance and sobriety with its clean lines and elongated look. The roof is fully glazed and the doors fold up with inverted folding handles.
The hubcaps in particular transmit various information to the driver via sensors, such as the presence of pedestrians, movement or the life of the battery.
For the body, the designers used metallic paint and frosted acrylic instead of chrome with a triple layer of digitally satin ceramic.
The cabin was designed to create an immersive environment. The digital floor, the canopy and the ambient lighting harmonize to create a personalized experience. Additionally, with amethyst accents in a recycled suede fabric, the designers envisioned the cabin with animal-free materials and luxe alternatives.
“With the concept of the L100 model, we envision what Lincoln’s sanctuary for our tomorrow’s customers might look like and are moving forward to define the next chapter in Lincoln history,” said Joy Falotico, President of Lincoln.
The center console is designed as an interactive chess board. It features jewel-inspired chess piece controls that capture light and depth, redefining vehicle controls in the cockpit. The controller replaces the conventional steering wheel.
In addition, the cabin can be modulated according to two configurations: one focused on the driver and the other focused on transforming the interior space into a social environment.
This allows the front row seats to be tilted forward to create a social environment where passengers can face each other.
“This concept allowed us to design a new experience that is free from the constraints of the past and represents an evolution of our Quiet Flight principles,” said Kemal Curic, Lincoln’s global design director.
“The ultimate design expression of our L100 model is one that moves effortlessly – a vehicle that appears to be sculpted by the wind as if there were no friction,” he concludes.