We enter the great weekend of one of the most prestigious and elite motorsport events in the world. Monterey Car Week rounds out its lineup of activities with the exclusive Pebble Beach Elegance Contest. The Californian city is decked out to receive some of the most expensive cars in the world, an occasion that brands take advantage of to present products or prototypes as interesting as the Lincoln Model L100 Concept EV. The vision of the future of the American brand compressed into a sedan with a sensational appearance.
All luxury and premium brands attend Pebble Beach with the intention of capturing the attention of the thousands of wealthy attendees. Projecting your future plans into exceptional prototypes is the general trend. Other big launches are expected such as the 1,400-horsepower Lucid Air Tri-Motor, Bugatti’s “new horizon”, or Dodge’s electric muscle car prototype, the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. As you can see, no one wants to miss the party.
As for the L100 Concept EV, Lincoln makes a small nod to its own history. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Model L (1922), which was the company’s first luxury car. Luxury and Monterey are two concepts that go hand in hand, so there is no better place to present this futuristic, autonomous and electric prototype. It is difficult to describe the appearance of the L100 Concept EV, because a priori only the word impressive in all possible definitions of the word comes to mind.
Its flowing body line makes way for an open and luxurious lounge-like interior. Two suicide-style doors plus a reverse-opening roof reveal a four-passenger cabin. Do not look for the steering wheel or the driving position because there is none. The Lincoln Model L100 Concept EV bets on fully autonomous mobility at its highest degree. Passengers just have to get on, determine a destination and enjoy a comfortable and rewarding experience on four wheels.
Digitization takes on a new meaning thanks to Lincoln. The floor forgets the usual and mundane mats to offer a large interactive panel that will allow passengers to have the experience of traveling aboard a glass-roofed ship. In its concept of sustainability and respect for the environment, materials of animal origin have not been used in any part of the cabin, although details with precious stones have been applied, such as the insertion of amethysts in the upholstery made from recycled materials.
As for its powertrain, Lincoln has only reported that the Model L100 Concept is 100% electric, and that’s it. Although it is a prototype that is almost impossible to manufacture, it does it will serve as a sketch for concepts or designs that we will see in the future with the emblem of the company. This same year the brand will present its first 100% electric production model. Although there is little information about the project, everyone is waiting for a model similar to the Ford Mustang Mach-e.