This year’s Monterey Car Week has been a hotbed of EV debuts, with debuts from Dodge, Acura, DeLorean, and a slew of other automakers. Lincoln unveiled the Model L100 on Thursday, a futuristic foray into electrified mobility inspired by the company’s first luxury sedan, the 1922 Model L.
The Model L100, like its pre-Depression predecessor, is shockingly opulent. According to the Thursday release, “next generation battery cell and pack technologies” will deliver “game changing energy density,” while the steering wheel will be replaced with a “jewel-inspired chess piece controller that captures light and depth by redefining the vehicle controls inside the cabin.”
“Concept vehicles allow us to reimagine and illustrate how new experiences can come to life with the help of advanced technologies and allow our designers more creative freedom than ever before,” Anthony Lo, Ford’s chief design officer, in a statement.
“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.”
Animal-free interiors with front row seats that can flip to face rear passengers (good thing the car drives itself), a digital floor and canopy that can project realistic animated scenes onto the floor and ceiling, a full-length hinged glass roof, and reverse-hinged doors that open up like a lily are among the other fantastical design details.
There is no word on when the production vehicle based on this concept will be available. Unfortunately, many of the ideas presented here will be cut, following in the footsteps of Mercedes’ awesome Avatar-inspired trunk hatch wigglers.