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Lincoln replaced the tyre with a ‘chess piece controller’ in its Model L100 concept

Monterey Car Week is a hotbed of EV debuts this season with unveilings from Dodge, Acura, DeLorean and a bunch of other automakers. On Thursday, Lincoln revealed the Model L100, its futuristic foray into electrified mobility, which draws inspiration from the companys initial luxury sedan, the 1922 Model L.

Lincoln Model L 100 concept

Lincoln Motors

Like its pre-Depression predecessor, the Model L100 exhibits a shocking amount of opulence. Next generation battery cell and pack technologies, browse the Thursday release, will deliver game changing energy density, as the steering wheel will undoubtedly be replaced with a jewel-inspired chess piece controller that captures light and depth by redefining the automobile controls in the cabin. That fancy yoke wont be much use for actual steering because of the vehicles theoretical autonomous driving capabilities looking after the navigating.

Lincoln Model L 100 concept

Lincoln Motor Comapny

Concept vehicles allow us to reimagine and illustrate how new experiences will come alive with the help of advanced technologies and invite our designers more creative freedom than previously, Anthony Lo, Fords chief design officer, in a statement. With the Model L100, we could actually push the boundaries with techniques that evolve our Quiet Flight brand DNA and change just how we consider Lincoln designs of tomorrow.”

Lincoln Model L 100 concept

Lincoln Motor Comapny

Other fantastical design details include animal-free interiors with front row seats that may flip to handle the trunk passengers (positive thing the cars driving itself), an electronic floor and canopy that may project realistic animated scenes onto the ground and ceiling, a full-length hinged glass roof and reverse-hinged doors that start just like a lily.

Lincoln Model L 100 concept

Lincoln Motors

There is no word yet on once the production vehicle spawned out of this concept will arrive. Unfortunately most of the ideas presented here will inevitably be cut, going just how of Mercedes awesome, Avatar-inspired trunk hatch wigglers.

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