ArtCenter College of Design students imagine the Lincoln of the future

What might Lincolns 20 years from now look like? Student designers from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, were posted that same question by Lincoln a year ago, and one of their designs was turned into a full-scale model for this month’s 2021 Monterey Car Week.

Shown last week during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the concept, referred to as Anniversary, is a grand tourer with ample seating for four adults and a focus on digital technology.

The Anniversary name is due to the concept’s ability to dig up location-specific photos from the past and present these via dash-mounted screens as the concept travels to various locations.

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The styling at the front looks to share some elements with the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and when viewed from the top there’s a clear nautical theme present in the rakes of the hood and rear section. The body features two doors but a stretched design to accommodate four doors would make more sense if the concept was further developed with a view for production.

Four concepts were developed by the student designers. The others include the Lincoln Glider sedan, which takes inspiration from classic Zephyr and Continental models; the Amongst the Stars SUV, which features touch-screen windows; and the Ensemble, a self-driving van. Those three concepts together with the Anniversary are featured in the video above.

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