Now, this is glamping! Porsche reveals luxury camping…

Now, this is glamping! Porsche reveals luxury camping…

Porsche is taking glamping to new levels with a luxury camping trailer to be towed by an electric vehicle.

The German carmaker and travel trailer manufacturer AirStream unveiled a concept that features sleeping and cooking quarters, storage and walking space.

The 16-foot-long Airstream Studio F. A. concept features seating that transforms from a dining space into a full-size bed, and in the back is a kitchenette complete with a sink, stove and storage space.

Pricing for the silver bullet-looking trailer has not yet been revealed.

 An AirStream spokesperson told DailyMail.com: ‘The collaboration was designed as an innovation exercise to help us think about how we can build on Airstream’s design DNA to create products for tomorrow. 

‘It is possible that some of the concept’s features and innovations will be included in future models of current Airstream products.’

Porsche and Airstream debut a luxurious take on camping – a 16-foot-trailer with all the amenities

While the cost is unknown, AirStream is a top name in the trailer industry and sells its designs from $46,000 to more than $188,000.

While both AirStream and Porsche have not commented on pricing, the most expensive camper on the market is $3 million – the Marchi Mobile’s EleMMent Palazzo Superior.

The companies debuted the concept at SXSW in Austin, Texas, touting it as a ‘vision of what an urban-inspired camper could look like,’ Car and Driver reports.

Bob Wheeler, Airstream’s CEO, said in a statement: ‘Our customer base is about twice as likely to own an EV than the general population.

‘Towing a travel trailer cuts down on the range. Weight and aerodynamics play a big part in that.’

The trailer features a suspension system, allowing it to be lowered to the ground for easier access and to store inside a garage.

‘The concept is the first ‘garageable’ Airstream design in the company’s 90-year history,’ AirStream shared on its website. 

There is also a hidden pop-top roof that adds more headroom and an awning for extra cover outside the entranceway.

The design team wanted a more aerodynamic look, which was accomplished with a flat rear sharp that sheds air while in motion and a flush underside without drag-creating projections.

‘Like earlier concepts, the Airstream Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer builds on Airstream’s design DNA and our commitment to aerodynamics to create a vision that is both familiar and excitingly new,’ said Wheeler. 

At the front are two seats on each side that can be folded into a single bed or kept upright for campers to access a table in the middle - the table also folds away when not needed.

At the front are two seats on each side that can be folded into a single bed or kept upright for campers to access a table in the middle – the table also folds away when not needed.

The kitchenette in the back features a sink and stove top that can be covered while the trailer is on the move. And there is also storage space in this area

The kitchenette in the back features a sink and stove top that can be covered while the trailer is on the move. And there is also storage space in this area

‘While our concept projects don’t always reach the marketplace, the resulting lessons and innovations often influence present and future designs as they make their way into our main product lines.’

However, the interior is what could transform the way people go camping.

The floor is designed with light-colored wood paneling stretching throughout and matching the white and gray finish.

At the front are two seats on each side that can be folded into a single bed or kept upright for campers to access a table in the middle – the table also folds away when not needed. 

There are also reclining seat options that allow owners to enjoy the views through the open hatch. 

A small television is also fixed to the ceiling that can move around to face all directions.

The companies debuted the concept at SXSW in Austin, Texas, touting it as a 'vision of what an urban-inspired camper could look like'

The companies debuted the concept at SXSW in Austin, Texas, touting it as a ‘vision of what an urban-inspired camper could look like’

There is also a hidden pop-top roof that adds more headroom and an awning for extra cover outside the entranceway

There is also a hidden pop-top roof that adds more headroom and an awning for extra cover outside the entranceway

The back hatch also opens, allowing for even more room throughout the cabin

The back hatch also opens, allowing for even more room throughout the cabin

The kitchenette in the back features a sink and stove top that can be covered while the trailer is on the move.

And there is also storage space in this area.

The wet bath, incorporated into the front roadside corner, features a door that creates an enclosed, private area and swings freely to hide the toilet when it’s not in use. 

The companies have not revealed when the concept would head to production, but Wheeler told Car and Drive that they are considering it in the future.

‘We really fell in love with this thing during this process, and we’re actively trying to figure out how we can produce it,’ said Wheeler. 

‘We’re challenging ourselves to find out how we can build this effectively, to produce something that’s identical to this or very similar for the customer of the future.’  

AirStream is an American brand of travel trailer, started Wally Byam who built his first trailer in 1929 and then founded the company in 1931.

from www.dailymail.co.uk Source link

[2023-03-24 00:36:17

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