Airstream / Studio F. A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer…
A travel trailer concept for the new world of outdoor adventure
A Special Report, with files from Airstream
Just a few days ago, we heard a whisper of news from our friends at Airstream… a spectacular concept trailer has been designed in cooperation with Studio F.A. Porsche – and it’s a beauty!
Will this concept roll from the drawing board and the prototype studio onto the showroom floor at the Airstream dealership in your area Only time will tell, but if the success of the Basecamp models are an indication of future projects, don’t be surprised if this concept becomes a 2024 production model!
Here is a synopsis of the concept trailer, provided by our communications contacts at Airstream…
On the Road: Improved Aerodynamics, Lighter Weight
The concept design features advances in aerodynamics, including a new rear shape that sheds air while in motion and a flush underside without drag-creating projections. The concept’s automatic suspension (a first for Airstream) allows the trailer’s chassis height to be adjusted to reduce aerodynamic drag. The use of carbon fibre in some components reduces the concept’s weight, making it ideal for smaller internal combustion engine (ICE) tow vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs).
At the Campsite: Bringing the Outdoors Inside
An innovative interior design maximizes space and uses windows and skylights to create a spacious interior feel that connects owners with the outside. Inside and outside are further melded by the redesigned rear hatch, which features a hinge-up hatch and a drop-down tailgate. Awnings can be attached to the hatch to create a shady place to relax and plan the next adventure.
At Home: Ease of Storage
The concept is the first “garageable” Airstream design in the company’s 90-year history. An automatic suspension in the chassis allows the trailer’s body to lower, enabling storage in most home garages. This capability makes ownership much easier for a broader range of customers, including those faced with community regulations or a lack of convenient, secure off-site storage.
With lots of glass, a “pop-top”, and smooth exterior, you might ask “where are the rivets?”
The answer is all in the design – and it’s the first major step since the hugely successful Airstream Basecamp…
For more inspiration, watch the video at the Airstream website – follow the blue link below, and scroll down a bit to see the video image:
You can also watch the video on YouTube:
Tell your Airstream dealer that you saw a glimpse of the future at the RV Lifestyle Magazine website…
Have you seen our RV Lifestyle Magazine road test of the Airstream Basecamp, towed by a Tesla Model 3 ?
Here’s the link to that story: