First Ever Carbon Fiber Luxury Camper Trailer Costs Nearly $1M [w/video]
When you think of a luxury camper trailer, you might think of the Airstream. It's a stainless steel, art deco throwback to a simpler time, but with prices that can well exceed $100,000. The Airstream though has nothing on this carbon fiber luxury trailer, fetching nearly $1,000,000! The trailer is called the CR-1, and is built by Indiana-based Global Caravan Technologies. It was also built with help from Dallara, who is also responsible for contributing to cars like the Bugatti Veyron and KTM X-Bow. But the CR-1 is a far more lavish vehicle than even the Veyron. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 KTM X-Bow GT
The CR-1 is luxurious, but according to Wired, the key to its notoriety is its carbon fiber construction. Carbon fiber is an extremely lightweight, extremely strong material, used in Formula 1 cars and the latest generation of airliners.
Carbon fiber is also expensive, and rather than using the exotic material to construct something frugal, the light weight assembly allows the CR-1 to grow to 35 feet long and 7 feet high. It weighs in at 6,500 pounds, which falls below many vehicle’s tow ratings. GCT claims it can even be pulled by a V6 Ford F-150 (though they didn’t stipulate if that was the naturally aspirated or the EcoBoost V6).
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Compare that to a 31-foot Airstream Classic Dinette, which clocks in at 7,174, and you see how the CR-1 offers serious advantages...for a price. GCT says a vehicle outfitted like this one, which has many systems that can be controlled by phone or tablet, will cost upwards of $1 million. They also claim that other models will be available closer to $100,000.
So it begs the question– would you go old school with the Airstream, or modern with the CR-1?
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