Porsche & Airstream Team Up For ‘Garageable’ Travel Trailer
This stylish two-wheel Airstream trailer is small enough to fit in a garage.
Porsche’s design house artists in Austria’s Zell am See and Los Angeles collaborated with engineers at the aluminum travel trailer brand’s headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio to create the concept for the “Porsche X” collaboration initiative at South by Southwest.
Depicted in-tow behind a Porsche Macan, Airstream’s first “garageable” model contains a number of elements that are new for the proprietors of the famed “silver bullet” trailer. Many typical protrusions have been eliminated to reduce aerodynamic drag, thereby improving efficiency for the Macan or an electric vehicle.
The underside is flush, and the ducted air conditioning unit is embedded in the floor, instead of jutting from the trailer’s top. To further streamline the shape, the suspension is capable of being lowered the roof is retractable.
While small, the interior features an extensive use of windows and skylights to open the space up as much as possible. The floor plan is also ambitious and “unlike other Airstream units” the companies say.
A dinette swiftly converts to a large 82” x 61” sleeping area, while reclining seat options facilitate views through an open hatch, which can be opened and equipped with awnings to create a shaded breezy outdoor hangout with two seats.
The wet bath is incorporated into the front roadside corner and features a private door that “swings freely to hide the toilet when not in use.” This design allows for more room in the adjacent galley, where there’s a hidden hinge-up counter that can be transformed into a large L-shaped workstation.
While only a concept, one can hope that Airstream utilizes some of the Studio F.A. Porsche trailer’s clever elements for a similarly-sized, “garageable” model in the future.