Published: Monday, 23 September 2013 10:36
Global Caravan Technologies (GCT) will collaborate with IndyCar manufacturer Dallara to introduce the world’s first carbon fiber RV, called CR-1 Carbon.
GCT is a luxury RV and specialty vehicle innovator based in Speedway, Ind. Dallara, headquartered in Italy and the United States, provides consultancies to advanced automotive and aerospace industries.
GCT plans to integrate Dallara’s storied history of racing and composite expertise into RV manufacturing.
Designed with an aerospace and supercar-inspired monocoque structure and connected vehicle technology, GCT’s CR-1 Carbon is part of a series of product launches that will feature travel trailers and fifth-wheels, followed by motorhomes and specialty vehicles.
The CR-1 Carbon will be unveiled mid-December 2013 from Dallara’s IndyCar Factory showroom in Speedway, Ind., during the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, held in Indianapolis.
GCT product ranges include CR travel trailers and CR5 fifth-wheels in Luxury, Limited, Carbon and Custom models with industry-first floor plans and options. CR/CR5 pricing is expected to start from approximately $160,000 to more than $500,000 for custom models.
In a press release, GCT stated that fuel economy in tow will improve by as much as 100 percent, and much of the product is recyclable.
Interiors of the CR/CR5 ranges are new for their price points. Amenities include full-height closets, tall ceilings, large walk-through master baths, oversize showers, washers and dryers, spacious kitchens, luxury flooring and private jet-inspired paneling.
Patent-pending exterior designs will reveal distinct body lines and new features for an RV. Unique CR/CR5 amenities include DryCamp, which is a completely off-grid power system, as well as MyControl, an iPad power management system that wirelessly controls an entire RV.
For more information, visit www.gctrv.com/unveil or www.dallara.it.