Airstream is distinguishable by its finest aluminum travel trailers. Remaining true to its design DNA and to align with the altering RV landscape, Airstream and Studio F.A. Porsche have together designed an Airstream coach with refined aerodynamics, a pop-up roof for increased headroom, and a lowered suspension to permit city dwellers to park the RV in their residential garages.
Airstream has been an innovative RV manufacturer, but this Porsche-designed next-gen Airstream trailer is far from what the former has managed through the years. A result of “what if” collaboration between the two design stalwarts, the concept may be starkly different but it deviates ever so little from Airstream’s signature riveted aluminum look.
Designer: Airstream x Porsche
Fashioned ideally in photorealistic renderings, a 1/3 scale model of the aerodynamically envisioned Airstream of the future is available on display at the ongoing South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. The airstream features an aerodynamic shape with the front improved for airflow, while its flush underside design ensures reduced drag-creating projection.
A first-of-its-type Airstream trailer with a lowered suspension, this Porsche design is more optimized for towing with electric vehicles. The design allows several things to be tucked into the 10-inch space below that trailer’s floor. So, you get water tanks, heating components, spare wheel, and Lithium-ion battery all tucked in there to save you space onboard.
Onboard, the pop-up roof creates more headroom when camped and the rear seating area can quickly transform into working or dining space. It can also be converted into an 82″ x 61″ sleeping area for when the night falls. This versatile living area can be opened into the outdoors with the rear openable hatch, that with attached awnings, create a shady space to relax or plan the next adventure.
Within the luxuriously designed trailer is a wet bathroom featuring a swing door that hides the toilet within. The galley has a hinged-up counter that extends up to the main entrance, creating a sizable L-shaped workspace akin to most spacious travel trailers. With its wholesome design and provision to integrate rooftop solar panels, the battery-equipped Porsche x Airstream travel trailer is ideal for adventures within the city limits and off the grid.