Airstream and Porsche have partnered to design a futuristic camping trailer concept that will be optimized for electric vehicle (EV) towing and can be stored in a residential garage. Airstream was founded by Wally Byam with the mission of creating an improved camping experience, and the company has been one of the oldest recreational vehicle manufacturers worldwide since then. Airstream collaborated with Porsche for help in developing the design of the latest concept, and eventually, the two legendary brands unveiled the new trailer prototype.
The concept trailer boasts features like a compact & lightweight shape and size and offers a glimpse of what luxury camping might look like in the future. The overall design of the new trailer is modernized with a sleek, rivet-free shape and a flat rear end to improve aerodynamic performance. Various new features are included, like a pop-up roof with integrated awnings, a lowering suspension, and a hatchback that can be opened from the outside.
The interiors of the trailer maximize space with rear seating that can transform from a dining space to an office to a living room. The functional kitchenette includes a sink, a cooktop stove with two burners, and storage that hides in the spacious interior. Despite all of its features, there’s still a lot of room inside the compact trailer because necessary features are hidden away within its 10-inch-deep floor space. Airstream claims its Porsche-designed camping trailer is perfect on a campground or off-grid, with integrated rooftop solar panels and a lithium battery to store energy for later use.
The partnership between Airstream and Porsche has brought a fresh approach to the process of improving the Airstream experience. The RV demand skyrocketed during the pandemic as people sought safe, outdoor spaces, and now, because of electric vehicles, RV manufacturers are trying to fill the growing need for camping trailers designed for EVs. Airstream’s competitors, including Winnebago and several others, are also trying to provide environmentally friendly options for outdoor enthusiasts.
For now, the Porsche-designed camping trailer is a concept, so it could be a while before it hits the market. However, the Airstream-Porsche trailer is labeled a “what if” project, so it seems difficult to see it through to production. Eventually, some of the new features, like the pop-up roof or lowering suspension, may be adapted into Airstream’s lineup. The Airstream-Porsche concept trailer is a new design approach set by the expert minds of the two big brands and is aimed at reaching a broader, more diverse base of potential customers.