Marchi Mobile's eleMMent RV - a luxury mansion on wheels
By Jan Belezina
October 18, 2011
Marchi Mobile has launched its eleMMent series of ultra-luxurious recreational vehicles. Designed to offer a mansion away from the mansion, the series comes in three, fully configurable flavors and offers everything you'll never need on the road, including automatic boarding stairs, a flybridge and an operational fireplace.
Partially based on a 2001 design by Luigi Colani, this mobile luxury villa resting on a DAF XF 105 track chassis features deliberately radical elements such as the highly conspicuous oval windscreen that make the it stand out at first sight. It owes its shape to something more than a designer's whim, however, as the vehicle's aerodynamic properties result in up to 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption. This eco-friendly touch is nicely off-set by a "truly sportive", max 530 horsepower turbo charged diesel engine, a rear diffuser made of carbon-fiber and a double tube sport exhaust. The vehicle also boasts an above average safety rating.
eleMMent PALAZZO - MOBILE HOME
The eleMMent PALAZZO is a four wheel luxury mansion. The fully automatic, pop-up flybridge lounge with multiple bars towers over two floors that contain, among other things, a kitchen, a master bedroom with an integrated bathroom and a couch that can be converted into bar furniture at the push of a button. All the automatic setting-up and dismantling is handled via a touch screen control panel. An additional, mobile control unit with remote video streaming functionality enables the prudent owner to keep an eye on all the important indicators and play with lighting and temperature settings from afar.
eleMMent VIVA - VIP SHUTTLE
This is Marchi Mobile's take on business mobility. The six business lounge swivel armchairs with massage features make eleMMent VIVA probably one of the most comfortable mobile conference rooms on the planet - or at least the road. The 8.2 foot (2.5 m) tall interior provides a lot of breathing space for serious business negotiations.
eleMMent VISIONE - PROMOTION VEHICLE
The Visione is the only eleMMent vehicle built for the working class. It is marketed as a "superior tool to enthuse and inspire the superior target". It is essentially a mobile showroom that enables the display wares in style. The 39.37 foot (12 m) long vehicle offers 215.27 square feet (20 sq. m) to 430.55 square feet (40 sq.m) of display space.
The three set-ups described above can be configured at will and can be fitted with pretty much everything you can find in a luxury mansion. This includes an operational fireplace (for use when parked), floor heating and a rainfall shower, not to mention such obvious conveniences as mobile Internet or a 40-inch flat screen satellite TV. To top things off, the more creative buyers can even design their own fluorescent coating pattern, which should make the eleMMent stand out in the crowd even in the event of a black-out.
See the Marchi Mobile's website for an interactive tour-de-eleMMent.