Speedway, Ind.-based Global Caravan Technologies Inc. (GCT), a luxury RV and specialty vehicle innovator, has released the first interior photos of its new CR-1 Carbon travel trailer.
According to a news release, the CR-1 Carbon interior features a custom leather wrapped ceiling, with private jet-type leather soft-touch walls and residential furnishings that are at the “top end of luxury” in the RV industry. “We sought the most stringent requirements for designs and materials to compliment the incredible carbon fiber structure,” said CEO and Chief Product Architect Charles Hoefer.
Designed with a range of uses in mind, GCT’s first floorplan can comfortably seat eight in the rear entertainment lounge. Modular solid surface tables with mobile marine pedestals allow for multiple dining, entertainment, and workstation configurations, or outdoor entertaining. GCT’s custom leather 88-inch sofa and 82-inch-by-59-inch L-shape create a relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful end table and styled overhead cabinets. The CR-1 Carbon’s custom lounges transforms the rear into a theater for tailgating or entertaining.
The CR-1 Carbon’s interiors walls are made of carbon fiber, and certain carbon fiber design elements are exposed throughout the unit. In the kitchen, the split configuration allows for expansive countertop space and an optional wine rack. Designer Kohler sinks and faucets are used throughout, as are premium tile selections. All cabinetry in the CR-1 Carbon utilizes premium residential hardware with soft-closing doors and drawers.
“In the bath suite, we wanted to take designs even further, and GCT’s CR-1 Carbon feels more like a luxury New York apartment than an RV,” remarked Hoefer. A full walk-through master bath suite divides the kitchen from the master bedroom. A private latrine is enclosed by a residential door features a porcelain stool and large linen cabinet. The 36-inch custom shower beautifully blends solid surface, designer tile, and carbon fiber. A stackable washer and dryer are also available, or can be substituted for added closet and storage space.
The double-slide 35-foot, 3-inch floorplan, which is SUV-towable, integrates smart technology via a “device neutral” power management system. Hoefer explains, “With phone or laptop and any operating system, you can access and control nearly every feature on the CR-1 Carbon.”
A master bedroom suite includes two dressers and three wardrobes, along with optional glass ceiling. The bedroom is appointed with designer residential carpeting and is surrounded by handcrafted leather upholstering, with multiple reading lights and a carbon fiber bed frame.
GCT’s partners include Dallara, the world’s largest race car builder, and GCT has recruited a veteran team of IndyCar and aerospace technicians to build its state-of-the-art products.
The CR-1 Carbon was first revealed on March 6 during a private gala at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway next to GCT’s R&D headquarters.
“GCT brings transformation to an industry we Hoosiers are already proud of,” Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said during the preview gala. “We’re very pleased to support this innovative company as it continues to grow.”
GCT plans to market its products globally, making them available to markets in North America, Europe, Australia, and China. The CR-1 is GCT’s first towable model, which is targeted for availability in multiple trim levels and luxury price points. The CR-1 Carbon is one of the more premium editions planned for the GCT lineup. Company plans include a range of travel trailers and fifth-wheels, including custom models, and ultimately a range of revolutionary motorhomes.
For the latest information, visit www.gctrv.com.