Pair of £1million motorhomes revealed
Two new super-motorhomes have been revealed, both of which cost in excess of £1m and offer completely different experiences
One aims to be the ultimate in luxury motorhoming, while the other aims to be the ultimate go-anywhere leisure vehicle.
What they both do offer however is the chance to relieve your bank account of well over £1,000,000.
Volkner Performance S
The first of this exclusive pair is the Volkner Mobil Performance S, a German-made luxury liner that is long enough to have a full garage between the axles that can accommodate a sports car.
It is powered by a 460bhp Volvo engine mounted in the rear, which means no engine noise for the front passengers.
It also benefits from full air-suspension.
If the interior wasn’t already large enough, there is an optional slide-out along almost the entire side, which increases the interior space by 5sqm by extending the width of the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the sleeping-room, all at the touch of a button.
At £89,000 (€100,000), the cost of this slide-out exceeds the cost of many new motorhomes.
On the roof there are a range of solar panels producing up to 1,200W, while below there is a 5kW diesel generator and a bank of leisure batteries producing 1,700Ah.
The Performance S has a four-way heating system, powered by diesel, gas, electricity and heat from the engine.
The onboard ‘Brain Pilot’ will select the optimal system and heat each room separately. It can also heat to different temperatures at different times a day in each different room.
Meanwhile, the look and equipment levels inside are all down to the buyer.
“The interior design is bespoke and depends on the customer’s wishes,” the company’s Managing Director, Stephanie Volkner, told Britain's best-selling motorhome magazine MMM.
“Each one is custom-made. In our case, the design is modern, homely and very individual. The main point is we only use the best materials you can buy in the world and we are on the highest technical standard.”
The price of the Performance S is £1,306,000 (€1,465,000) with German tax included.
All Volkners are sold from Germany and customers typically fly into Wuppertal to place their orders.
The manufacturer said that right-hand drive is possible if a customer wishes it but would not disclose whether any have been bought in right-hand drive or whether it has any British customers.
Meanwhile the second £1m+ model to be launched recently is the American EarthRoamer XV-HD, which is billed at the ultimate off-road, off-grid luxury expedition vehicle.
Built on a four-wheel drive Ford F750 pick-up chassis with a 6.7-litre V8 diesel engine, the XV-HD is a six-berth model capable of going almost anywhere.
EarthRoamer has increased its off-road capability by adding 46” Michelin XLV tyres, rear air suspension with Fox shocks, hydraulic levelling, a hydraulic front winch, and a full LED light array from Baja Designs.
It has solar panels producing 2,100W, a 20,000W lithium-ion battery bank, a generator, 1,135-litre fresh water tank, and a 522-litre diesel tank.
On the interior there is a full bathroom with separate shower, washer/dryer and a full kitchen with premium appliances.
There’s also underfloor heating and a top-of-the-range Bose Surround Sound entertainment.
“The HD is our most innovative product yet,” says Tyler Tatro, President of EarthRoamer. “It utilises state-of-the-art construction and systems to bring comfort and functionality to the next level.”
It costs £1,136,850 ($1,500,000).