I'm mind-boggled by the news that Austrian manufacturer Marchi has designed what's got to be the world's most expensive recreational vehicle (RV). Gizmodo reports:
Their purposely misspelled eleMMent line, playing up the company's double-M namesake, is the latest high-end luxury coach to include amenities that no one really needs in a roadworthy vehicle. But would probably love to have given an unlimited pocketbook.
Available in various configurations allowing them to be used for personal travel, commuting or as roaming promotional vehicles, the 40 foot long coaches manage to expand to a livable 430 square feet of space when parked. Including a master bedroom spacious enough to house a 40 inch flatscreen TV, and a pop-up sky lounge rooftop patio.
Since they're designed for consumers who probably aren't that concerned with their price tag, the eleMMent coaches can be configured with everything from mobile internet, a working fireplace recommended for use only when parked, streaming video surveillance, heated flooring, a rainfall shower and satellite TV.
But my favorite option has to be the customized glowing paint job that assures fellow nighttime motorists you have more money than you know what to do with. Now exact pricing is still to be determined, since the eleMMent coaches will only be built on a per-order basis.
There's more at the link, and more details at the manufacturer's Web site (from which all pictures have been sourced).
According to one report, the asking price for this beast is a cool £1.9 million [about US $3 million]. For that kind of money, I'd skip the eleMMent, buy a very nice top-end US-made RV, and still have well over $2 million left as retirement money!