The World’s Craziest Motorhome? Meet the Marchi eleMMent Palazzo

Romania’s Palace of the Parliament is certified as the world’s largest municipal building, and also the heaviest. If you’ve ever looked at it and wished that there was a street-legal version of it, you may be in luck: say hello to the Marchi eleMMent Palazzo. The Palazzo is another in a long line of ultra-expensive motorhomes, but this one separates itself from the other luxo-barges in that it offers some truly left-field features. It starts with the look: the Palazzo’s main windshield is circular and is cleaned by one gigantic, single wiper, and it sits atop a wraparound bubble of glass. Somewhere in the folds of metal and composite below the cabin are a gaping intake and squinty headlamps built into a pointed front clip. It’s an aesthetic that harkens back to the designs of Swiss designer Luigi Colani, who’s crafted some near-identical semi trucks over the past few decades. Inside, the motorhome is appointed in a way you might expect: it’s filled with wood floors, marble and chrome bathroom fixtures, leather upholstery, and plenty of huge sunroofs and windows. The lounge has convertible seating that transforms itself from low-height couch to raised, bar-like seating, and features a full wet bar. The master suite includes an opulent full-size bed, a dressing area, and a mirrored ceiling. The master bathroom has a full-size waterfall shower and powder-room mirror. As one would expect, the interior features a liberal amount of technology, including HDTVs and WiFi internet access. Back outside, the driver’s side panel extends to increase floorspace in the lounge by about 80 percent, and if that’s not enough, the roof above the master suite extends to create a sky bridge with a covered lounge area. Not crazy enough? The Palazzo has a special feature that covers certain body panels in glow-in-the-dark material, for living out your TRON:Legacy fantasies. When it’s time to actually move the motorhome, the Palazzo allegedly has a 510 hp engine that will propel it up to a top speed of 93 mph. According to the manufacturer, the rig is reportedly capable of returning about 13 mpg, which may make it both the fastest and most efficient mobile living room presently on the market. The Palazzo is still a concept, and as such, it’s up to you how mild or wild the final product will be. We hear from Top Gear that the price may be somewhere around 2 million pounds ($3.2 million), but as is always the case, just how opulent the Palazzo will be depends on how much cash you’re willing to throw down. Source: Marchi

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