For the customer, it was a real dream come true, while for the Polish company Carlex Design - another big challenge. Expedition motorhome, which was based on Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a stunning masterpiece, whose each piece can make one's heart beat faster.
The customer - a Polish marriage that loves long journeys. This time the marriage decided, that they won’t compromise on no condition. That’s why they choose a vehicle, which is absolutely unique and no one in the world has the same one. On the first trip in a new car they decided to go to Africa.
Unicat - company from Germany but operating on an international scale, manufacturer of expedition vehicles. It's hard for a better expert in the scope of preparation of cars, which cope with the most extreme conditions. It was Unicat, who tuned an off-road Mercedes Unicat in technical terms.
But to the full satisfaction of a demanding customer was needed one more co-author of this automotive masterpiece...
Carlex Design – an aspiring company from Bielsko-Biala, well-known especially abroad. It had a decisive influence on the final result. Without its share, this multi-purpose car wouldn’t look as great, especially inside. Interior design, thought out in every detail, high quality leather and excellent finishing, it’s the merit of Polish company, which appears more and more often on western websites and automobile magazines.
From the outside this vehicle looks menacing, aggressively. It seems harsh, masculine - ready for the most extreme challenges. You can tell from the first sight that hardly anything could stop it. However, how the driver’s cab should look, so anyone, who will look inside, won’t feel disappointed? Is it even possible? Company Carlex Design took up the gauntlet, and the way they solved the issue may cause a sincere admiration.
The interior is dominated by red leather. However, settling on this statement won’t give us any image of how the driver’s and passenger’s cab looks like. In case of this Unicat, there was no question of compromise. Just look at the steering wheel! It wasn’t trimmed with smooth leather of one kind. The steering wheel, quilted tightly, consists of two leathers, or maybe even of three, which gives the interior a rough, even brutal character.
That’s how the entire interior looks like. On the side doors compartments resembling old-fashioned school satchels, and next to it grated speakers. Above our heads compartments, soffit, and even sun visors upholstered with alcantara. You’ll be literally amazed by every detail. I was particularly impressed by the map embossed on the leather, in front of the passenger seat. The same pattern can be also found in the central part of the steering wheel.
Another, this time not only great looking, but very practical patent, is a compartment (a handle?) in the form of several rows of rubber bands attached to the cockpit, where you can put, for example, a paper map. Similar compartments are located in sun visors. Behind the back of the passengers and the driver, we will find leather belts, which can hold many little things (there’s plenty of space), and a black board, on which you can write with chalk. There’re also pillows, with a pattern reminding the old maps - they perfectly complement the whole.
Half of Europe without refueling
Unfortunately, we can’t show how the living space looks like, because it’s a totally private zone. But we can be sure that it fits with the appearance of the driver's cab. In the equipment of Unicat we’ll find everything necessary, and even much more, for example a 27-inch iMac on the wall, armored Panasonic laptop, as well as a full size washing machine.
For formality, we would like to add that the car burns 30 liters of diesel per 100 km, but the tank has a capacity of 670 liters. So if the lucky owner will start the trip to Africa in Berlin with a full tank, and will be heading across Europe towards Morocco, further fueling should plan in Spain.