Darc Reveals Heavy-Duty Overlanding Vehicle
The Darc Mono luxury overlanding RV is available now for pre-order.
German start-up company Darc recently revealed its new heavy-duty Darc Mono RV. The new RV combines features of overland travelling, off-road adventure, and design. Darc fitted the RV with energy and storage capacities capable of lasting more than two weeks for two people living off-grid.
“We at DARC believe that creating a state of the art expedition vehicle is the next step to evolve from stagnation and lead the necessary innovation push,” said a company spokesperson. “We combine sophisticated design language, highly efficient functionality and industrial-grade quality – all within a competitive budget and a reasonable delivery timeframe well under 12 months.”
Darc Mono’s chassis and camper cabin meet the grueling demands of off-roading. And, the off-road kit allows this nearly 21 foot long beast to go practically wherever its driver wants to go.
The Darc Mono is built on a 2021 Iveco Daily 4 X 4 full-size van chassis. Drawing from vehicles competing at Dakar Rallies, an international off-road endurance event, the Darc Mono includes 37” all-terrain tires, permanent AWD, and an adaptive suspension system developed by KW Automotive. Additional features also include a custom-built tubular-steel bull bar, a winch with 22,000 pounds of recovery capability, and a carbon fiber intake snorkel.
The Monocoque single shell camper cabin is made from 100 percent recycled carbon fiber. The assembly has led to what the company calls an “unprecedented” structural strength, a 35 percent reduction in weight, and an ability to handle large payloads. The cabin also allows for superior noise and temperature isolation.
The Darc Mono interior features a minimalist design. The 86 square foot living space has panoramic windows and nearly 7-foot long skylight. The camper cabin also has 6 feet 7 inches of headroom.
The Darc Mono retails from $355,000. Online preorders started March 2021, and deliveries begin in August. It is available to consumers in the United States.