This camper-with-a-difference comes in a metallic orange finish with black and orange upholstery as well as the black and red model pictured below.
The standard £45k Adria Twin GT comes with huge 20-inch alloy wheels with 45-profile tyres, duo-tone leather upholstery, silver/grey furniture and a huge choice of graphics.
But if you want the full blinged-up-to-the-max effect you’ll have to dig deep for one of the various options packs.
The Twin GT’s Grand Look & Sound Pack (yours for £3690) adds a subwoofer under the rear seat, Alpine audio system, Hertz door speakers and Bose speakers in the living area. Not enough? Then the Grand Look, Sound & Video Pack (£5900) takes all the aforementioned features and goes one step further with an Alpine TV receiver, Gorenje 19-inch flatscreen TV, Glomex TV aerial and Blaupunkt speakers in the bedroom.
Which you’d think would be enough, but er, no. Our demo came with the Twin GT Full Pack – at £7490, gulp! – which completes the spec with an Alpine sat-nav with Bluetooth, reversing camera linked to the Alpine unit in the dash, reversing sensors in the rear bumper, an Alpine 10-inch flip-down TV screen in the cab ceiling, a 600W invertor and a digital aerial.
Then there are the more typical motorhome options such as Truma Combi 4E gas/mains heating (instead of gas only), cab air-con, passenger airbag, additional battery and cruise control. Add another £2606.
That makes this a £56k van conversion. Steep, perhaps, but it’s not the first to reach such dizzy heights, and nothing else has come close to offering so much audio-visual gear as a factory fit option. And that’s before we consider the aesthetic additions.
Underneath the unusual exterior detailing (black paint and red stripes) this is another long-wheelbase Fiat Ducato van, the ubiquitous king of the van conversion world, even if it is the only one we’ve ever seen with red-painted brake calipers!
Inside, too, it’s all familiar Fiat… with a twist. The cab seats have been retrimmed in black leather with bright red suede-style centres, and if that isn’t eye-catching enough, the facia trim is not the usual mock wood but lipstick red!
The red suede continues on the doors and of course there’s that complex radio/CD/DVD with big touchscreen display in the centre.
Up front there’s the usual half-dinette with swivel cab seats lounge, complete with a Midi-Heki sunroof, plus smart chromed swivel spotlamps and a flexible wand reading light over the driver’s seat.
A raised floor in front of the rear passenger seat means no dangling feet and the fit and finish of all the trim and upholstery is exemplary. There are neat details too, like the underfloor storage hatch, the stylish roman blind, the rear head restraints and the pivoting extension leaf for the table – ideal for anyone sitting in the swivelled driver’s seat, or useful extra worktop for the cook.
There’s just a two-burner hob to cook on – the Adria Twin GT’s kitchen loses out on the standard Twin’s Smev grill, gaining instead a slide-out worktop extension.
Alongside the galley, beneath the wardrobe, there’s a smart Thetford three-way fridge with an appropriate all-black décor, full-width freezer compartment and 96-litre total capacity.
The practicalities of motorhoming haven’t been forgotten in the GT, which retains the Twin’s clever tip up mattress so this camper can carry bikes.
The GT retains the Twin’s own central washroom with tambour door. If you prefer to use your own facilities – or you choose to camp where there’s no choice – you’ll find that everything you need is here.
This is the perfect motorhome if you dare to be different. The fit and finish inside this Twin would rival the best of the specialist van conversion companies and easily better that of more mass-produced rivals.
Adria Twin GT Fact-file:
Price from £45,790
Travel seats (inc driver): 4
Dimensions: 5.99m L, 2.05m W, 2.58m H
Interior Height: 1.88m
Maximum Weight: 3500kg
Beds: Rear double bed 1.95m x 1.38m, front dinette bed 1.61m x 0.52m-0.94m
Insurance cost: £229.75 *
*Motorhome insurance cost based on 2011 Adria Twin GT valued at £45,790. Fitted with Thatcham Category 1 alarm and manufacturers immobiliser, kept at home behind 24 hour locked barrier at TD9 8ED. Motorhome owners – professionals over 50 years old with no claims, convictions or health conditions in last 3 years. 4 years no claims bonus mirrored from car policy and 2 years motorhome driving experience. Members of motorhome club doing less than 7000 miles annually. £250 excess applies. European cover included, European Breakdown £42 extra. Premiums include insurance premium tax at 5% and are correct as of 10.11.10.