2012 Gray Design Strand Craft Limousine Beach Cruiser – Click above for high-res image gallery
The Strand Craft Limousine Beach Cruiser is designed to shuttle the super-wealthy from luxury suites to their favorite resort's pristine beaches in as much comfort and style as money can buy. Cooked up by Swedish firm Gray Design, the Beach Cruiser is powered by a 6.0-liter, 400 horsepower Chevrolet
V8 pushing grunt to all four wheels, so guests never have to wait too long before hitting the sand.
Inside, Gray Design decked the Strand Craft out with the last word in luxury appointments. The upholstery is Alcantara set off with brushed aluminum and chrome accents on the dash and console. Watchmaker Breitling, famed for its relationship with Bentley
, handled the instrumentation, while Swarovski Crystal accents take the opulence to obscene levels.
The Beach Cruiser's stereo is a 15-speaker 1100-watt Naim audio system, which Gray Design says keeps sound quality optimal even with the limo's canvas roof open. Strand Craft is mum on what this super shuttle will retail for, but you know what they say...
[Source: Gray Design
, Strand Craft
New Luxury Niche
Todays luxury market is thriving, and the limousine beach cruiser opens a new niche in the luxury sector.
The Strand Craft Limousine Beach Cruiser caters towards the luxury hotel chains that want to offer their clients premium service in a way that has not been addressed before. Optimized for maximum visibility in sun soaked regions, the limousine is well equipped to convey its passengers in maximum comfort and style to some of the best beaches in the world.
The long, low lines, in true Strand Craft tradition, make for an extremely sleek first impression. Styling cues such as the canvas roof, chromed hubcaps and wooden inlays cast the mind back to the glorious days of summer freedom while the whole concept is raised to a new level by the quality of it's lines and build.
The interior is finished in Alcantara leather with trim highlights in brushed aluminum and chrome. On board clockwork in the instrument panel from Breitling and trim details accentuated with crystals from Swarovski continue the theme of luxury throughout the vehicle.
Featuring a sound system from Naim that uses a 1100 Watt amplifier to deliver premium sound quality to up to 15 speakers, the quality of music will never be compromised even when the canvas roof is fully opened.
Power comes from a 6 liter V8 engine under the hood, capable of generating 400 horsepower and pushing the vehicle to it's limited top speed of 220 kph. This power is delivered to all four wheels via a Haldex system, giving maximum traction and performance over sand covered roads.