The prototype for a Tesla Model S-based motorhome is in the works, and yes folks, it’s real. The one-off model, dubbed the Tesla Roamer, was commissioned by renowned traveller Travis Rabenberg, and it will be shown at the Michigan Energy Office’s EV ride and drive event on April 17.

The modified motorhome will be used for Travis’ trip to the 2020 Dubai World Expo (Expo 2020), and the car is expected to break the Guinness World Land Speed Record for an electric vehicle motorhome. The Roamer is said to reach a top speed of around 240 km/h and boast a range of 320 kilometres. The journey to Dubai will see Travis depart from England, where he will lead a parade of electric vehicles to the Expo.

As for the Roamer, reports suggest that the donor car is a Model S P90D – in stock form, the P90D makes 417 hp and 657 Nm, completing the 0-97 km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds. It has Ludicrous Speed mode as well, and when activated, the system outputs 532 hp and 967 Nm, propelling the car from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.

In the case of the Roamer, expect no changes in the performance department, apart from the rebuilt rear haunch. The photo above clearly shows a bespoke enclosure, providing a small living space that features a pop-up roof, a bed, and provisions for water to operate a sink and toilet. There’s also a solar panel that’s rumoured to generate up to 1,000 watts of electricity, all of which will be used to power the motorhome.

While the thought may seem outlandish, a quick background check shows that Travis is currently the CEO of Michigan Tiny Home. The author/traveller has also lived in boats and yachts around the world, and is no stranger to small spaces. Who’s excited for this?