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Capacity: 53 seats
- 51 passengers
- 1 professional driver (included)
- 1 seat for the Tourist Guide (Tourist guide not included)
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The Crown’s Jewel
The Irizar i8 is a luxury tourist vehicle for long journeys and other special services, equipped with the most advanced technology on the market. Travelling in the Irizar i8 is a unique experience.
Did you know?
- Only two vehicles of this model are in Europe, one of which was made for Real Madrid.
- This is the first Irizar i8 made for Portugal. Irizar Spain stopped production to get this bus ready in time for Portugal-Sweden 2018 FIFA World Cup football friendly match. The National Portuguese Team, 2016 Champions of Europe, made its fine debut on March 27, 2017.
- The best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, travelled in this bus. Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, owns CR7 Museum and Pestana CR7 Funchal Hotel in Madeira and is one of RC TRAVEL Team sponsors, along with Galp, Ageas Seguros, RC Travel and Lux Madeira Travel Agencies.
The choice of colours for this bus, was based on the colours of VIP RC, black with gold letters and above all, because MADEIRA IS GOLD! We wanted to honour the titles that the island achieved in the World Travel Awards: The Best Island Destination in Europe (2013, 2014 and 2016) and the Best Island Destination in the World (2015, 2016 and 2017).
And because our instinct led us to the idea that a sober exterior demanded an exuberant and festive interior, we’ve created a design that would cause passengers a surprise impact, such as the Jesuits Church in Funchal. It wouldn’t be the first time that someone is inspired by our monuments. The International Airport of Madeira, renamed Madeira Airport – Cristiano Ronaldo, got its inspiration from the Gothic columns of Funchal’s Cathedral.
The gold in the corridor in straight lines conveys an air of sophistication and a modern, innovative and futuristic design, which is VIP RC brand image.
State of Comfort and well-being
This bus offers an exceptional comfort to the Passengers, Drivers and Tourist Guides, guaranteeing an unforgettable stimulating experience.
- Special leather ergonomic armchairs are available for extra comfort
- More space between the seats
- It is silent and offers advanced sound and vibration reduction
- Individual climate control and air-intake, to create a more pleasant environment
- Full LED lighting inside and out
- Pneumatic powered luggage locker doors
- Large panoramic and tinted window
- Plasma screen with a DVD player
- Large luggage compartment
- Reclining seats, arm and footrests
- Refrigerator: for bottles and medicines
Tourist Guide Area
- Guide seat with 3-point seatbelt
- LED map reading light
- Guide microphone
- Extra guide microphone in B pillar
Latest Generation Extras
- Wireless access (2 buses)
- Automated External Defibrillators (2 buses)
- High-definition plasma television
- 2 Wide side doors
- Independent suspension to reduce the step access height.
- On board there aren’t any toilets or WC since it is a small island and there are many stops during the tours.
- Electronic Brake Control for optimum braking power on slippery surfaces
- Advanced Emergency Braking System
- Adaptive Cruise Control with approach sensors that help maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
- Rolling and frontal impact resistance
- Emergency exits (including escape hatches)
- Hammers for breaking windows
- Safety belts
- Laminated-glass windscreens and lateral windows, which crack, but remain intact when broken.
- First-aid Kit
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