Ultimate Bentley to pull the birds

Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner

FANCY buying the perfect Bentley to pull the birds?

Well this is for you.

Here’s the Bentayga SUV which comes with a unique falconry kit and inspired makeover by Mulliner.

This latest modified Bentayga is what the firm calls “the ultimate accessory for the falconry enthusiast”.

I was just thinking today, I really need a car with a bit of falconry kit.

Strangely enough this is exclusive to Bentley. The Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Focus haven’t yet produced this model.

Anyhow, it features a series of bespoke installations in the boot, designed to house all the equipment a Bentley owner with a falcon could possibly need. To give it its full name, the car is known as the Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner.

Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner
Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner

This will certainly ruffle a few feathers down the local clay pigeon shooting club.

In the back, there’s two new storage units, trimmed with natural cork fabric. One of them is a drinks cabinet, but the other is a ‘master flight station’ for keeping falconry equipment. Both of these units sit on a sliding tray.

Open up the ‘master flight station’, and inside is drawer finished with a classy, piano black veneer and a falcon crest.

In here, some the bespoke equipment the Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner comes with is kept. There’s also storage for a GPS bird tracking unit, binoculars, plus hand crafted leather bird hoods and gauntlets, though these are optional extras.

Two perches are stored in a bespoke cork-trimmed case which slots into a hard pocket in the side of the boot. As for the refreshment cabinet, it comes with three metal flasks and cups, plus a blanket and face cloths.

Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner
Bentley Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner

The Bentayga Falconry gets some classy upgrades in the cabin too. There’s a removable perch and tether on the central armrest, while a bespoke veneer depicting a falcon flying over a desert scene finds its way onto the dashboard – it makes use of 430 individual pieces of wood and takes nine days to craft.

It’s not the first time Bentley has used Mulliner to cater for outdoor types with the Bentayga – last year, the firm revealed a similarly fettled version of its SUV with keen anglers in mind, with the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.

I remember the days when a roof rack was classed as exotic!

Phil Lanning

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